Booking Conditions, Data Protection and COVID-19 information
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to advise us when booking of any disabilities/illnesses/social or behavioural problems that a child has, or has recently experienced, which might affect the child or other children attending.
The children are expected to have regard for their own and others safety and well-being, and respect their own and other people’s property.
Warwick School Holiday Activities accept no responsibility or liability for any personal possessions bought to the Holiday Club. Children must assume personal responsibility at all times and we recommend not to bring valuable items.
We recognise that it is increasingly difficult to police the use of mobile phones by pupils, but the following rules apply on site at Warwick School Holiday Action:
- Mobile phones are permitted at Warwick School Holiday Action for children in School Years 6 and 7 only.
- Phones are bought onto site at the owner’s own risk and Warwick School Holiday Action does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage incurred.
- Use of phones is restricted to breaktimes and lunchtimes and only within the designated ‘Phone Zone’ which is monitored by staff. Phones should be kept safely in their bags during activity sessions and at all other times, including drop-off, registration and pick-up.
- Staff on duty in the ‘Phone Zone’ will actively and closely supervise the use of mobile phones.
- The ‘Phone Zone’ is for playing age appropriate games only, i.e. downloadable games that have an age certificate (PEGI rating) appropriate for the age of the children playing them
- Pupils are not allowed to use their phones to:
- Access or post on any social media websites (Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, Reddit, Pinterest, etc)
- View, take or share photos/videos - including content downloaded from 3rd party websites and social media
- Make calls or send texts/messages. Any calls to parents must be made by Holiday Action management.
- Play music
- Access the school WIFI
- Cause upset or distress to another pupil.
- If pupils are seen to be accessing inappropriate material or sites this will be immediately stopped and reported to management.
Children will not be permitted to wear jewellery when taking part in sporting activities.
Please do not bring any food containing nuts onto the site.
If necessary please print and complete the permission to administer medication / pre-existing injuries form found in the 'Medication forms' area. This form must be handed in to the Community Activities office on the first day of arrival.
Please note if suncream is required we ask that you provide this for your child and apply before coming to the course. If re-application is required children will be required to do this and members of staff will supervise.
Swimming & Kayaking
If your child would like to swim, then please bring a swimming costume and towel (goggles are optional). Children will need to be able to swim at least 1 width of a recognised stroke (not doggy paddle) to be allowed to take part. If your child is not a confident swimmer, then flotation aids can be provided. Our lifeguards will have the final say on whether children will be allowed to swim.
Swimming is currently only available for children in School Years 2 to 7.
Children in our older groups (School Years 4 to 7) will also have the opportunity to take part in Kayaking on select days.
Dietary Requirements and Food Allergies
Please inform us at the time of booking if your child has any dietary requirements or food allergies. We request that children and parents do not bring any food containing nuts on site. For more information on food allergies, and the 14 key allergens please see the Food Standard Agency's website. Please speak to a member of our team if you have any questions concerning what to pack in your child's lunch box.
Please check the course you book is the correct age group for your child. The bookings team will contact you in the event of an incorrect booking but cannot guarantee availability on an alternative course.
All COVID-19 restrictions have now ended.
This means that:
- Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas. However, we would advise that everyone continues to follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from the school.
- Individuals are no longer required to isolate if they have symptoms
- Any identified close contacts, including those who live in the same household as a positive case, are no longer required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests
- Formal contact tracing has ended
The latest Government advice states:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to carry out normal activities, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.'
If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms.
- For children and young people aged 18 and under, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower.
- For adults, they are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious
For more information, please see the Government's Living with COVID plan.
Thank you for your understanding.
Our COVID protocols
Despite the ending of restrictions, we will continue to encourage positive routines where necessary to keep all children and staff as safe as possible whilst they are with us on site, including:
- HAND HYGIENE - scheduled hand-washing and use of hand sanitiser
- CLEANING - scheduled cleaning of resources
- VENTILATION - where the weather allows, we will continue to ensure that all rooms and spaces used are well ventilated
Updated Guide for Parents
- Let us know about any medical, dietary or educational needs your child may have in advance of your arrival. This will help us to plan the best possible care for them whilst they are on site
- Please ensure that your child arrives dressed suitably for the weather - layers are always a good idea, including a hoodie or jumper, plus a waterproof coat in the event of rain.
