Trips and visits at Tuxford Academy

The Academy views trips and visits as ideal opportunities for students to widen their studies, interests, or experiences of different cultures in a setting less formal than the classroom environment. A small number of these form an essential part of an academic course, some are regarded as very useful for students to experience to give an extra dimension to their studies or personal development, and some are more recreational in nature. Whatever the underlying rationale for a trip or visit, staff and students are representing the good name of the Academy in the wider community.
 
Certain trips only have a limited number of places; in the event that a trip is oversubscribed, a selection process will take place shortly after the deadline for deposit returns has passed (by the random drawing of names) for initial and reserve places. Deposits for students who are unsuccessful in their application will be returned to their parents.
 
Trips and visits that are not an essential part of a course of study are treated as an ‘optional extra’, as outlined in the relevant DfE guidance (‘Charging for out of school activities’). Financial contributions from parents and carers are voluntary, but the Academy reserves the right to cancel any trip where there is insufficient funding available to allow it to take place, or where it is felt that student and staff safety is at risk, and will return payments collected if this happens. Payment deadlines for all our trips, and any associated penalties for late cancellations or payment, are set by the companies we use, and not the Academy itself. We will do all we can to mitigate such penalties, but cannot guarantee any specific level of refund to parents and carers.
 
Families in receipt of certain benefits, as listed on our Charging and Remission Policy, may be eligible for financial assistance from the Academy towards the cost of a day trip, or the cost of food and accommodation (often called the ‘board and lodgings’ element) of a residential trip. Enquiries regarding possible financial assistance should be directed to Mr Lynch, Vice Principal, or by email to the Finance Department finance@tuxford-ac.org.uk. The Academy will require original or photocopies of documentation showing current evidence of any income/ benefits being received (e.g. all pages of HMRC statement/Income Support letter) in order to assess.
 
To reserve a place on a Tuxford Academy trip or visit, completion and return of a Medical Consent Form (provided with each trip letter), along with the trip payment or non-refundable deposit by the specified date, is essential in the first instance. Where applicable, payment cards will then be issued to students to allow the remaining costs to be spread over a time period that parents and carers should find affordable. Where possible, the Academy will work with parents to find a mutually acceptable solution for parents and carers who encounter difficulties with the initial payment schedule.
 
Parents and carers should note that the Academy’s behaviour policy applies at all times during the duration of the trip. Consequently, the Academy reserves the right to refuse trip applications from students where their inclusion is considered by the trip leader to represent an unnecessary risk to the safety of other students or staff participating in the activity. Poor student behaviour records after applications have been accepted may also result in exclusions from present and future trips. Under these circumstances, payments made for the trip will be refunded, minus any non-refundable deposits and associated costs already incurred by the Academy (e.g. advance booking fees). 
 
Please feel free to contact the Trip Leader or the Trips office for any trip administration queries  tripsadmin@tuxford-ac.org.uk.

 

 

2016 Trips

September

GCSE Leisure & Tourism – Doncaster Dome Trip

GCSE Geography – Holderness Coast

Hagg Farm Residential Trip

 

October

Y7 Bowling Evening

P16 Polish Exchange Visit

Eminox Visit

Dance/Drama – Warwick Arts Centre

 

November

P16 Drama – West Yorkshire Playhouse

West Notts and Hull University Visits

Big Sleepout

Music - Night at the Movies

P16 – Festo

 

December

GCSE Drama – Shawshank Sheffield

Music – Royal Concert Hall

DALP Creative Arts Festival

Y7 – Pantomime Trip

 

2017 Trips

January

Eminox Visit

DALP Festival Reward Pantomime Trip

P16 Art Trip London

Y11 Bishop Grosseteste University Visit

Y11 GCSE English Poetry Live Event

 

February

P16 Bishop Grosseteste University Visit

Y9 Drama – Blood Brothers Sheffield

Library – Meet the Author Visit

Music Workshop – Worksop

GCSE/A Level Drama London Residential Trip

 

March

D&T Legostorm/Tomorrows Engineers

Y10 & Y11 Dance - Ballet Rambert

Y10 & Y12 Science Big Bang at NEC

P16 Oxford University visit

P16 A Winter's Tale - Warwick Arts

P16 D & T - Leonard Design

P16 Geog - Burbage Brook

P16 Geog - Nottingham

 

April

PE Enrichment Residential Trip – Costa Brava Spain.    Click to view Twitter feed from the trip

P16 Loughborough University Visit

 

May

Music Workshop Performance Evening

Y10 Drama – Curious Incident Sheffield

 

June

Y7 English – Cadbury World Trip

Y7 MFL – Cinema Trip Nottingham

Y7 Science – Yorkshire Wildlife Park Visit

Y7 Humanities – Clumber Park Trip

Y8 PE - Clumber Park Trip

Y8 CA & DT – Drayton Manor Visit

Y9 Geog – Field Trip Burbage & Hathersage

Y10 Geog – Field Trip Holderness Coast

Y10 GCSE PE Residential Trip – Skipton

Y10 Science – Alton Towers

 

July

Y7 Maths – Sherwood Pines Visit

Y7 Camp Residential trip

Y9 London Residential Trip

Y10 York Residential Trip

P16 Bishop Grosseteste University Visit

P16 Lancaster University Residential

 

September

P16 Geog - Cranedale Residential

 

2018 Trips

February

GCSE/A level Drama - New York

 

March

Ski Trip - Andorra

   

 

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