Trips & Visits

Sweyne Park Trips 2018 / 2019

Residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2018     17th - 21st     All School     DofE Gold Assessed Expedition     £320
  16th - 21st KS4 Château de la Baudonnière, Normandy, France £675
October 2018 1st - 4th All School DofE Silver Assessed Expedition £150
  17th - 19th Year 12 Coastal Fieldwork in Osmington Bay £275
November 2018 8th KS4 Romeo and Juliet, Barbican Centre, London £35
  22nd KS3 Macbeth, Barbican Centre, London £35
December 2018 5th - 8th KS5 CERN, Large Hadron Collider, Switzerland £485
February 2019 15th - 19th KS4 and KS5 Drama Trip to New York £1305
  15th -23rd All School

Ski Trip, Stubai Glacier, Austria

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March 2019 15th - 18th Year 8 Kingswood Activity Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk £180
  22nd - 23rd Year 11 MFL Study Trip, Lee Valley £98
  29th - 31st All School PGL Netball Tournament, Liddington, Wiltshire £205
  31st - 1st April All School Bronze Practise Expedition (Duke of Edinburgh) £100
April 2019 5th - 7th All School Cardiff Rugby Tour 2019 £475
  23rd - 26th Year 10 History visit to Poland £540
  29th - 3rd May Year 9 & Year 10 Geography visit to Italy £850
May 2019 24th - 1st June Year 9 Acorn Adventures, Villeneuve, Aosta Valley, Italy £825
June 2019 26th - 28th KS3 Stratford-upon-Avon, Residential £285
July 2019 9th - 10th All School Bronze Assessed Expedition (Duke of Edinburgh)  
  17th - 19th KS5 Flatford Mill Field Studies 2019 - A-level Biology Residential £301.50
  21st - 23rd All School Silver Practice Expedition (Duke of Edinburgh) £200
October 2019 TBC All School Silver Assessed Expedition (Duke of Edinburgh)  
  13th - 18th KS4 French Trip to Château de la Baudonnière, Normandy, France £690
November 2019 19th KS5 Economics in Action, Emmanuel Centre, London £58
December 2019 4th - 7th All School German Christmas Markets, Boppard, Germany £420
  7th All School Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition, HSBC, British Council,
The Victory Services Association, Seymour St, London W2 2HF
February 2020 14th - 22nd All School Ski Trip, Stubai Glacier, Austria £1100
July 2020 7th - 11th KS4 & KS5 5 Day Study Trip to Berlin £700 - £750

