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History Trip September Update

19 September 2019

RE: History Trip 27-28th September Update

Dear Parent/ Carer,

It is not long now until we are due to leave on the above trip on the 27-28 September. I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you of the important itinerary, give you some key information regarding staffing, pass on contact numbers and explain expectations.

We are fortunate to have 6 staff accompanying this trip, myself, Mr Burnham (History), Ms Pragnell (English), Eden Furzer (LSA), Miss Parry (History) and Ms Holohan (a Drama specialist who has attended many trips from her time as the SLL for Drama at St Peter’s to her volunteer role since her retirement a few years ago). I am always very grateful to staff and volunteers who are willing to give up their time to help support enrichment. It is worth noting that both I and Ms Pragnell are First Aid trained.

Whilst on the trip the following contact numbers are available for you to use if you need to get hold of member of staff. Please be mindful that there may be times that I will have to switch off the mobile (during the workshops etc.) but I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible. Additionally, each member of staff will be responsible for registering and monitoring 10 specific students, we ask that these students pass on their mobile numbers on a sheet of paper so that if we ever get separated we can contact them. These sheets will be destroyed on our return to school. We also ask students to key in the emergency numbers into their phone so they can contact us if they have a problem. We tend to do this on the coach but the numbers should not change so this can be done now.

Key Contact Numbers:

School Hours: 01392204764

School Mobile (with trip leader): Please see email


Due to the high number of students we have had to adjust the plan for the two days. For example, we have an early start to allow for the workshop and a later finish to allow for a stop at Hampton Court Palace. The following is a rough itinerary which we will endeavour to keep by, but we are always mindful of London traffic. Therefore, please be prepared for any changes to the return journey as we might encounter problems. I will be asking students to text parents with an ETA and will put up notices to the school facebook page about any changes.

05:45 – Arrive at school for prompt departure at 6am

11:20 – Arrive at the Globe Theatre. Lively Action Workshop – Focus on Macbeth

13:00 – Free time on the South Bank – Lunch (please bring packed lunch)

14:30 – The Old Operating Theatre Museum with walking Cholera tour

17:30 – Dinner at Belgo Restaurant, Covent Garden

19:00 – Body Worlds museum

22:00 – Arrive at Hotel Premier Inn Wembley Park, 151 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, HA9 8HQ


Day Two:

08:00 – Buffet Breakfast

Students provided with a packed lunch for the day

9.30 – Depart for the Golden Hind – guided tour

13.30 – Tour of the London Dungeons

15:00 – Self Guided Tour of Hampton Court Palace

23:00 – Approx. arrival time (students to confirm 30 min before) If on pick up you find the school gate closed please park to enable coach access up quarry lane so that the trip leader can access the gate to allow entry.


Kit List

  • Sensible Shoes (walking around tour sites – in cold/wet)
  • Coat
  • Clothes for next day
  • Toothbrush/conditioner
  • Pillow/blanket – coach
  • Books/entertainment – coach


  • You must pack enough food or money to sustain you for the two days. This will include:
  • Lunch on journey up
  • Dinner is included
  • Breakfast on day two is included
  • Lunch – Packed Lunch is provided
  • Dinner – this could be purchased at service station stop on the journey home

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Mrs Wilkinson

(SLL History)