- Ensure your child arrives with 24 hour sun cream applied and a sunhat in the event of hot weather
- Please ensure all property is clearly named in the event that it gets misplaced
- Please do not bring any foods containing nuts onto site
- Bring in a mobile phone unless your child is in either Year 6 and 7
The director and the staff will do all that they can to make each child’s experience as safe and enjoyable as possible. If your child has a problem please discuss it with their group leader initially.
We do not tolerate bullying or prejudice and fully reserve the right to exclude any child if their behaviour is incompatible with the enjoyment and well-being of others.
Health and safety is of paramount importance at all time at Warwick School Holiday Activities and it is expected that those participating in activities must adhere to any regulations deemed necessary by Holiday Activities at all times.
From time to time, we take photographs for marketing purposes. If you DO NOT agree to your child being photographed, please advise us in writing at the time of booking.
- Names will be added to the course register once a booking form and payment has been completed.
- Confirmation of your place will be sent via email.
- Contact Dan Partridge on D.Partridge@warwickschools.co.uk / or Adrian Bevan on A.Bevan@warwickschools.co.uk or telephone 01926 735473.
- All course participants should bring snacks, drinks and suitable clothing for the weather.
- Full day course participants will require a packed lunch (No fridge available). Please avoid packing any food containing nuts.
- Children participating in Holiday Action at Warwick School may take part in Indoor Wall Climbing (both roped climbing and non-roped traversing or bouldering) and pool kayaking as part of the program of activities. Adventurous activities such as these have some elements of risk and this will be managed in an appropriate manner by competent staff. Our instructor will have final say on whether children will be allowed up the climbing wall depending on suitable clothing and appropriate behaviour.
- Once a booking has been confirmed it may not be possible to make changes due to staff/child ratio. Refunds will only be considered on medical grounds and when supported by a doctor’s note.
- Voucher payments and Tax free childcare should be paid within 5 days on receipt of booking confirmation and a screenshot sent to Adrian Bevan using the email address below.A.Bevan@warwickschools.co.uk
- Our staff expect to be treated with respect from parents and any verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated.
- Bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list is offered and a member of the bookings team will contact you if a space becomes available on your chosen course.
Please contact Dan or Adrian on:
07738 640117 or 01926 735473
At Warwick Independent Schools Foundation (WISF) we take great care to protect your personal information. When making a booking with us, you will be added to our customer database: your details will be held securely and will only be used to provide the best possible holiday childcare services for your child, and to ensure that your child is safe within our care. Your personal details will be used to contact you in case of emergency, and your child’s details (e.g. name, age and medical information) will be passed on to the relevant group leader(s) to ensure that your child gets the most out of his/her time at Holiday Action.
To reflect recent changes to data protection law arising from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will keep your contact information on our database, and if you have asked to be added to our mailing list we will email you from time to time with relevant information about future holiday activities. You can ask to be removed from our mailing list at any time by emailing A.Bevan@warwickschools.co.uk . Should you have any questions about how your data is held or used, please do not hesitate to contact us at A.Bevan@warwickschools.co.uk .
The following privacy notice applies to surveys and questionnaires which collect data using Google Forms.
Purpose for processing
Personal information collected and lawful basis
The IP address used to submit answers will be automatically collected but will not be used in any analysis of responses.
Who we may share your information with
Information you provide in any additional correspondence to our surveys and consultations, including personal information, may be disclosed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act or Environmental Information Regulations. If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, including your contact details, please tell us why, but be aware that, under the under the legislation we cannot always guarantee confidentiality.
How long we will hold your information
Warwick School will store the data securely and erase it within four years of the survey being completed.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.