Trips, fieldwork, and expeditions provide such enormous benefits to our pupils, so our co-curricular programme includes a diverse range of trips and expeditions to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to experience memorable educational visits and excursions.
Modern foreign language trips and exchanges are an intrinsic part of the cultural experiences we offer our pupils. Opportunities abound, with Sixth Form linguists being strongly encouraged to immerse themselves in foreign culture and language for two to three weeks as part of their studies.
Sixth Form Classics trips are run to the British Museum, various Greek plays, and subject conferences. Every two years we run a week-long trip during the Easter holiday to Italy, visiting Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, and Rome.
The trips organised by the Art Department form an important part of our critical and contextual studies programme. GCSE pupils spend five days in St Ives, Cornwall where they visit the Tate Gallery, smaller galleries, and artists’ studios. Cambridge Pre-U pupils have the opportunity to visit galleries throughout the UK and in European cities such as Paris, Nice, Barcelona, and Amsterdam, with occasional major expeditions to New York and China.
History and Politics encourage pupils to participate in a wide range of trips that offer them a more interactive experience, including a Year 9 trip to the WW1 battlefields, a Sixth Form visit to the Churchill War Rooms, biennial trips to Russia, and a Politics trip to Washington DC and New York.
A biennial Music tour, involving the School Choir and Chamber Orchestra, takes place over the February half-term, and our Drama Department runs an annual theatre residential trip in London.