Year 3 and 4 Sleepover at The Novium Museum in Chichester – September 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Thank you to those of you who were able to come along to one of the information meetings about the exciting sleep over at the Novium Museum, in Chichester, for the children when they are in Years 3 and 4 in September 2024.

This may seem a long way away but the booking, planning and organisation processes need to start early.

The one-night stay at the museum is a brilliant link to the children’s learning about the Romans. Each of the three Year 3/4 classes will spend a night at the museum on either Friday 13th, 20th or 27th of September 2024. The visit begins at 7pm with an evening full of exciting activities and challenges using the whole space of the museum. One of the highlights is a torch-lit scavenger hunt. There will also be a bed-time story time before lights out.

The children will then sleep in one of the museum exhibition galleries before having a small breakfast and being picked up at 8am on the Saturday morning.

The attached copy of the slides used in the meetings provides all the information about the visit.

The cost of the the sleep over is £27. This includes all the activities led by fully qualified museum staff and the cost of the board and lodgings.

To secure a place for your child on the fantastic experience, please can a non-returnable deposit of £10 be paid through ParentMail by the end of the school day on Friday 17th November. A payment plan will then be set up to pay the remaining balance:

  • Friday 22nd March 2024: £10

  • Friday 12th July: £7

You may choose to pay the full amount when the deposit is paid.

If a family is in receipt of specific benefits which means your child is entitled to Free School Meals, the school is obliged by law to waive the charge for board and lodging – leaving a request for contributions to cover the revised cost of £22. These benefits were listed at the meeting and are set out in the school’s charging policy as follows:

  • Universal Credit

  • Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

  • Child Tax Credit (providing that they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income of no more than £16,190)

  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit run-on

    Parent/carers are asked to make a voluntary contribution towards all or part of the total amount that is appropriate to their situation.

    Although it seems a very long way off, we are already looking forward to what promises to be an amazing start to the 2023-24 academic year.

    If you have any further questions regarding the sleepover, please contact the school using the email address.

    Kind regards

    Chris Hughes

    Deputy Headteacher