Trips

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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.

Insurance cover

Download a summary of the school’s travel insurance cover, provided by Chartis Insurance UK.

Download the school travel insurance summary (pdf)

Forthcoming trips

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. All proposed trips are subject to confirmation of arrangements and viable numbers applying

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Date Trip Description Approx. Launch Date Year Groups Cost Staff in Charge C/P Downloads
29th Sept to 1st Oct and 1st to 3rd Oct 2014 Ilam 1st year induction   1st year Free Mrs Helen Lawson    
8th to 10th Oct 2014 Blencathra field studies centre (Lake District) Lower 6th A-level Geography field trip Sept 2014 Lower 6th £210 Mr Ray Howarth C  
17th to 20th Oct 2014 Battlefields History trip to the French and Belgian battlefields of WW1 Jan 2014 3rd year £350 Mrs Katie Chesterton P  
10th to 12th Oct 2014 Condover Hall Netball tournament with outdoor activities After Easter 2nd to 4th year £155 Miss Laura Topping C  
3rd to 5th Dec 2014 Krakow, Poland Religious Studies and History trip Feb/Mar 2014 5th year £420 Mr Jamie Swann C  
12th to 19th Feb 2015 German exchange to Bad Segeberg (annual trip) Cultural and educational visit to Lubeck and Hamburg plus days spent in the German partner school. Staying with host families. German pupils visit Stockport for 8 to 9 days in Sept.   5th year and 6th form £400 Mrs Linda Morgan    
13th to 21st Feb 2015 Alps Ski trip Jan 2014 1st to 3rd year £925 Mrs Chris Muscutt and Mr Alex Ehegartner C Travel insurance policy (pdf)
10th to 22nd Feb 2015 Sri Lanka cricket tour 11 day tour, playing 6 matches against local school and club sides. Several of the fixtures are to be played on first class grounds. Tours to local places of interest are to take place on some of the rest days.   4th year to 6th form £2100 Mr Dave Makinson C  
6th to 8th Mar 2015 Kingswood Bath MUN conference The largest MUN Conference in the UK   5th year to 6th form £200 Mrs Esther Suttle    
22nd to 25th Mar 2015 Rosslyn Park rugby sevens   March 2015 2nd year £65 Mr Hugo Corbett P  
23rd to 25th Mar 2015 Rosslyn Park rugby sevens   March 2015 5th year £65 Mr Hugo Corbett P  
24th to 26th Mar Rosslyn Park rugby sevens   March 2015 6th form £65 Mr Hugo Corbett P  
2nd to 6th Apr 2015 Berlin IGCSE German and History trip April 2014 3rd and 4th year Approx £550-£575 Dr Stephen Smith and Mrs Heather Ashton C  
9th to 12th April 2015 Picardy, France 1st year activity and cultural trip At 1st year parents’ evening 1st year Approx £320 Mr Roger Wallington P  
12th to 14th April 2015 York 1st year residential (offered as a cheaper alternative for those not going on the Picardy trip) January 2015 1st year Approx £130-£150 Miss Esther Spence P  
27th, 28th or 29th June to 25th, 26th or 27th July 2015 Bolivia and Peru expedition A week working with a local community, a week trekking, an R&R phase including sandboarding in. Also visiting Machu Picchu, La Paz and Lima.     £3995 Mr Robert Heyes C  
3rd to 10th July 2015 Lake Garda, Italy Music concert tour Spring 2014 2nd year to 6th form Approx £610 Mrs Eve Taylor P Letter (pdf)

Trip details (pdf)

Parental authorisation form (pdf)

Deposit form (pdf)

6th to 11th July 2015 Paris homestay trip Paris homestay trip with linguistic and cultural activities and day trip to Disneyland. Mar 2014 4th year Approx £600 Mr James Wilson P  
6th to 9th July 2015 Grasmere Outdoor pursuits trip Sept 2014 2nd year Approx £230 Mrs Chris Muscutt P  
July 2016 Iceland GCSE and A-level Geography tour Feb 2015 4th year to 6th form £1100 Mr Ray Howarth P