Educational visits are organised to enhance our curriculum and bring learning to life for pupils. During their time at Castlefort, pupils will be able to enjoy a range of destinations, some of which include:
Ash End Farm
West Midlands Safari Park
Sea Life Centre
Back-to-back houses in Birmingham
Black Country History Museum
Blists Hill History Museum - Ironbridge
Safeside in Birmingham
Aldridge Airport - outdoor activities centre
Houses of Parliament - London
Drayton Manor Park - reward trip for pupils in Year 6
Woodlands - outdoor pursuits centre
Whitemoor Lakes - outdoor pursuits centre
We also arrange incoming visitors to our school, these include:
Artists in residence
The 'animal man'
Whole school trips:
London - main attractions and a theatre show
Seaside trip - Weston-Super-Mare
Pantomime trip - The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton
Arete Outdoor Centre in Wales - outdoor pursuits residential for pupils in Years 5 and 6
Charging and Remissions
It is the aim of the school that all educational visits offered to our children should enhance their knowledge, skills or understanding of the curriculum.
Parents/carers will be notified in advance of the details of any educational visit and asked for a voluntary contribution to cover the cost of the visit. We do not aim to make a profit on any visit.
No child will be refused permission to participate in a visit during the school day if their parents do not contribute towards the cost. However unless everyone sends in a voluntary contribution, then a visit may have to be cancelled as we may not be able to cover the cost. We will do all we can to keep visit costs down to a minimum and always try to refund the cost of a trip if a child is absent on the day. If any parent/carer is experiencing financial difficulties regarding providing a voluntary contribution, then please see the Headteacher.
We are fully committed to the well -being of all our pupils and always endeavour to make a school a safe and healthy place to be.