Enrichment and academic trips

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  • Blacklands Farm Teambuilding
  • Cutty Sark
  • Battle Abbey
  • Prep School Charity Day

Charity Focus

Students are invited to help raise money for a variety of charities but more importantly they are also taught about the work of the charities they are raising money for. The chosen charities visit the pupils to give presentations and/or assemblies on the work that they do and some of the pupils are able to assist the charities at their workplace.

Team Building

During the first week of the academic year all of the girls and boys are invited to attend an overnight camping trip to get to know each other and members of staff better. There are two sites that are used, Blacklands Farm and Lodge Hill. At both locations they undertake activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, crate building and many other team building exercises. This is a fantastic opportunity to build trust and relationships with staff, for the older pupils to take responsibility and the younger ones to start bonding with their peers.

Then throughout the year each year group has two team-building mornings; one of the most popular activities is raft building on the reservoir.


PSHCE is addressed every week in forms. Issues such as internet awareness, drug abuse and sex education are discussed with specialist educators.

Trips and Visits

Throughout the term and during the holiday there are numerous trips. Some are to enrich the curriculum, some to support pastoral care  and others are co-curricular.

Here's a taste of a few of the trips our Prep students went on last year.


  • English - The Globe - Year 7
  • English / History - Canterbury Cathedral - Years 5 and 6
  • Latin -  'Pompeii Live' - Years 5 and 6
  • Latin - Life and Death in Pompeii & Herculaneum' Exhibition at the British Museum - Years 7 and 8
  • Topic - Portsmouth Historic Dock Yard - Year 4
  • Science - Wakehurst Place - Year 6
  • Geography- Seven Sisters - Year 6
  • Latin -  Verulamium - Year 8
  • French - A week in France - Year 7
  • French - Day trip to France - Year 6

For Fun and Development

  • Whole School overnight camp at Blacklands Farm or Lodge Hill
  • Annual Ski Trip
  • Cricket Tour to Radley College Cricket Festival
  • Year 8 ACE outward bound week