Welcome to The Staff Room! We recognise the importance of rigorous and detailed planning when arranging a school trip or overnight residential visit. We appreciate the considerable effort involved in bringing together all the supporting documentation that’s required to cover each element of the trip in order to satisfy your authority and/or key decision makers.

With all of this in mind we work alongside you throughout the course of your booking to provide all necessary information and proof of legislative compliance.

Just some of the information we provide in advance:

  • Health & Safety Information
  • Activity Risk Assessments
  • Travel Rick Assessments
  • Public Liability Certification
  • Safeguarading Policies
  • General Visit Information for parents
  • Dietary & Medical forms
  • Room Planning
  • Kit Lists

All the above information is sent to you to support you in planning for your trip and to enable you to demonstrate that all due diligence processes have been carried out ahead of your visit. Whilst the information we provide is comprehensive, and covers all aspects of trip planning, we always recommend that group leaders visit their chosen venue in advance to meet with staff and to agree the programme content.

A pre-trip planning visit also provides an opportunity for staff to discuss any special requirements that may need to be arranged in advance and also enables staff to familiarise themselves with the site and its facilities.

As members of The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom we understand the huge benefits of learning outside the classroom and in giving pupils experience in new situations and environments. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that any pupils and staff taking part in our trips can do so safely and with confidence and achieve learning outcomes.

If you require further information on the benefits of learning outside the classroom, click on the link below.



Contact FEST

First Education & School Travel
Unit 5 Petre Court, Petre Road, Clayton Business Park, Clayton Le Moors, Accrington BB5 5HY

Tel: 0203 467 2002

Email: school.travel@firstbus.co.uk