We are looking forward to taking our students to Chester Zoo (Year 7) and Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Year 8-11) again this year. All students should arrive in school at the normal time.  


As in previous years, to ensure the safety of everyone and to ensure all 18 coaches can enter and exit freely, the school car park will be closed and only open to allow coaches in.   However, the front of school will remain open for disabled access. 


There is a small car park at the back of school with access from Grange Road South. This will apply both in the morning and in particular when the coaches are due back to school.  The back gate will be staffed and open until the last coach arrives.


May I suggest that students walk home as normal in groups, or if it is absolutely necessary that they are picked up by car, please make arrangements for a pick up point for your child.  Parents may be able to arrange to pick up more than one student to alleviate potential parking issues.   Also, there is plenty of parking on Grange Road South.  We are staggering the return of the coaches but please note the return times are only approximate and dependent upon traffic conditions:


Year 7 – 4.30pm

Year 8 – 4.15pm

Year 9 – 4.30pm

Year 10 – 4.45pm

Year 11 – 5pm


We will ask students to text home when we are about 15 minutes from school.  Please do not arrive before your allocated slot otherwise this could cause problems on local roads. If there is going to be any significant delay to the return times, we will post an update on the school Facebook and Twitter pages. The Twitter posts can be viewed by all, on the school website.


Please note, students who are not going to Chester Zoo or Blackpool will follow an enrichment timetable of varied educational activities. Students do not need to wear school uniform but should wear appropriate clothes of their own. Students in Year 7-9 will need their PE kit.  Attendance is not optional and any absence will be unauthorised. A limited lunch menu will be available.  


I am sure all our students will enjoy the day and have a memorable experience.  Thank you for your continued support.