Dear Parent / Carer,

University Trip – 15th July – 18th July 2024

We are in the process of making arrangements for our annual university trip. Although tours are yet to be confirmed, it is likely that we will visit universities in the following areas:

Keele, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Nottingham, York, and Lancaster.

We will have two coaches and students will have chosen in advance which universities they wish to visit. We advise our students to make sure that they visit all universities to which they are considering applying.

The total cost of the trip is in the region of £450 (prices are based on 60 students attending so there may be a small increase to this cost if this is not filled). Included in this price is:

  • Return travel from the Isle of Man by ferry
  • Coach transfers
  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation and evening meals.
  • Visits to various universities in the North West/North East and Midlands
  • Insurance.

We will be staying in the Keele Halls of Residence, York University Halls of Residence, and Lancaster University Halls of Residence. The only additional cost will be for refreshments and one evening meal on the return boat. We would suggest that your child takes at least £15 per meal, plus money for other refreshments. Students may also wish to bring money for shopping in Liverpool One.

If you would like your child to take part in this trip, please detach, complete and return the Reply Slip and the “Parent/Carer Consent for an Educational Visit” form here with an initial deposit of £120.00 via ParentPay by 25th February 2024. Further payments will be due on or before the following dates, to be paid in full no later than 27th May 2024:

  • Thursday 28th March 2024 £110.00
  • Friday 26th April 2024 £110.00
  • Monday 27th May 2024 £110.00

Payments can be made via ParentPay (University Trip 2024). Please email if you require access to ParentPay.

If the trip fails to attract sufficient numbers, your deposit will be returned. When the numbers have been confirmed to ensure the trip will go ahead, your deposit will be non-refundable as it is used to secure the booking.

Staged payments may be required once the trip has been booked and additional charges may be incurred if you withdraw your child from the trip at a later date. Every attempt will be made to find a replacement to offset the cost, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Places are issued on a first come first served basis. Please note that a place will not be confirmed until the deposit has been received.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Karran
Director of Sixth Form