Our students enjoy eye-opening educational visits and residential trips to far-flung locations and nearby gems. In recent years, they have visited China, Paris, Moscow, Strasbourg, Munich, Barcelona, New York, Washington DC, Iceland, Nepal and many more.
Language exchanges to France, Italy and Germany are a regular feature alongside residential visits to Russia and China. Geographers visit Iceland, Physicists visit CERN and our Politics and Economics students travel to the United States to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their subjects.
Closer to home, we take advantage of the wealth of treasures on our doorstep in Oxford. Mandarin students visit the British Museum and Ashmolean, Historians visit the Black Country Museum or Hampton Court, Mathematicians venture over to Bletchley Park, Geographers visit the Thames or local sites of interest for fieldwork, Classicists head down to Cirencester and English students retreat to Shropshire for writing workshops or to the homes of great authors such as Austen, the Brontes and Virginia Woolf.
Finally, regular residential trips are an intergral part of the pastoral calendar in the lower school, with the Year 7’s visiting Kilve in Somerset for a challenging, but thoroughly enjoyable activity week and the Year 8’s embracing adventure on the South Coast, where they explore a packed cross-curricular programme making links between Classics, Geography and Biology.