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Ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jun-09 17:09:29

Is £12 cheap or expensive for a school trip during school time?

The trip is to a manor house for history lessons whilst doing the tudors.

madwomanintheattic Mon 01-Jun-09 17:10:34

we paid £14 last year for similar

BlueCowWondersAgainAndAgain Mon 01-Jun-09 17:11:01

seems average to me - we've been asked for £9 for morning only, £24 or £19 at most for all day, but often around £12.

LIZS Mon 01-Jun-09 17:12:13

Probably on cheaper side of average.

littleolwinedrinkerme Mon 01-Jun-09 17:12:51

Does it include transport? We have been asked for £5.50 for Tudor Trip to a castle that has free entry (and is walking distance) - so if yours does incude transport probably seems ok to me.

stripeypineapple Mon 01-Jun-09 17:13:28

I think that's probably about average.

I've just paid £12.50 for a trip to Woburn Abbey Safari Park and I think I paid the same last term for a trip to Windsor Castle.

If you check out the website of the place they're going you can see how much entrance is and add on a bit for petrol cost and coach hire and you'll see it probably is cheaper.

Ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jun-09 17:14:16

why can't the children walk, little?

Ivykaty44 Mon 01-Jun-09 17:14:49

entrance is £3 stripey

bellavita Mon 01-Jun-09 17:28:42

I have just paid £15.85 for a trip which was very local.

£12 of it was for the activities and the rest was for the coach. Oh and apparently it had already been subsidised by the fund raising committee. shock

stripeypineapple Mon 01-Jun-09 17:35:32

I doubt very much that the school is trying to profit from parents by scamming a few extra quid out of them for school trips.

It might seem expensive but maybe they are getting a guided tour, perhaps activities will be laid on for them, there's insurance to consider too.

I'm pretty sure it will all add up, pricey as it is.

If you were really concerned you could ask the school office for a breakdown of costs.

They would probably think you were incredibly arsey but it would at least tell you where your money has gone.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 01-Jun-09 17:37:50

Coaches are very expensive. £12 seems about average for day trip that will probably include entry and a guide/education person to deliver the programme at the museum.

coppertop Mon 01-Jun-09 17:44:24

£12 is typical here. The coach hire and insurance will cost a fair bit.

scienceteacher Mon 01-Jun-09 18:14:38

£12 is very cheap.

Our school trips are often in the region of £25 - £35.

seeker Mon 01-Jun-09 18:18:29

Most of that will be coach.

scienceteacher Mon 01-Jun-09 18:19:42

A 50 seater coach can easily be in excess of £300 for a day.

lljkk Mon 01-Jun-09 18:21:22

That would be quite dear around here -- I think I paid £7 or £9 last yr for DD to do similar.

trickerg Mon 01-Jun-09 18:23:30

Around us, coaches are about £250-£350 per day,depending on size of coach, etc, and it doesn't really make much difference how far you're going. It is more expensive if you're interfering with a school run.

cat64 Mon 01-Jun-09 22:40:13

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pointydog Mon 01-Jun-09 22:53:19

£12 for a one day trip would be very expensive here. The most I have paid is about £6/£6.50, probably for a zoo trip or similar.

dd1 is at high school and I've to pay £12 for an outing to a safari park, but that is a purely fun trip, not educational.

supagirl Thu 04-Jun-09 09:59:38

We recently paid £11 for a trip to the zoo for ds in reception but that is because the reception is large (60 kids in total) and due to the age of the kids they need a high adult/child ratio so the cost of the extra adults plus the coach was included. I could have taken him for half that as the zoo is just round the corner, but I felt he gains extra by going with his friends/school - the excitement, a bit of independence and they were able to focus on the particular topic they were covering (endangered animals). So I think it's reasonable. At our school it's voluntary so if you can't afford it you don't pay, or you pay what you can afford.


schilke Thu 04-Jun-09 11:41:08

£12 sounds reasonable to me.

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