Year 5 and 6 Residential Visit to the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre – 11th-13th September 2024

Dear Parents and Carers,

Year 5 and 6 Residential Visit to Adur Outdoor Activity Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th September 2024

Thank you to those of you who were able to come along to either of the recent information meetings about this residential visit. I hope you found them informative and useful. For those who were not able to come, I can always go through what was detailed at a suitable time. The PowerPoint which was used in the meeting has been attached to this letter.

Starting the next school year with this amazing residential visit will provide the children with opportunities to be challenged, engaged and inspired through a wide range of Outdoor and Adventurous Activities such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, indoor climbing, bouldering, a low ropes course, archery, mountain biking , orienteering and problem solving.

The cost per child for the fully inclusive 2-night stay at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre along with all the transport and activities is £220. The breakdown of this is as follows.

Board and lodging


All of the activities led by fully qualified and DBS checked staff




Please note, this cost is based on all of the children in these year groups go on the trip. The centre charges per person. However, there is a set cost for the coaches. If there are fewer children going, this cost will increase slightly.

Parents/Carers are being asked to make a voluntary contribution of all or part of this amount.

Parents/Carers are not obliged to make a contribution, but it is probable that, if insufficient monies are received, the trip will have to be cancelled and any deposits paid will not be returned.

To secure a place for your child, we ask for a non-returnable deposit of £50 to be paid by Friday 29th September. The outstanding balance is to be paid before the end of the summer term 2024. You are most welcome to pay this in full or in installments if more convenient. A suggested payment plan is as follows:


£50 non-refundable deposit















Payments will need to be made through ParentMail. I will let you know when the this has been set-up.

If a family is 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 £180. 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. If insufficient monies are received, the trip will have to be cancelled and paid deposits will not be refunded.

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

    Further details about the trip, such as what to pack, will be sent out at a later date. However, if you have any questions or queries about the residential visit please do not hesitate to come and ask.

    Kind regards

    Chris Hughes

    Deputy Headteacher