13th March 2020
It is with regret that I am writing to inform you that the forthcoming visits to Normandy and Barcelona have been cancelled. This is in line with the recommendations from the government that schools should not be running overseas trips in the current climate.
We are very sad that we have to cancel these visits, but the welfare of our students and staff must come first. As a school we are very proud of the opportunities we offer in terms of overseas visits and it is our hope that the restrictions will be lifted once it is safe for our students to travel again.
We now need time to process the cancellations and refunds and I would be very grateful if you could allow us time to do this. We will act as swiftly as possible but as I am sure you can appreciate, the travel industry and insurance companies are extremely busy at the moment.
If your child is travelling on the Berlin trip, we are waiting to see if anything changes in terms of the advice from the government. At present we have not cancelled the trip but we will monitor the situation to see what changes. Please do not make any more payments until further notice.
The teaching staff involved in these visits have spent hours of their own time organising everything and I am sure you are as thankful as I am that we have such a dedicated team of people who wish to provide amazing opportunities for your children.
Please accept our sincere apologies for the cancellation of these trips. I hope that there will be other opportunities in the future for your children to participate in other overseas visits.
Miss H Burrows