At Perry Court we value education both in and out of the classroom. All year groups are provided with opportunities to get out and about around the school grounds, Bristol and further afield.
With extensive grounds we utilise every opportunity possible to allow the children to learn in our own school woods, using them as a focus for science and geography topics, as well as inspiring writing and Forest School.
Trips and Visits
Trips are categorised according to the location and we will always inform you when we take your child off the academy premises. We ask for blanket approval of all category 1 visits. We then ask for specific permission for category 2, 3 and 4 trips. We will never stop any child from going on a trip because they are not able to make a contribution, however we have to make you aware that if we do not receive enough voluntary contributions then we may have to cancel trips.
Category 1: Local Visits – half day or less, to a close venue with low risks e.g. local shops, the church, the woods, or local schools
Category 2: Swimming – visit to a local swimming pool for a swimming activity only
Category 3: Low Risk Day Visit – One day visit which will involve low risk only e.g. SS Great Britain, Tyntesfield, Museum of Bristol
Category 4: High Risk Visit – This may include an overnight stay, a visit abroad or an hazardous activity e.g. canoeing, rock climbing, school camp.
Speakers and Visitors
We regularly organise speakers of interest to meet with the children and speak to them about issues and topics of interest, usually in a whole school assembly. There are also visiting theatre groups who come in and there are times when this is will be open to parents to enjoy as well.