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Years 7 to 9 - Letter to Parents - Sports Tour to France Easter 2018

An initial letter regarding a proposed trip and parental briefing on 18th January 2017.

Sports Tour – Temple-sur-Lot, France - Easter 2018 – 1st April to 7th April 2018

Idsall School is pleased to announce that it is giving boys and girls currently in Years 7, 8 and 9 the opportunity to participate in a Sports Tour to Temple-sur Lot, France, in 2018.  The sports to be catered for will be football and tennis for both boys & girls.  We advise that your child should have an interest in these sports and attend a club either in or out of school.

This will be a wonderful opportunity to develop their sporting prowess and broaden their horizons.  We will travel with Activ4, which is a company that we have used on many occasions.  You can access details of the company at  The duration of the trip will be 7 days and 4 nights.  The cost of the tour will be £720.00 per person and will include travelling by coach, return ferry crossing, full board accommodation with each room having a bathroom, games and a trip to a local Theme Park, Walibi, use of the 2 gyms and 2 swimming pools.

If you would like more information about this fantastic opportunity and to air any questions that you might have about the trip, I would like to invite you to a short parental briefing at Idsall School in the main hall on Wednesday 18th January 2017 at 5.00pm, the meeting should be no longer than an hour and will give you a full insight into the tour.  Please complete and return the reply slip to the Finance Office by Friday 13th January 2017 if you wish to attend the meeting.

Once the briefing has taken place and you are happy with the proposed residential trip and you wish to take advantage of this wonderful experience, please return the reply slip from this letter with a £100.00 NON REFUNDABLE cash or cheque deposit to Mrs Rushton in the Finance Office by Friday 3rd February 2017 in order to secure a place *.  Cheques should be made payable to Idsall School Fund.  Please note that cash or cheques will not be banked before trip confirmation has taken place.

*Deposits will be accepted the morning after the trip briefing and not on the presentation evening, places are NOT allocated on a first come first served basis.

The price we have been quoted is subject to the condition that we keep to strict payment deadlines with the travel company and, once the trip is confirmed, we will write to parents again with confirmation of the payment deadline dates that we have to meet with the company. Therefore, we ask that you make your payments on or before the due dates otherwise late payments from us will incur a surcharge from the travel company, which will in turn affect all passengers on the trip.

After the initial deposit and once the trip has been confirmed, all payments can be paid by the following methods:

1.      By Cash or Cheque to Mrs Rushton in the Finance Office.  Cheques should be made payable to Idsall School Fund.

2.      By online payment as I am pleased to say that the school can now accept payments online.  Online payments can be made via ParentPay - and it offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available

Please note that any cancellations that are made after any payments are forwarded to the travel company will be subject to loss of monies unless a replacement is found.  Parents and students should also be aware that if a pupil’s behaviour becomes unacceptable, including the inappropriate use of social media, then the school reserves the right to exclude them from the trip.  If this action were to be necessary then the school would reimburse payments in full. 

Following the success of previous tours, we have found that students are really keen to purchase tour sports kit.  This will be at an additional charge to the cost of the trip, more details will be sent out to you closer to the tour date.

If you have any further queries please contact me at school.

Yours faithfully

S Bell
Party Leader