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Activities Week

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Activities week will take place on 15 July to 19 July 2024 

Welcome to the activities for summer of 2024.  Activities week will take place this year during the last week of the summer term.  We aim to end the academic year with a fun and exciting range of events designed to enable your child to:

  • Spend an extended period of time on an activity of their choice
  • Undertake a residential experience if they wish
  • Try something completely different
  • Progress further with existing skills
  • Work with students from different year groups
  • Develop the skills needed to be enterprising and utilise key skills in new situations
All students are expected to take part in an activity

The school is unable to authorise absence during activities week, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

We expect cost to be an important factor; activities that have a price associated with them are unable to run unless we can cover the full cost through your voluntary contributions.  There is, as usual, a range of free and low cost activities to ensure that every child can take part during the week.

There will be a non-refundable deposit required by Friday 24 November 2023; this will be available to pay via ParentPay on Wedensday 15 November 2023.  The deadline for full non-refundable payment for all activities is Wednesday 27 March 2024.  Please make payments via ParentPay.  If you need assistance with ParentPay, please contact the finance department on ext. 153/107 or  If you would like to discuss payment options including instalments, please contact the activity leader once the activity has been confirmed.


As I am sure you can appreciate, matching every student to their favourite choice of activities will never be possible, as many activities have a maximum group size and cannot be exceeded for safety reasons.

It is for this reason we ask students to nominate 2 different activities that they would be happy to participate in, either 1 residential and 1 non-residential or 2 non-residential activities (Please DO NOT pick 2 residential activities).  

Whilst we appreciate that your child may have a preference in their choice, the 2 activities they choose are weighted the same in preference and your child must be happy to do either, please note that if you insert a 1st and 2nd preference, this will not be taken into consideration.

Activity nominations can be submitted from Thursday 19 October 2023 at 4pm and no later than midday on Friday 03 November 2023.  Please visit 

A number generator will generate the allocation of places on to activities randomly.

Once the activities have been allocated to your child, there will only be a 4-day cooling-off period in which any changes to an activity choice will be considered.  If, in exceptional circumstances, we are unable to assign a place to your child for either of their chosen activities, we will contact you at the end of the cooling-off period.  Please note that once your child's place is confirmed for an activity, you are committed to paying for the full cost.

Overall, I hope you agree with us that the staff are providing an extensive range of activities, which includes something for everyone.

As in previous years, it will be a week packed with enjoyment and learning to bring to an end a hard-working and successful year for all of us.

Mrs T Wiseman

Activity week approximate costs

Click on the activity below to view further details.  Once your child has decided on what activities they would like to nominate please complete the form by clicking here


Deposit required


Total cost

Art and craft



Dungeons and Dragons



Sports in school



Walks, Water and Windmills



Football Fun



Camping (Residential)



Day trippers



Eagles – for Nurture students only



Water sports



Adventure week



WWW (Residential)



Bude (Residential)



Normandy, France (Residential)



London Theatre (Residential)



Deadlines for forms to be completed and payments to be made

Thursday 19 October 2023

Assembly to all students regarding activities week

From Thursday 19 October 2023

Nomination form is available from 4pm

Friday 03 November 2023 midday

Deadline to submit your nominations

Wednesday  08 November 2023 4:30pm

Families will be sent an email via ParentMail confirming allocation of activity at 4:30pm

Wednesday 08 November 2023 to Sunday 12  November 2023

Cooling-off period, this is the only time in which changes to activity choices will be considered.  If you would like to change your allocated activity please email  There will be no contact made of requested changes from Mrs Wiseman until Monday 13th November. 

Wednesday 15 November 2023 to Friday 24 November 2023

All deposits for trips to be paid during this period.  Deposits will NOT be accepted before Monday 15 November and all deposits should be paid by Friday 24 November 2023

Wednesday 27 March 2024

All activities must be paid in full by this date.