We are looking forward to our activities day on Wednesday 13th October. All students should arrive in school at the normal time of 8.20am and report to their form room for registration.
To ensure the safety of everyone and to ensure coaches can gain access freely, the car park will be closed to all parents/carers, except those requiring disabled access.
Students staying in school
Students who are staying in school will follow an enrichment timetable of varied educational activities in school. They do not need to wear school uniform but should wear their Alder PE Kit as there will be some sporting activities during the day. Attendance is not optional, and any absence will be unauthorised. A limited lunch menu will be available. The school day will finish as normal at 2.45pm and the school buses will be running.
Students going on a trip
Students who are going to Chester Zoo or Alton Towers do not need to wear school uniform but should come dressed appropriate for the forecasted weather. Mobile phones are allowed on the trip but remain the responsibility of the student at all times. It is recommended that valuables are left at home.
Students who are going to Chester Zoo should bring a packed lunch. Students who are going to Alton Towers can bring a packed lunch or money to purchase their lunch. Students who are eligible for a free school meal will be provided with a packed lunch where this has been pre-ordered.
Arrangements for the end of the day
Parents must make appropriate arrangements to ensure the safe passage home of their child once the trip returns. Please ensure that you have agreed the arrangements with your child in the morning so that they know how they are getting home.
As in previous years, to ensure the safety of everyone and to ensure 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.
We are staggering the return of the coaches but please note the return times are only approximate and dependent upon traffic conditions:
UPDATED TIMES AS OF 4.45PM TODAY
- Year 11 – APPROX 6PM