Trips and visits


Shenley Brook End School recognises that school trips represent a valuable element in the education of students. School trips embrace all journeys for students whether in term-time or in the school holidays, whether during the school day or out of school hours, whether involving an overnight stay or or a day visit.

Where a trip takes place in school time the benefits have to be weighed against the loss of time spent in other lessons by the students involved. A trip will only take place in school time where its clear purpose is to enhance and support the school curriculum.

Shenley Brook End School offers many opportunities for students to experience trips and residential activities which cater for all levels of ability and interests. When students start Year 7 there is the opportunity to be involved in a one of our week-long residential trips to Longrigg, where students take part in many outward bound and team-building activities. Students are also welcome to join the popular Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme when they start Year 9, and students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to take part in an Outlook expedition. This consists of activities overseas which challenge students to experience being out of their comfort zone and contribute to a community development project. Students in 2013 had the chance to plan an expedition for a month in Peru trekking and helping with a local community project.


Shenley Brook End School runs a number of trips and visits every year as part of the school's commitment to extended learning. Listed below are the residential trips planned for the academic year 2014-2015 with estimated costs and dates.

Please note that whilst this information has been provided to help parents to plan ahead, there is no guarantee that any trip will take place as planned and, at this stage, costs are estimated and therefore subject to change.


Year Trip Estimated cost Approximate date of trip
7 Longrigg (Languages) £270 6-10 June 2016
10 Longrigg (PE) £270 18-22 April 2016
11 Berlin £460 25-28 November 2015
12-13 Geneva £130 circa 11 - 12 January 2016
12-13 Rome £460 6-9 February 2016

The member of staff with responsibility for trips and visits is Mr Southwell, Director of Extended Learning.