Outward Bound – Urgent Update

Year 7 Parent/Carers

Please see below for information in relation to the impact the current weather is having on the Outward Bound trips.

Students due to depart today for Ullswater – Following advice from the Outward Bound centre, we have taken the decision not to take the students up to the Lake District today.  Whilst we appreciate this will be disappointing for the students, their health and safety and ability to benefit fully from the activities whilst on the trip is our primary concern.  Therefore, students will remain in the academy and follow their usual timetable today. Where possible, we would ask for you to collect your child from 1.30pm to enable you take them home with their luggage.  Please be aware that the school buses start arriving from 2.00pm which will then make the bus turning circle more difficult to navigate. We are in discussions with the Outward Bound Trust to try and rearrange this part of the trip so that the students can benefit from this trip later in the year.  We will of course keep you updated.


Students due to return to Halifax today – The coaches are on their way to Ullswater to collect students and you will be updated later in the day with an estimated arrival time back at the academy.