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Letters to Parents & Carers

Letters are sent home to parents through the post or via the students but to ensure that parents do not miss any letters, here are digital copies in the form of PDFs. Select either subject specific letters or whole year/school letters below.

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  • GCSE and A Level Art Trip to New York 13th-18th February 2021

    Published 15/10/19

    Please see the attached letter and reply slip for further information. 

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  • GCSE Geography Field Trips-(Two Days) Wolverhampton October 2019 & Carding Mill Valley March 2020

    Published 15/10/19

    Please see the attached letter for further information and reply slip to indicate whether your child can attend. The consent form must also be filled in and can be downloaded by clicking-Consent Form 

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  • Paris Music Trip -12th-15th July 2020

    Published 15/10/19

    The Music Department have organised a Music Tour to Paris from Sunday 12th July – Wednesday 15th July 2020, which is during Activities Week next year. This is an exciting opportunity for students to visit the French capital. For full details and the reply slip please see the attached documents. 

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  • Proposed Sports Tour – Lignano Sabbiadoro – Italy 2nd to 9th April 2020 (Easter)

    Published 27/02/19

    Please see the attached letter for details of this exciting opportunity. 

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  • Humanities Field Trip to Krakow (Poland) October 2019

    Published 05/12/18

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    Humanities Field Trip to Krakow, Poland

    Estimated dates: 25th- 28th October 2019

    We are pleased to announce our intention to take a residential field trip to Krakow in Poland, during October half-term 2019.  This will be an educational visit, which supports learning in History and RE based on WWII, the Holocaust and East European culture for Geography. We regard it as an excellent opportunity for our students to experience life in a very different cultural environment to the UK. We hope that the challenges that the week provides will spur them on to considerable achievements, especially for GCSE History students who study Weimar and Nazi Germany and its effects on the Jewish population for their Paper 3: Source based exam.

    The trip is being offered to all students from Year 9-11. This is the third time that we will be running a residential to Poland and we know that it is a very popular trip. It is therefore likely that a reserve list will be drawn up in the event that we exceed the maximum student capacity. The maximum number of students we can take is 40 due to restrictions with the accommodation size.


    The provisional cost of the tour is payment for the following:

    • Return flights from the UK - Krakow
    • Coach Transfers in the UK and to & from Krakow airport
    • Accommodation for 3 nights Full Board
    • Guided Excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau by coach
    • Guided walking tour of Krakow Jewish Quarter
    • Entry to the Schindler's Factory Museum
    • Entrance to the Galicia Jewish Museum with a Holocaust survivor talk included
    • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates
    • VAT at current rates to tour operators
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • ATOL protection on flights

    Travel Company:

    We will travel with Halsbury Travel, which has an outstanding reputation in the school travel community and the Faculty has travelled with several times in the past to Poland, Malta, Germany and China.  Low cost airlines tend to release flight prices only 9 months before we fly so I cannot confirm Flight Company, times or airport but this will be confirmed in the next letter once an application to go on the residential has been confirmed and final numbers based on student places have been allocated. For your peace of mind and financial protection, Halsbury Travel is ABTA bonded and holds an Air Travel Operator's Licence (ATOL). It is also a proud member of the School Travel Forum, a group of leading tour operators who promote good practice and safety within the school travel industry. It has also been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

    The Hotel we are likely to use is the Hotel Wilga in Krakow. The Hotel Wilga is situated in the centre of Krakow, just a short walk from the city’s historical Old Town. Accommodation is also on a Full Board basis.


    The total cost of flights, transfers, full board accommodation, 4 days, local coach transport and activities is approximately £530.00, which is due in instalments. To reserve a place on this trip, a non-refundable deposit of £150.00 per student is required by Monday 17th December 2018. When the student places will be confirmed, a further £200.00 will be due in February 2019. The remaining balance of approximately £180.00 will need to be paid by July 2019. Exact dates of subsequent payments, after the initial deposit will be outlined in the next letter. Please note that it is expected for you to keep to these payment deadlines to avoid additional interest being incurred. Please note that any cheques will not be cashed before trip confirmation has taken place.

    If you would like your child to attend the Krakow residential trip, please complete the attached deposit reply slip and forward it with a cheque or cash for the sum of £150.00 to the Finance Office by Monday 17th December 2019. After this time, student names will be confirmed by letter. Should names exceed 40 students, we will draw names out of a hat with a gender balance being taken into consideration. If your child is unsuccessful, you will receive a confirmation letter to this effect with your initial cheque or a request for you to collect the cash from the Finance Office.


    An initial Parental Briefing will take place regarding the final details of the trip, once student places have been allocated and trip details have been finalised. The information regarding this evening will be sent out to the parents/guardians of the successful students attending this trip. This letter will be sent out in the New Year (2019).

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if you have any questions in the meantime.


    Yours faithfully,


    Miss A Rosewarne

    Teacher of History

    Trip Leader


    Mrs P O’Carrol

    Teacher of RE

    Deputy Trip Leader


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  • Updated Sports Fixtures Letter and Consent Form

    Published 03/12/18

    Dear Parent/Carer

    Parental Consent Form – Sport Fixtures

    We have changed our fixtures policy and now require parents/carers to give written permission for their child to participate in sporting fixtures. We will ask for this information annually.

    We will continue to inform you of fixtures in the following ways:

    • The Idsall website - - this is updated weekly.
    • Students will receive a team sheet which states where the fixture is being held, what time students will leave school, what time they will return to school and method of travel.
    • Twitter- @Idsallsport - please also use this twitter page to find out sporting results.

    We will also be sending emails to you when our new system is up and running.

    It is the responsibility of your child to check the team sheet and note the times and dates of fixtures. Please understand that unless otherwise stated the matches/fixtures will begin directly after school at 3pm and away fixtures will return to school at approximately 6pm.

    Please understand that if your child is to find their own way to a venue for a school competition, (during the week or at weekends) it is the parents/carers responsibility to ensure that safe arrangements are made to and from the location.

    If your child is getting transport from Idsall staff to a sporting fixture at a weekend, then you will be informed of the details.

    Your child will not be able to participate in sporting fixtures for Idsall School until this form is completed.

    We are asking for all parents/carers to fill in the online form which can be found on the school website: A password will be required to complete the form. Please contact school to request the password.

    If the above link doesn’t work, go to then click on the following links – Home/Parents & Carers/ Enquiries and Forms/ Parental Consent Form for Sports Fixtures. A paper copy of the form can also be collected from school.

    Thank you for your support in this matter and if you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact school.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mr S Bell

    Second in the PE Department

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  • Accelerated Reader Programme

    Published 12/10/18
    Dear Parent/Guardian, All students at Key Stage 3 take part in the Accelerated Reader Programme, in conjunction with their English lessons. The English department has invested in a wide range of new books to suit different abilities and tastes, wh
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  • All Years Letter to Parents - OFSTED Inspection

    Published 23/06/17

    A letter from our Headteacher regarding our recent Ofsted inspection.

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  • Years 7 to 11 - Letter to Parents - Students' Attitude to Lessons

    Published 03/02/17

    We need parents' support in speaking to their son / daughter about the contents of this letter...

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