25th November 2022

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Year 9 pupils will have the opportunity to attend the school Christmas trip on Tuesday 20th December. The trip is a reward for attendance and behaviour throughout the autumn term. This years Christmas trip will be to the Odeon cinema at McArthur Glen, Bridgend. The pupils will be leaving school at 9.00am to watch a viewing of Elf at 10.30am.

After the film pupils will have the opportunity to do some shopping and have some lunch in one of the restaurants at McArthur Glen for approximately 1.5 hours. We will be leaving McArthur Glen at 2.00pm to ensure pupils are back in school in time for the school buses.

The online consent form must be completed to enable your child to go on the trip, please click here to complete.

The online consent form can also be found on the front page of our school website (www.pontcomp.co.uk).  All school trip consent forms can be found here, there will be a specific one for each trip.

The cost of the trip will be £11 to cover entry to the cinema and the cost of transport. Pupils may bring extra money with them for shopping and to purchase lunch. Alternatively they may bring a packed lunch. You may make a payment for the trip using our Squid app under “Trips”. If you have any problems using any of our online systems, please contact the school office who can assist you.

All payments and consent forms must be with us by 9.00 am on Tuesday 6th December and the payment system will close at that time, no further payments will be accepted after this cut off time and date.  The companies we are using have stipulated that we must confirm final numbers by that day.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept any payments after the Tuesday 6th deadline. Please note that all trips are non-refundable as we will be sending through your monies to the trip providers once the payment deadline has passed.

The Christmas trip is a reward for most of our pupils who demonstrate excellent attendance and behaviour throughout the term. If over the period before the trip your child has a number of unauthorised absences, persistent poor behaviour or a singular serious incident of poor behaviour we have the right to withdraw your child’s place on the trip.

Should you have any questions with regards to the trip, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me at the school on the number below.

Kind regards,

Mrs K Evans
Year 9 Progress Manager