Throughout their time in Blackwood Comprehensive pupils will have the opportunity to participate in an extensive programme of educational visits linked to different areas of the curriculum. The Governors support all activities which broaden and enrich the curriculum and school life.
No charge may be made for participation in trips and activities during school time, but the school may wish to ask for a voluntary contribution in order to support with the costs of such activities.
Inability or refusal to make a voluntary contribution will NOT stop a pupil from participation in such activities. If the activity cannot take place without sufficient voluntary contributions, this will be made clear in the initial letter. If insufficient contributions are received, and cancellation is necessary, all contributions will be returned to parents.
Field trips and enrichment activities outside school time will be charged for, and parents will always be given the cost in advance. However, the school would wish for no pupil to be excluded from any activity by financial hardship. Cases of hardship would be viewed sympathetically by the Headteacher.