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10 Feb 2017

Dear Parents/ Carers,                                                                        

National Apprenticeship Event, ICC Birmingham - Wednesday 8 March 2017

Your son/daughter has the opportunity to attend The National Apprenticeship Event at the ICC to help them with their career and option choices in the years ahead. The trip will leave Ashby School via coach at 10:45am prompt and return by 3:05pm. The cost of the trip is £7.50 including entrance to the conference, insurance and travel costs. Lunch is not provided so it is recommended that stuents take a packed lunch.

As part of National Apprenticeship week, this trip is an exciting opportunity for students to speak at first hand to employers from a range of industries which provide apprenticeship opportunities. The experience will offer a valuable insight into what is on offer in this lively, interactive and growing sector. The event also brings together future talent looking for apprenticeship opportunities and top UK employers, colleges and training providers. The trip is open to Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students.

As this is a curriculum-related trip and is during the school day, parents of students participating must be prepared to meet the costs involved.  Unfortunately, if insufficient voluntary contributions are received then the trip may have to be cancelled. If you are currently receiving benefits and at this time find it difficult to fully support your child on this trip, please contact Mr G Staniforth, Director of Care & Guidance, as limited funding may be available to assist you.

Our preferred method of payment is via the school’s secure online payment facility, Wisepay, which can be accessed from our website at  If you prefer to pay by cheque, please make them payable to “Ashby School” and write your child’s name on the reverse.

We would be most grateful if you would complete the attached page to give permission for your child to attend the conference and return this together with the indemnity form and a payment of £7.50 to the Humanities department by Wednesday 1 March. The cost is non-refundable unless the trip does not go ahead. 

Where trips are oversubscribed, all students’ name will go into a draw.

The school’s insurance policy is available to view on the school website.

Please do not hesitate to contact the humanities department if you have any queries


Yours Sincerely,

Miss Aimee Littler



Head of Careers


Please complete and return along with the indemnity form by Wednesday, 1st March.

National Apprenticeship Event, Wednesday, 8th March 2017



I have given permission for my son/daughter _______________________________________ to attend the Conference and *have enclose a payment of £7.50/*have paid £7.50 via Wisepay.

(*Please delete as appropriate)


Signature of Parent/Guardian _________________________                              Date____________

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