Overnight trips

Namibia sand dune

Large numbers of pupils and staff throughout the school are involved in visits, trips, language exchanges and outdoor activity programmes which are well established and widely enjoyed either in term time or during the holidays.

Forthcoming trips

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Confirmed (C) – the trip has been launched and we have accepted the pupils
Proposed (P) – we are hoping to run this trip but have not yet launched it or are in the process of doing so. All proposed trips are subject to confirmation of arrangements and viable numbers applying




Approx. Launch Date

Year Groups

Approximate Cost

Staff in Charge


1st to 8th June 2017 Paris  French exchange.  Will include hosting a French pupil. Dates to be confirmed September 2016 4th Year  £400 Mr Lorentz C
12th to 14th June 2017 Helmsley, Yorkshire Lower sixth Geography field trip March 2017 Lower sixth £160 Mr Preston C
16th to 18th Jun 2017 Bushcraft Three day camping experience November 2016 Third year £170 approx. + transport Mr Ehegartner C
24th to 25th June 2017 Monyash, Peak District Bronze Duke of Edinburgh N/A Third year £0 Mr Pownall C
25th to 26th June 2017 Trent College Cricket tour May 2017 All year groups £40-£50 Mr Ormond C
27th to 28th June 2017 Oxford University Opportunity for pupils who are considering applying to Oxford University to look around April 2017 Lower sixth £85 Mrs Britton C
30th June to 7th July 2017 Rhineland Music tour – five concerts in the Rhineland, possibly in Cologne Cathedral and local churches April 2016 Musicians from second year to sixth form £600 Mr Flaherty C
1st to 21st  July 2017 Borneo Outlook expedition November 2015 Sixth form £3,800 Mr Ehegartner C
1st to 4th July 2017 Normandy coast, France Visiting the Bayeux Tapestry and WWII landing beaches. Other activities to be confirmed. Click here for more information January 2017 Third year £410 Miss Gibson C
8th Jul to 11th Jul 2017 Grasmere Outdoor pursuits trip September 2016 Second year £300 TBC  C
10th to 12th July 2017 CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Physics trip September 2016 Sixth form £340 Mrs Fenton C
13th to 18th July 2017 French Alps Alpine white water kayaking trip TBC Selected pupils £650 Mr Hughes C
29th August to 2nd September 2017 Duke of Edinburgh Gold Duke of Edinburgh trip N/A Lower sixth £140 Mr Pownall P
8th to 10th September 2017 Condover Hall Netball tournament with outdoor activities January 2017 Second and third years £155 Mrs Goddard P
18th to 20th September 2017 Dearne Valley First year residential trip September 2017 First year £0 Mr Hughes C
6th to 9th October 2017 Geneva, Switzerland Netball trip March 2017 Fifth year and sixth form £500-£600 Mrs Goddard p
19th to 22nd October 2017 Battlefields Annual trip to visit the sites on the Somme and Ypres February 2017 Third year £360 Mrs Chesterton P
19th to 24th October 2017 Portugal Under 14 and 15 rugby tour N/A   £600-£700 Mr Corbett P
23rd to 29th October 2017 Costa Blanca, Spain Sports climbing trip February 2017 Second year to sixth form £600 Mr Hughes C
30th October to 3rd November 2017 Valencia, Spain Spanish culture and language trip May 2017 Fourth year to sixth form £575 approx. Mrs Cole P
1st to 5th November 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Business and Economics trip November 2016 Sixth form £615 Miss Curl P
15th to 22nd February 2018 Bad Segeberg, Germany German exchange.  Will include hosting a German pupil (provisional dates: 5th-12th October 2017 ). Click here for more information March 2017 Fifth year £375 approx. Mrs  Morgan P
February half term TBC Skiing trip N/A Second to fourth year £1,000-£1,300 approx. Mr Ehegartner P
2nd-6th July 2016 Aberdovey Second year residential September 2017 Second year £460 approx. Mr Hughes P
4th to 8th July 2018 Azores Geography tour – investigating volcanic and tectonic activity, migration and colonial influences, ecosystems, climate March 2016 Fifth year and sixth form £960 Mr Cooke P