To enable us to operate safely, pupils must be divided into groups of no more than 15 during your visit. Please arrange these groups in advance. Due to the nature of our classroom space, we may not be able to offer the use of a lunch space.
Any requests for a lunch space must be made to the Education Officer in advance. We will not be able to make a space available on the day.
The Cathedral is first and foremost a place of worship. We aim to give all groups the opportunity to experience awe and wonder when they visit the Cathedral, and would therefore be grateful if you could remind children of ‘appropriate’ behaviour (respectful and quiet) prior to your visit so that they can get the most out of their Cathedral experience.
- We are following the Government Covid-19 guidance for out of school settings. Details can be found in our risk assessment and a verbal briefing (including Covid-19 aspects) will be given to all groups on arrival. Prior to their visit, relevant details of the school’s own risk assessment should be shared with pupils. Throughout the visit, school staff and accompanying adults remain responsible for the welfare of the group, including with regard to Covid-19 measures such as ensuring regular handwashing and the wearing of face coverings (where appropriate).
- Positive behaviour for learning is important; we will work with you to promote it throughout the session(s). Please do support us if we request that an area of a pupil's behaviour is addressed. Similarly, if you see one of your pupils doing something you're not happy with, please feel free to address it (even if that means interrupting us!)
- We have received training in emergency procedures and would advise that you follow staff guidance if an emergency arises
- Photography is permitted within the Cathedral and we do encourage you to photograph your group. However, please do be mindful of children who are likely to get distracted by photography, and support our staff and volunteers in ensuring that all children are engaged in the activity
- We request that headgear is removed in the Cathedral, unless worn for a religious or medical reason
- Prayers are said every hour in the Cathedral and we ask you to respect this practice and be still and quiet for approximately four minutes. You are welcome to join in with the Lord’s Prayer when it is said.
- School staff and accompanying adults remain responsible for the welfare and behaviour of the group throughout their visit to the Cathedral. Should there be an accident / health incident, please report it to Learning Centre staff
- We advise you to bring a trained First Aider with you and a portable First Aid kit. Ask Learning Centre staff if you require a First Aider whilst in the Cathedral. We cannot guarantee there will be one present at all times
To comply with our safeguarding procedures, we request that all accompanying adults carry some form of school identification with them and that the lead teacher identify themselves to staff upon arrival at the Learning Centre.
Please ensure that lavatory visits are supervised. The Learning Centre toilets are not used by members of the public, but we do expect school staff and accompanying adults to supervise children at all times.
For further information and to enquire about booking a visit please contact the Learning Centre by email or telephone 020 7367 6715.