Children undertake a half or full day visit each term to enhance the ‘topic’ being studied. Voluntary parental contributions are asked to cover any costs incurred from these activities. In the event of the voluntary parental contributions not covering the overall costs of the activity, it may have to be cancelled. No profit accrues to the school from the voluntary contributions and on many occasions the school will subsidise these visits.
An optional residential visit is usually offered to the children in Year 6 and sometimes other year groups. Voluntary contributions will be requested to cover the cost of such a visit. If the costs of the activity are not met the visit may have to be cancelled. Extended notice is generally given about such a visit and a saving card scheme is in operation to allow parents to spread the payment over an extended period of time.