Urgent information regarding battlefields trip to France and Belgium tomorrow 11th November.
Eurotunnel have cancelled, at very short notice, the Shuttle that we are booked on in the morning (please see information from the Eurotunnel website below).
The travel company have given us an alternative option to travel by Ferry. However, this means that the time we will need to leave school will have to be earlier at 3:30am instead of 4:30am as originally planned. The return time will also be affected and be at approximately 12 midnight instead of 10:30pm.
Whilst this is far from ideal, we have taken the decision to continue with the trip with changed times and transport arrangements rather than try to re-organise it for a different day which would be very difficult to arrange so that all staff and students could attend.
We are in the process of phoning all parents of students going on the trip to share this information, but would ask you to please pass on to anyone who may be attending to ensure that they have the opportunity to attend.
You will, of course, understand that this cancellation is completely out of the school's control and as students are excited to go on the trip we felt it better go ahead with the changed times and transport as offered by the travel company.
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience, but we hope that students will still be able to enjoy this very worthwhile experience tomorrow.
Lealands High School
Information from the Eurotunnel Website
Important information 10 - 19 November 2017
Following a routine control of wheels during planned maintenance, an unusual level of wheel wear has been identified on Eurotunnel shuttles. In accordance with our safety rules, we have taken the decision to exceptionally accelerate our routine inspection programme. These controls which are normally carried out every 30,000 km identify when to re-profile or replace bogies; these are now taking place every 15,000 km and as a consequence the number of scheduled departures will be reduced from 10 - 19 November inclusive. New ticket sales during this period are temporarily suspended. If you're travelling 11th or 12th November and are able to postpone or cancel your trip, exceptionally, we are offering a full refund. You can amend here www.eurotunnel.com/book/myeurotunnel or request a refund here www.eurotunnel.com/contact. If you have any questions please call our Contact Centre. www.eurotunnel.com/uk/contact-us/