School trips are an important part of school life and fun and educational outings are organised for children from Nursery to Year 8, with pupils experiencing a wide range of day trips throughout the year.
As children become older, they benefit from a wide variety of residential trips. Year 4 enjoy a two night residential stay with a varied programme of fun activities. Year 5 children spend four action-packed days at the outdoor education centre at Foxlease and in Year 6 the children have their first camping expedition, exploring the local area in the Vale of the White Horse.
We have annual residential trips to France in Years 6 and 7. The Year 6s explore Paris, taking in the sites and landmarks and also discover something of French culture, visiting a market and, of course, trying out their French. The Year 7 pupils spend a week in a Chateau in Normandy where they are immersed in the French language, including lots of activities led by the French staff.
Our Year 8s enjoy a varied leavers' programme after their exams are finished, including a week under canvas in Wales with outward bound activities.
In alternate years teams of netballers and cricketers from Years 7 and 8 go on tour to Barbados. Our girls last toured in October 2018 and our boys in July 2019. Apart from the sporting fixtures, these trips offer an important opportunity to explore a different culture and to meet children whose lives are very different from our own and, of course, there’s always the sea, sand and sunshine when there’s time to relax.