Trips & Visits

Sweyne Park Trips 2019 / 2020

Residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2019 29th - 3rd October All School Duke of Edinburgh, Gold - Assessed Expedition £400
October 2019 9th – 12th All School Silver Assessed Expedition (Duke of Edinburgh) £200
  13th - 18th KS4 French Trip to Château de la Baudonnière, Normandy, France £690
December 2019 4th - 7th All School German Christmas Markets, Boppard, Germany £420
February 2020 12th - 14th KS5 Coastal Fieldwork in Osmington Bay £275
  14th - 22nd All School Ski Trip, Stubai Glacier, Austria £1100
  28th - 2nd March KS5 Religious Studies trip to Rome £700
March 2020 13th - 16th Year 8 Kingswood Activity Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk £175
  15th - 16th All School Bronze DofE Practice Expedition  
  24th - 27th Year 10 Krakow, Poland £603
April 2020 March 31st - 3rd Year 10 Geography visit to the Bay of Naples, Italy £800
June 2020 8th - 10th KS5 Flatford Mill Field Studies 2020 £275
  14th - 15th All School Bronze Assessed Expedition £100
July 2020 4th - 6th All School Manchester City Football Tour $495
  7th - 10th KS4 & KS5 5 Day Study Trip to Berlin £730 - £770
  18th - 26th KS4 & KS5 8 Day Study Trip to China £2,130

Non-residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2019 9th   Year 11   Walton-on-the-Naze Free
  26th   KS5   Model UN Conference, Southend High School for Boys Free
October 2019 16th   All School   Juniper Book Award Launch £10
  16th   Year 13   Holkham, Norfolk - Individual Investigation - A-Level Geography £10
November 2019 8th   All School   University College London - Quantum Computing Centre £24
  11th   KS3   Pineapple Dance Workshop, in house £8.50
  19th   Year 13   Emmanuel Centre, Marsham Street, London £58
  27th   KS4   An Inspector Calls, New Wimbledon Theatre, London £38
      KS5   UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge Free
December 2019 2nd   KS4 & KS5   "Operation Live", FizWimarc School £24
  6th   RBHIP   Christmas Service at Chelmsford Cathedral Free
  7th All School Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition, HSBC, British Council,
The Victory Services Association, Seymour St, London W2 2HF
  12th All School Dobson House Visit Free
  16th   All School   Arts Award Theatre Visit £33.50
  17th   Year 7   Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh Free
January 2020 16th   ALl School   Brentwood Ski Centre, Warley Gap, CM13 3DP £36+£20
  21st   KS5   TechGirls Industry Outreach Workshop 2020 £60
      Year 8   Base Jump, Rayleigh Weir £17
  22nd   Year 11   Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge £12
      RBHIP   Deanes school, Hadleigh Free
  24th   Year 11   Poetry Live, London Emanuel Centre £35
  31st   RBHIP KS3   Deaf Role Model Day, St Clere's School Free
February 2020 6th   All School   Training for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award  
      KS4 & KS5   Gamelan Workshop, Southbank Centre, London £30
  12th   KS5   Apprenticeship information evening. Free
  26th   Year 9   Base Jump, Rayleigh Weir £17
March 2020 17th   KS5   Sports Science Enrichment Day, University of Essex, Colchester £18
  18th   All School   Juniper Book Award, St John Payne School, Chelmsford Free
  19th   KS4 & KS5   'Witness for the Prosecution', County Hall, London £31
April 2020 2nd   KS4 & KS5   'Witness for the Prosecution', County Hall, London £31
  3rd   KS5   Essex University Shakespeare Project, Colchester £11
June 2020 12th   Year 9   Ypres £79
  17th   KS3   To Kill a Mockingbird, The Gielgud Theatre, London £39
  18th   Year 12   UCAS, Colchester TBC
  25th   Year 11   Summer Ball, The Rayleigh Club, Rayleigh £35
  29th   KS4   'Coasts'  Primary data collection for Paper 3, Walton-on-the-Naze £35
  30th   KS4   'Coasts'  Primary data collection for Paper 3, Walton-on-the-Naze £35
July 2020 1st   KS4   'Coasts'  Primary data collection for Paper 3, Walton-on-the-Naze £35
  2nd   Year 13   Learvers' Ball at The Chchester Hotel £36.50
  18th   All School   Silverstone Opening Ceremony £121


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.