January 2023 

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Year 7 Bushcraft Residential Visit, Boughton Woods, Northamptonshire, 

Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 July 2023 

I am pleased to advise that your son/daughter has secured a place on the above trip. The payment plan is as follows: 

Wednesday 1 February £80 

Wednesday 1 March £40 

Monday 1 April                £40 (please note this is during the Easter break) 

Tuesday 2 May £40 

For ease of payment we now have an online payment service – ‘School Gateway’, which enables you to make payments via the School Gateway app or website. This should make it easier for parents to pay at any time and reduce the amount of cash being carried by students on the school premises. If you are unable to pay via Gateway for any reason, please contact the school to make alternative arrangements.  

What do you need to do now? 

To activate your School Gateway account, you need to use your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. 

Download the app: If you have a Smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website. 


Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click ‘New User’. You will receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway. If you are having trouble logging in, it may be because we do not have your current email and mobile number on record. Please call us and we will update your details. 

Full details of the visit can be found on the website. We are also hosting a parents evening at 18:00 on Tuesday 23 May 2023 where we will share final arrangements. In the mean time I have attached a recommended kit list and a student medical information and permission form, please return this by Wednesday 1 March 2023. 

Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Yours sincerely  

Miss Gail Forster 


Residential Student Medical Information and Permission Form 

Please complete and return to Student Services. 

Student Name 

Student Tutor Group 

Parent / Carer Name 

Parent / Carer Contact No. 

Emergency Contact (name) other than parent / carer 

Emergency Contact number (for person named above) 

Student Medical Conditions 


Regular Medication 




Dietary Requirements 


Permission for Paracetamol 

Yes / No 

I give permission for my son / daughter to attend the Bushcraft residential trip from Wednesday 12 July to Friday 14 July 2023 and have provided all necessary information to the best of my knowledge above.  I will ensure I collect them at the appropriate times. 

Parent / Carer Name (please print) ..................................................................... 

Signed parent/carer............................................................... Date................................. 



  • Large rucksack (or alternative bag/suitcase) 

  • Small rucksack for travel on the coach and daytime away from camp 

  • Warm sleeping bag (season 3) 

  • Roll mat 

  • Tracksuit/hard-wearing trousers 

  • T-shirts 

  • Warm jumpers/fleece 

  • Waterproof jacket and trouser 

  • Warm socks and underwear 

  • Footwear (2 pairs e.g. walking boots, old trainers) 

  • Towel 

  • Wash bag including toothbrush, toothpaste and face wipes 

  • Water bottle 

  • Good torch with fresh batteries 

  • Insect repellent 

  • Alcohol Hand Gel 

  • Medication in a named/ sealed container 

Please Note: 

We kindly ask that you do not bring any sweets or snacks onto camp, particularly those containing nuts.  

We do not advise bringing money or electronic equipment, such as mobile phones.