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
25th to 29th May 2014 Noordvijk, Netherlands 1st Year general interest trip Sept 2013 1st Year £295 Mr Roger Wallington C  
13th to 15th June 2014 Forest of Dean 1st Year educational trip looking at the history and geography of the area Oct 2013 1st Year £130 Mrs Helen Lawson P  
27th to 29th June 2014 Glaramara Music rehearsal weekend plus 2 half-day outdoor activities eg canoeing/ghyll scrambling Sept 2013 2nd Year to 6th Form £205 Mrs Eve Taylor C  
July 2014 Iceland GCSE and A-level Geography tour Feb 2013 4th Year to 6th Form £1000 Mr Ray Howarth C Letter (pdf)
2nd to 3rd July 2014 Oxford Oxbridge open day May 2014 5th Year to Lower Sixth £40 Mr Alastair Thorley P  
5th to 8th July 2014 Grasmere Outdoor pursuits trip – walking, kayaking, sailing, climbing and ghyll scrambling Sept 2013 2nd Year £230 Mrs Chris Muscutt C Letter (pdf)
9th to 11th July 2014 Geneva Switzerland Physics trip to Cern   6th Form   Mrs Heaton Fenton C  
29th Sept to 1st Oct and 1st to 3rd Oct 2014 Ilam 1st Year induction   1st Year Free Mrs Helen Lawson    
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  
12th to 14th Sept 2014 Condover Hall Netball tournament with outdoor activities After Easter 2nd to 4th Year £155 Miss Laura Topping P  
5th to 7th 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)
Feb half-term 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  
1st to 6th Apr 2015 Paris homestay trip Staying with French families in the suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge to the south of Paris in pairs. Language lessons in the morning at local school. Afternoons sightseeing principle sights of Paris. Full day at Disneyland. Evenings with host families. Mar 2014 4th Year Approx £650 Mr James Wilson P  
1st to 7th Apr 2015 Italy Senior rugby tour Summer 2014 5th Year to 6th Form Approx £800-£900 Mr Hugo Corbett P  
3rd to 7th April 2015 Berlin IGCSE German and History trip April 2014 3rd and 4th Year Approx £550-£575 Dr Stephen Smith and Mrs Heather Ashton P  
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 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