Countless trips take place every year to enrich the curriculum and provide opportunities and experiences for our pupils and students.
Many trips are directly linked to the curriculum such as the Year 7 trip to Hinkley Point, the Year 8 trips to the Big Pit and Lulworth Cove, languages visits and exchanges to France, Germany, Italy and Spain, theatre visits, the European Art Trip and the Sixth Form Iceland trip.
Many trips are linked to our comprehensive outdoor activity and sporting programmes including the kayaking trips, the Three Peaks Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions, cricket and football tours and both the North America and Austria ski trips. In addition all Year 7 pupils visit the school cottage (Tir-y-Cwm) near Brecon in South Wales for three days of outdoor pursuits and team building activities as part of their Year 7 induction.
Other trips provide the opportunity to experience new cultures including the China trip and the Sixth Form Romania trip, which supports disadvantaged Roma communities in Transylvania.
Since September 2021 the school has also been part of the Bath Hub (a collaboration between Beechen Cliff, Hayesfield and St Marks as three schools within the MNSP and based in Bath). As part of this collaboration, and with the aim of providing pupils with additional experiences and the opportunity to socialise with other pupils across the city, joint Bath Hub trips are now run on an annual basis. These include the Year 7 Legoland trip and Year 8, 9 and 10 Ice Skating Trips.
Information on trips will be provided to pupils at school and to parents via email and Parent Pay.
Financial support is available for trips for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium and we will do what we can support other families where finance is a barrier to taking part wherever we can.