Yr5/6 Arundel Cricket Trip Cancellation

Dear Parents/ Carers,

I would like to apologise. Letters regarding the Arundel cricket trip were handed out on Friday without my knowledge. This trip takes place during half term holiday in May and is run by a cricket organisation. Although I recognise it is a fabulous opportunity for children at this school to participate in, it is nothing to do with the school.

I want to be very clear that the school should not have been involved in giving these letters out and the selection process. This implicates the trip as being school run, which it is not. If it was, the trip would be bound by strict guidelines of safeguarding and risk assessment, which we do not have the additional capacity to adhere to.

With this in mind, I have made the difficult decision to cancel the trip and refund any money paid. I understand that this must be disappointing for the children who have been selected. However, I will speak to Jerry and if he wants to select Grasmere children to participate through his organisation, then that will be his decision and a separate selection process.

If you have any questions regarding this, please do let me know.

Kind regards,

Nick Mallender