Just had letter about dd1 school trip next year. It's 5 days outdoor activity type holiday. The part payment is £260!! In really don't think we can afford to send her, and really think its a huge amount of money when we can all go on family for same price of her five days with school.
Our year 6 residential trip is £170 for 4 days in London including travel, accommodation, food, at least 3 attractions ( including a theatre trip) and a meal out. Some costs mentioned are exorbitant and schools should be doing all they can to cut back on the costs.
Dd1's 5 day residential was about £300 but they said they would do their best to make sure no one didn't go due to finances. Out of a year of 150 about 6 pupils didn't go, I think 1 was banned due to behaviour, but at least one chose not to go because they didn't want to.