Beyond the Classroom

We feel it is very important that learning is not confined to the classroom and embrace opportunities to enrich children’s wider learning experiences throughout the Prep School.

We are fortunate in our central location within the UK, which makes travel to most destinations feasible in a school day – be it to visit an exhibition, historical site, geographical exploration or to see a major sporting fixture.

If we can offer children the opportunity to attend a concert, theatre performance or match, then we will.

The following recent visits are typical our termly programme:

  • Ampleforth Choral Singing Day (Music)
  • Big Bang Fair, NEC, Birmingham (Science)
  • Burbage Valley, Derbyshire (River Geography)
  • Cresswell Crags  (Stoneage History)
  • Cadbury World, Birmingham  (Aztec History)
  • Flanborough Head & the Holderness Coast (Coastal Geography)
  • Jodrell Bank, Cheshire  (Science)
  • Lowry Gallery, Salford  (Art & Urban Geography)
  • Manchester Thunder v Loughborough Lightning, Leicester (Netball)
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London (English)
  • Rugby at Twickenham (Sport)
  • Uppingham Orchestral Day (Music)
  • Symphony concerts at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and Sheffield City Hall (Music)
  • Wilberforce House, Hull (History)


We also arrange a number of annual residential tours and visits:

  • Arvon Foundation / The Gathering Residential Literary Week
  • Junior Forms Residential Trip
  • Senior Forms Jersey Sports Tour
  • Year 8 Isle of Wight Tour
  • Year 8 London visit
  • Year 8 French Trip
  • Annual Ski-Trip