Trips and Activities

Norfolk Lakes 7 (July)

This school trip in the lakes includes a wide range of activities, designed to enhance social and personal development, whilst having fun and learning new skills. We enjoy paddleboarding, canoeing, rock climbing, raft building and an assault course. 

The trip includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Coach travel to the venue.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • A wide variety of outward bound activities.
  • Expert tuition from fully qualified instructors.
  • Evening activities.

Madrid Trip - Year 8 (May)

Madrid is the financial and cultural hub for Spain, and much of Southern Europe. There is a huge amount to see and do there, as well as amazing food and culture.

The trip provides a great opportunity to experience a new environment, spend time with teachers and friends, build confidence and have a fantastic taste of Spanish culture!

The trip typically includes:

  • Flights
  • All meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner (excluding Thursday morning)
  • A tapas meal restaurant experience
  • Entrance to Bernabeu Stadium (home of Real Madrid)
  • Evening Flamenco Show
  • Entrance to Royal Palace of Madrid
  • A visit to ‘Warner Bros Theme Park’

The trip is oversubscribed every year and feedback is always positive!

Bude - Year 9 (May)

This fully equipped activity centre sits in the heart of the rugged coastline of North Cornwall - overlooking the Atlantic coast and surrounded by the River Neet and Bude canal. This unique location provides the perfect setting for a range of the adventure activities. It provides a great opportunity to put learning into practice, develop communication skills, build confidence and develop friendships further.

The trip at this superb activity centre includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Coach travel to the venue.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • A wide variety of outward bound activities including surfing, high ropes and caving.
  • Expert tuition from fully qualified instructors.
  • Evening entertainment including karaoke and street dancing.

GCSE Geography Field Trip (Year 11), Juniper Hall

It is a requirement for all GCSE Geographers to attend urban and rural fieldwork and this shall form the basis of one of the GCSE Geography examination. To facilitate this we look to undertake a residential fieldtrip to cover all of the content in the spring term of Year 11. Traditionally we use the Field Studies Council’s facilities at Juniper Hall in Surrey to undertake rivers, coasts and urban or rural studies. This is an excellent opportunity to develop a range of skills knowledge and experiences both for the examination element of the course and for further studies. Students will also have the opportunity to develop as well rounded young people in an exciting and enjoyable venue.

The trip includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Expert tuition including evening sessions
  • All meals (except lunch for the journey down to the centre)
  • Transport to and from the venue from school

GCSE History Trip (Year 11), Berlin & Krakow

The History Department offers a field trip to Berlin and Krakow for Year 10 students. It is an exciting trip which is moving, worthwhile and relevant as students are able to relate to it through the study of their Edexcel GCSE course ‘Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39’.

The guided trip includes a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Sachsenhausen concentration camp, Topography of Terror museum and a tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial.

Accommodation is on a half board basis, but inevitably there will be a need for spending money for snacks during travel time as well as for lunch and public transport around the city. Students will also need a passport and European Health Insurance card (EHIC). The trip has limited spaces and is not compulsory.

A Level Biology Field Trip (Year 12), Epping Forest

The Biology Department offers a visit Epping Forest Field Studies Centre to support the first year of the Biology course and complete the Practical Endorsement (PAG) part of the course. It will provide an opportunity to look at biodiversity and ecosystems in action, to carry out sampling techniques on biotic and abiotic factors as well as consolidate learning on statistical analysis methods.

The trip includes:

  • Coach travel to the venue.
  • Expert tuition from fully qualified instructors.
  • Educational resources to support the course.

Ski Trip - Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine - USA

Sugarloaf Mountain is a trip of serenity and activity all rolled into one. Students are put through their paces with experienced ski instructors for over 5 hours a day, all designed to improve and enjoy their skiing experience. Although predominantly a skiing based trip, the students spend a wealth of time bonding with peers, forming relationships with staff and getting active in a brand new setting. Activities such as sports night, quiz night and jacuzzi/swimming under the star nights means the students are always engaged and make the most of all the opportunities. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience in the United States of America.

To see more, take a look at our video from our 2018 Sugarloaf/New York trip: .

The trip includes:

  • 5 hours of ski lessons (set abilities)
  • Ski Hire (skis, boots, helmets, poles & storage)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Flights
  • Transfers throughout the trip (airport, to accommodation, onward journey)
  • Activities in New York (Top of the Rock, Breakfast at Hard Rock Café, Dinner at Planet Hollywood)


  • Times Square
  • Shopping in NYC
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty

Other residential trips

  • World Challenge - Costa Rica and Tanzania
  • China STEM (Science Technology and Mathematics) Exchange Visits
  • Sports Tours

Day Trips

  • Theatre Trips
  • Museums
  • Religious Buildings
  • Adventurous Activities
  • Sports and Music