Ford Castle Year 3, 4, 5

Ford Castle Residential Opportunity for Years 3, 4, and 5


Dear Parents / Carers,


At St Michael’s we have a long tradition of residential visits with our children and have been going to Ford Castle for almost 15 years. Unfortunately, this has been affected by the pandemic and rising costs.  However, we are delighted to be able to offer a visit for our children in Year 3, 4 and 5 this year!  The usual costs for a 2-night stay at Ford Castle are up to £300. However, we have negotiated with the company and have been offered a special price of £99 per child.  Whilst we understand this is still a lot of money we do believe it to be an opportunity we cannot miss.


The planned dates for the visit are Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th April 2023 - only 11 weeks away!  The children will stay in the castle with members of staff from school and enjoy a range of exciting activities including, archery, climbing and zip wire led by trained instructors. They will also enjoy their meals in the castle and have the opportunity to sleep in an actual castle in the beautiful Northumberland Countryside.  We have a number of staff members who have been before and know the site well.


We have booked places for all children in Years 3, 4 and 5 and hope all will attend.  Places can be booked by a return email to this email stating your child’s name and year group.  Mrs R will then set up a payment plan of 10 lots of £10 on School Money.  We have to send our deposit within 28 days so you need to start the payment plan straight away to ensure your place.


Children in receipt of Pupil Premium will receive a 50% discount for this visit so payments will be £5 for 10 weeks.


I usually set up a parent meeting to go over the details of the visit. I plan to deliver this on Monday 6th February at 2.30pm.


We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity for our children.


Best wishes and kind regards,


Gavin  Johnston – Head Teacher

Group 2
Group 2
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