Non-residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2018     26th     KS5     Business Activity at The Edge Hotel, University of Essex, Colchester     Free
October 2018 2nd   KS5   Visit to the Guardian News and Media Archive £19
  3rd   KS4   An Inspector Calls, Richmond Theatre, London £30
  30th   All School   Bronze Training Day (Duke of Edinburgh)  
  31st   KS5   Human Resource Workshop, Thorpe Park £45
November 2018 1st   All School   Dirty Dancing, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff £32
  5th   All School   Quantum Computing Centre, University College London £9
  8th   KS4   Romeo & Juliet, Barbican Centre, London £35
  14th   All School   Silver Training Day (Duke of Edinburgh)  
  16th   Year 12   Hayward Gallery, London £22
  24th   KS4   Skills London, ExCel Exhibition Centre, London £12
December 2018 5th   KS5   Economics in Action, London SW1P 3DW £30
  7th   RBHIP   Christmas Service at Chelmsford Cathedral Free
  10th   All School   Turner Contemporary, Margate £7
  13th   KS4 & KS5   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Theatre Performance,
Piccadilly Theatre, London
      All School   Visit to Dobson House, Rayleigh Free
  17th   Year 7   Christmas Celebration at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh Free
January 2019 8th   Year 7   A Christmas Carol, London Old Vic Theatre £35
  29th   RBHIP   Deaf/Hearing Impaired Panathlon, Olympic Pool, Stratford, London Free
  31st   KS4 & KS5   The Unreturning, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London £22
      All School   UNICEF 'Away Day' Free
February 7th   KS4 & KS5   The Tate Modern £7
  13th   All   DST Careers Insight Tour £7.50
  27th   KS4   Wicked at the Apollo Theatre, London £45
March  2019 3rd   KS5   The Magic Flute, London Coliseum Theatre £58
  13th   Year 7   Hanningfield Reservoir Field Centre £17
April 2019 4th   RBHIP   Panathlon Boccia Event, Stratford Free
June  2019 3rd   KS5   Spitalfields & Banglatown, London £20
  4th   KS5   Mary Quant Exhibition & Fashion Week, V&A Museum £22
  10th   Year 7   Rewards Trip to Hollywood Bowl, Basildon £13
  13th   Year 12   UCAS Higher Education Convention £12
  14th   Year 9   Ypres, Belgium £77
  18th   KS4   Pineapple Studios, Covent Garden £30
  19th   All School   Visit to Grove Wood Primary Free
  24th   KS4   'Coasts' Primary data collection for Geography Paper3:
  25th   KS4   'Coasts' Primary data collection for Geography Paper3:
  27th   KS5   The Business Design Centre, London £12
  28th   Year 9   Magazone Laser Tag, Rayleigh Megacentre £12.50
July  2019 1st   All School   Thriftwood Outdoor Pursuit Centre, Brentwood Free
  3rd   Year 12   Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2019 £12
  4th   Year 13   Leavers' Ball, The Chichester Hotel £32.50
  10th   KS4   'Coasts' Primary data collection for Geography Paper3:
  12th   Year 12   Maths Enrichment, Southend Free
  13th   All   British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone £119
  15th   KS5   Cambersands, East Sussex - Individual Investigation £15
  22nd   Year 10   Cineworld Cinema & Hollywood Bowls £23
November 2019 27th   KS4   An Inspector Calls, New Wimbledon Theatre, London £38


Should you wish to find out more information about any of the trips listed (e.g. when the trip letters will be released/payment details/criteria for selection in the event of over-subscription), please ring the main office who will put you in touch with the relevant Head of Department or Trip Leader.

Expectations of Pupils during School Visits

At Sweyne Park School we are keen to offer pupils a wide and enjoyable experience and school visits can be a valuable part of this experience.

We believe that a school visit should aim:

  • to promote the development of pupils and an appreciation of all that the environment can offer
  • to help pupils to learn a sense of community, good fellowship and unselfishness
  • to allow pupils to spend a planned visit safely, intelligently and happily
  • to help pupils to gain in initiative, resourcefulness and self-reliance.

During school visits staff make a considerable commitment for all the organisation and have responsibility for the pupils. It is, therefore, very important that we are confident that all our pupils will respond in a positive and appropriate manner when on any school visit. In order to ensure that all pupils and staff have a rewarding, enjoyable ad safe visit, we set out the following expectations.

Pupils are expected to:

  • show respect to themselves, others and the environment at all times (e.g. to be reliable, courteous and trustworthy, and to respect local customs and traditions)
  • behave in a way to ensure the safety of themselves and others at all times
  • follow instructions and guidance from staff and other people in authority (e.g. guides, coach drivers, police etc....)
  • have, and use, suitable equipment/kit when required (as specified prior to the visit), be fit to take part in the visit and inform staff of any specific medical conditions
  • report any injury, illness or incident immediately to a member of staff
  • have suitable funding for the purchase of food/drink, admission charges or incidental costs (as specified prior to the visit)
  • promptly follow the correct procedures in the case of an emergency (as explained by staff prior to, and at the start of, a visit).

At Sweyne Park we are proud of our rich extra-curricular offer and the wide range of trips and visits we offer. In response to suggestions from our new Parents’ Forum, we have set out above the trips we currently have planned for 2018-19. Clearly this list is subject to change and the costs given are an approximate indication only. Please note that no trips are obligatory for pupils studying a particular subject, with the exception of the Geography field trip where there is a choice of either Snowdon or the free visit to Southend.

We hope this information will be helpful to families and, as with all extra-curricular events that we offer, should you be experiencing any financial difficulties please do not hesitate to contact the Headteacher in the strictest of confidence.