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History visit to Hampton Court Palace

9th May 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am writing to inform you of a History visit to Hampton Court Palace that is taking place on Thursday 6th June between 9.00am and 5.00pm for all Remove, Inters and Lower Transits.

Hampton was first recorded in the Domesday Book and it was the site of a medieval manor. This was then rebuilt into a lavish palace in the 16th Century and became a royal residence under Henry VIII. In 1727 it was abandoned as a royal residence but then Queen Victoria opened the gardens and state apartments to the public from 1838.

Hampton Court spans so much that is important in English history and we are sure that the visit will provide curriculum enrichment for all the girls.

Dress code for the day is school uniform with sensible shoes and a coat, because we will be outside some of the time and good weather cannot be guaranteed. Packed lunches will be provided by the school but if the girls wish to bring additional snacks that will be fine. A small back pack for packed lunches and pencil cases is recommended.

The approximate cost of the visit will be £25. Some girls may also want to bring a small amount of pocket money for souvenirs.

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

With best wishes,

Mrs C Crossley