Residential Meeting

25th January 2018

All current Year 5 and Year 4 parents are invited to join their children in attending a presentation about our next Residential Visit for 2018/19.

For 2018/19 we are changing our residential venue to Little Canada (PGL) on the Isle of Wight. We have booked to go 1st - 5th April 2019.

Little Canada has woodland log cabins on the banks of Wootton Creek, this beautiful venue has private access to the water, making it ideal for water sports. A raft building or dragon boating session is a great way to promote teamwork, communication and leadership and they’re also lots of fun! There are plenty of land-based activities too; they’ve got climbing towers, abseil walls, zip wires – everything to excite, inspire and build confidence for your child. Meals are freshly cooked, balanced and give your child plenty of energy to keep them going throughout the day. For further information about “Little Canada” click on


Please come along, see the photographs and hear about the activities from the adults and some of the children who attended last year’s residential. It is a great opportunity for children to explore a variety of activities.

The presentation will take place in the Main Hall on Thursday 25th January 2017 at 2.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are really excited about our new venue for our residential trip for 2019. We looked at a variety of locations and companies and decided “Little Canada” on the Isle of Wight, run by PGL fitted everything that we were looking for. 


There is a really good selection of sports for the children to take part in including: raft building, dragon boating sessions, climbing towers, abseil walls, zip wires, low ropes, archery, kayaking etc.  Children will be divided into small groups of approximately ten and allocated a member of staff from school, who will stay with them for the duration of the trip. The groups are deliberately kept small in order to ensure that no-one has to wait too long to have their turn. In fact, in many cases the whole team is involved most of the time.


A PGL leader will join each group to lead the activities. The day is very busy with each group having its own timetable - the first activity starts at 9:15am and they continue throughout the day, with fun entertainment provided in the evenings.


Safety is always taken seriously and the children quickly get used to wearing helmets and safety harnesses. Although everyone is encouraged to participate in all of the activities, no one is forced to do anything they do not want to do.


The cost of the residential visit will be around £275 (very special introductory price including coach and ferry transfers!) for four nights and five days. We have a full programme from when we arrive on the Monday until we leave on the Friday - we really feel this represents good value for money. The children will stay in wooden lodges and all meals, which are freshly cooked, are included.  Your children will not go hungry!




If your child is in Year 5 and would like to go, please let us know by returning the reply slip below and paying the first non-returnable deposit of £54.00 via your child’s sQuid account by Friday 2nd February 2018.

Payment can then be made by instalments as follows:-


£55.00             by 3rd May 2018                     

£55.00             by 5th July 2018

£55.00             by 7th September 2018

£56.00             by 4th February 2019


If you would prefer to pay the whole amount in one go, could we please ask you do so by Friday 6th July 2018 - please let the office know if this is what you would prefer to do. 


Once we have confirmation of the number of Year 5 pupils going on the trip, we will then offer any available spaces to current Year 4 children.  Please do not return the form or deposit for children in Year 4 until we have confirmed there are places available.


This is a fantastic opportunity for children to get together and make the most of the superb facilities on offer.  We do hope you will agree that the new venue sounds really exciting for the children and will give them lots of opportunities to challenge themselves and to feel a real sense of achievement.