Federation of St Dominic and St Mellion Schools

Educational Visits & Clubs

Educational Visits

We consider it very important that children should visit local places of interest. We try to arrange at least one visit for each child each term, usually linked to the current class topic. Full details of all visits are sent to parents well in advance, requesting written consent. Contributions towards the cost of the trip are invited when appropriate. The Local Authority (LA) provides the school with regulations regarding the financial, organisational and insurance aspects of such visits; School staff are fully acquainted with these regulations.

Sometimes it is more sensible to transport small groups of children in parents’ cars. When this takes place, we ask the drivers concerned to confirm that they hold suitable insurance cover and seat belts for all children being transported. Parents of younger children may be asked to provide booster cushions if required. With our new School Mini-bus, we are able to enjoy more and more learning off-site.


Clubs and School Activities

Clubs run every night, across the Federation, for all our pupils – 3.15 – 5.45pm. Mini-bus transport is available for our children to travel to the club they wish to participate in – as these can be held on either site or sometimes offsite. Children are encouraged to be fit and healthy and develop a range of interests. We are very proud of the number of after school activities offered during the year, which further extend the children’s positive experience of school.

Recent activities include Football, Music, Creative, STEM, Cross Country, Cookery, Netball, Tag Rugby, Gardening, Film, Homework etc… Children attend regularly and in good numbers. We are grateful for the parental support given to clubs both in helping on a regular basis. We use outside providers and agencies for some clubs & these are fully vetted and DBS checked. Teachers & staff work hard to provide a range of clubs that are constantly evolving to the requirements of our student voice and parent suggestions.

If your child is in a team representing the school, a school kit will be provided.

As a whole school, we enjoy school sports day, area sports and visits to school by drama, dance, music and art specialists.