The School undertakes a wide range of trips every year to all parts of the world. Regular academic visits include Geography to Barcelona, Classics to Italy and a variety of other destinations, Politics to the US, Art and Design to New York and History to Berlin and Krakow. In addition there are language exchanges organised for German and Spanish and an annual French trip to Paris.
Major sports tours take place on a bi-annual basis and have included rugby football to Singapore and Australia, hockey and netball to Barbados and cricket to India and Dubai. There is an annual ski trip and the School also works closely with World Challenge with expeditions to Bolivia and Honduras.
ANNUAL TRIPS SCHEDULE
Science and Languages - March/April: Trip to Paris at the start of the Easter holidays. Estimated cost: £450
Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation - July: four-day trip to Italy taking in Rome's main classical sites including the Colosseum, Forum, Palatine, Pantheon, Trajan's Column and Trevi Fountain. The excursion then heads south to the Bay of Naples; Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis Estimated cost: £480
Geography - June: Residential trip to the Peak District - investigation of surrounding environment and the impact of tourism. Includes visit to Chatsworth House and cave systems near Castleton. Estimated cost: £150
History - October: Four-day trip for XX and some LXX to Berlin and Munich. Estimated cost: £650
Politics - February: Educational visit for LXX to Westminster including tour of the UK's Supreme Court.
Modern Languages - February: Vienna exchange and LXX Hispanists trip to Madrid and/or Valencia. Estimated cost for Vienna: £600. Estimated cost for Madrid/Valencia: £500-£600
Geography - March/April: Five-day residential trip to Sitges in Barcelona for four full days of study including River Tordera, Olympic village and regeneration of medieval El Raval. Estimated cost: £450
Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation - October: Week-long trip for LXX and XX to various destinations, taking in both classical sites and other places of interest. Past trips have been to Tunisia, Sicily and Greece. Estimated cost: £800
Politics - October (or Easter): Educational visit to Washington DC and New York. Estimated cost: £1350
Biology - June: Four-day residential trip in UK. Estimated cost: £250
Media, Textiles and Photography - December: This annual trip enables students go abroad on location to shoot their final pieces, ensuring good quality light in contrasting locations, such as Tuscany and the Costa del Sol. Estimated cost: £750
Art, Design & Technology and Art History - December: Trip to New York to visit all the major museums and some significant buildings. Estimated cost: £1300
Sports Tours - every two years: Girls' Sports Tour to Austraila and Singapore 2014. Estimated cost: £3600. Boys' Hockey Tour to Europe 2015. Estimated cost: £600.