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Sayers Croft Information

Leaving for Sayers Croft


We are glad to say the children left around 9.30 on the coach to Sayers Croft.

It was a busy morning, organising suitcases and medication, but we got there in the end.

18 children and 2 adults loaded themselves into the coach and set off successfully.

(Mrs. Carrington is heading down later in the day to be their 3rd supervising adult - thank you for stepping in at the last moment.)

Have a great trip guys - see you on Friday.

Romans Assemble

One of the first activities our children had upon arrival at Sayers Croft was down at The Roundhouse, where they learned about Roman activity in Britain. There was even the chance to dress up and be drilled like the Roman army.

Wild Things!

On the first evening, our troup of Year 6 relaxed around the camp fire, where they toasted marshmallows and had some fun.

Navigation experts

Our children have been learning how to navigate their way through the woods - some were even blindfolded, so they had to learn to trust directions given by their friends.

Shelter from the storm

The children have also been learning how to build strong shelters in the wilds from resources they can find around themselves... these shelters have to be tough enough to withstand the wild winds and rainstorms... not sure I'd like to spend the night in them though...

Aiming high

This afternoon, the children have been learning the old saying; "Teamwork makes the dream work" as they worked to support each other through climbing exercises. What a valuable lesson about pulling together and offering safety and support, while overcoming our fear of heights too! Well done Year 6.

Sayers Croft Residential List

Packing list



  • as the children will be outside in all weathers and conditions, their clothes will get dirty and possibly wet. It is not a good idea to buy a completely new set of clothing for this trip. It is better to send the children in their existing clothing which you won’t mind getting dirty
  • travel to and from Sayers Croft must be made in at least the top half of school uniform (shirt & tie)
  • children must not bring mobile phones to the residential trip
  • there is plenty of food to eat on the trip – please do not send children with extra snacks and food as this encourages rodents around the site



Daytime/Activity clothing

Evening clothing

Bedtime clothing

Hygiene equipment

This clothing will get dirty


  • Underwear for 3 days + extra sets
  • Socks for 3 days + extra sets


  • 2 Pairs of trousers
  • 3 T-shirts/jumpers
  • Shorts


  • Outdoor coat or raincoat
  • Hat – sun/rain


  • Wellington boots
  • Trainers
  • Sturdy shoes


For wearing after activities


  • T-shirt or shirt
  • Jumper
  • Trousers


  • underwear
  • socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Dressing gown (if they have one)
  • Facecloth
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Brush or comb
  • 2 towels
  • Deodorant
  • Sun cream



  • Plastic bag for storing wet items


All items are the responsibility of the children.

The children will be learning to look after themselves and their possessions by storing and treating them with care.

Sayers Croft and Christ Church School will not be held liable for any losses or damage caused.

Notes for parents


We understand that for many children this will be their first time away from home without their parents.

This can be worrying for parents as much as it is for the children.

Please be assured that our own staff and the staff of Sayers Croft will be taking very good care of the children during their time away.


Sample timetable



Leave school around 10.30am

Briefing & lunch

Afternoon activities


Evening activities




Morning activities


Afternoon activities


Evening activities



Morning activities


Leave Sayers Croft

Arrive at school around 3pm



If possible, the children may also receive a hot drink (hot chocolate) and a snack in the evening before bed time.



  • If your child suffers from travel sickness, please ensure they take a tablet for this before coming to school. Please also pack one tablet for the return journey.
  • If your child takes other regular medication, please put it in a clearly marked container with instructions on how to take and how often and give this to the teachers before leaving.
Don't forget to register your child for Free school Meals... see our page under the Parents tab for details, contact 0208 937 3110 or log into to register...


Class of the Week

  • Year 3 100%

Current Totals

  • Nursery 90.1%
  • Reception 93.8%
  • Year 1 98.6%
  • Year 2 89.6%
  • Year 3 100%
  • Year 4 97.4%
  • Year 5 94.3%
  • Year 6 99.1%

Overall School

  • Weekly: 96.2% Year to date: 95.9%

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Class Points

  • Nursery
  • Reception
  • Year 1 - Flamingo
  • Year 2 - Kingfisher
  • Year 3 – Quetzal
  • Year 4 - Phoenix
  • Year 5 - Hummingbird
  • Year 6 – Sisserou