Residential Review

4th July 2022
Dear parents/carers,  
As parents will be aware, Covid-19 has impacted on our ability to provide our full residential experience for our children for the last few years. Fortunately, we are now in the positon where we can start to make plans for our residential experiences for next academic year and for future years. At Gayton, we know how valuable residentials are as part of pupils’ wider development in relation to developing their confidence, independence and relationships.

We have decided that moving forward we will be offering residential experiences for Years 4 & Year 6.

Next academic year (2022-2023), the residential experiences will be:

Year 6- Robinwood centre (Maes y Nant, Wrexham) Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th March 2023. Information has already previously been circulated to current Y5 parents regarding this residential.

Year 4- Barnstondale – Wednesday 5th October 2022- Friday 7th October 2022. Further information will be sent to parents of Y3 pupils this week regarding this residential planned for the autumn term.

The decision to offer residential experiences at Year 4 & Year 6 is based on the organisational needs of the school and ensures that we can safely staff the residential experiences, whilst ensuring the wider needs of the school are considered. 

We appreciate that our current Y4 pupils will have missed out on a residential experience due to Covid -19 and therefore we are currently arranging an activity day at Barnstondale so that they do have the opportunity to experience a fun day with a wide range of outdoor activities when they are in Y5. Further information will be sent to the parents of Y4 pupils, before we break up for the summer term. These children will also have a residential experience when they are in Year 6. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs McAleny