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There are many opportunities to go on a variety of trips.  These range from a Geography visit to the Sussex coast, to visiting  China.  Many students really enjoy going away with their friends.  A number of the trips take place during Activities Week, which occurs in July.  In addition to trips, we also run the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  

Forthcoming Trips 2023

Year 10 First World War Battlefields                8th - 10th February 2023

Information about the trip can be found here: 

Year 10 Battlefields Presentation 11 January 2023


Year 7

Year 7 have the opportunity to visit the Rhineland in Germany during Activities Week.

Year 8

Year 8 have the opportunity to visit Normandy in the summer term.  Highlights of the trip include visiting the beaches of the D-Day landings and seeing the beautifully maintained Ranville cemetery, where many who died at the start of the D-Day landing campaign are remembered.  There are also opportunities to buy lunch at a French market and even milk a goat!

Year 9

 Year 9 have the opportunity to visit the Isle of Wight for Activities Week.  They stay at the Little Canada PGL Adventure Centre and every year have a fantastic time. 

Year 10

 Year 10 History students have the opportunity to tour the Battlefields of northern France and Belgium in a thought-provoking trip.

Sixth Form

 There are numerous opportunities for Sixth Form students to travel.  These include a French exchange, Uganda, Romania, China and the USA.  Some of the trips run every two years.  Sixth Form students who require financial assistance can apply for an Ashcombe bursary, which can cover a percentage of the trip cost.