Camp Dates & Bus Times


 Week Start Date Buses leave Heworth Grange School  End Date Buses return to Heworth Grange School* (approx:) 
Girls Week 1  Sat 26th May 2018  0915  Sat 2nd June 2018 1330
Girls Week 2  Sat 21st July 2018 1130  Sat 28th July 2018 1345
Girls Week 3  Sat 25th Aug 2018  1000  Sat 1st Sept 2018 1330 
Boys Week 1  Sat 28th July 2018 1000   Sat 4th Aug 2018 1345 
Boys Week 2  Sat 4th Aug 2018 1000   Sat 11th Aug 2018  1345- Pickup point will be across the road
at Heworth Leisure centre
Boys Week 3  Sat 11th Aug 2018 1000   Sat 18th Aug 2018  1345
Boys Week 4  Sat 18th Aug 2018 1000   Sat 25th Aug 2018  1345

Safeguarding arrangements at Heworth Grange School, Gateshead:*Unfortunately, we can only give approximate times for the return journey. This is because the buses are travelling from Holy Island and traffic on the A1 is extremely unpredictable during the summer months.

Departing from Heworth Grange School, Gateshead

Helpers from the camp will be wearing yellow hi-viz jackets with “SVP Holy Island Camp” written on the back. We are more than happy to help, so please approach one of us if you have any questions or concerns.

Holy Island is a tidal island which can only be accessed between certain hours, so we may need to be strict in our departure time. Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure to allow time for your child to be registered and assigned to the correct bus. Each bus will display a list of names, so you will know which one your child should travel on. We will register each child as they board – please ask them to remain on the bus once they have been registered.

Returning to Heworth Grange School, Gateshead 

We know you will be very keen to see your child again as soon as the buses arrive, but we would ask that you bear with us while we follow the necessary procedures as quickly as we possibly can. We need to ensure that each child is collected by the person who you have nominated to pick them up, and we are required to check everyone out individually. This will take a little bit of time, but the safety of the children comes first so we ask that you be patient during this process.