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Year 5 Skreens Park Residential

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Our year 5 children have the opportunity to visit Skreens Park near Chelmsford for one night and two days in May. Classes will be attending on the following dates:




Frequently Asked Questions


When will the children be going?

The trip will take place in May. Dates to be confirmed.


What will the children be doing?

We will be running our own programme of events as well as enjoying some of the activities available on site.  Please note we will not be doing the same adventurous activities that are offered on the year 6 trip next year – they are, and will remain, two completely different trips.


When do we have to pay?

Dates to be confirmed.  All payments will need to be made using ParentPay.


What is included in the cost?

The cost covers all activities, return travel by coach and accommodation.  It also covers an evening meal on the first day and breakfast and lunch on the second day.


Will all the children be able to go?

There is a maximum number of children we can take.  If this is exceeded then places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  In previous years we have been able to accommodate all children that wanted to attend so hopefully this year will be the same.

If we feel that the behaviour displayed by your child in school could affect the safety of the group when we are away, we reserve the right not to take your child on the trip.  Once there, if the behaviour of your child is affecting the safety of the group, you will be asked to come and collect them.


Will the children need spending money?

There is a small shop on site that sells souvenirs.  There is an option for your child to bring £4 in a purse/wallet (please pack this in their main bag) to spend on a souvenir (not food or drinks).


Will the children need school uniform?

No.  The children can arrive in their own clothes.  Activities that we are taking part in could involve the children getting dirty.  We suggest that the children wear clothes that they don't mind getting dirty.


My child will be on medication whilst they are away, what do I need to do?

For any child that will be on medication whilst we are away (prescribed or non-prescribed), there will be a form available from the school office that must accompany the medicine(s).  Please collect a form before the day of departure from the school office and complete it at home.  On the morning your child goes to Skreens Park, please bring the medication and completed form to the drop off point in the school canteen where one of our first aiders will collect them.  These forms are also available below.


What do we need to provide?

Your child will need to bring a 'normal sized' packed lunch for the first day.  Please provide it in a disposable bag so that everything can be thrown away after lunch is finished.

Below are the highlights of the kit list which can also be downloaded below.

Kit List Highlights

  • Waterproof jacket

  • 2 additional sets of clothes

  • Shorts, t-shirt and old shoes for water activities

  • Nightwear

  • 2 towels

  • Bin bag for wet clothes

  • Sleeping bag / duvet

  • Fitted bed sheet

  • Pillow


Please do not pack:


  • Sweets

  • Mobile phones

  • Electronic games

  • Sprays (deodorants)

  • Letters from home

  • Jewellery

  • Cameras - we will be taking photographs!

Useful Documents

Skreens Park Letter - 10.5.24

Skreens Park Letter - 23.4.24

Skreens Park Kit List


Skreens Park - Hamstel Medicines Form - Non-prescribed

Skreens Park - Hamstel Medicines Form - Prescribed 

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