Trips & Visits

Sweyne Park Trips 2016 / 2017

Residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2016 1st - 4th Year 11 & 12 Duke of Edinburgh, Silver - Assessment £0.00
  18th-23rd All Years Château de la Baudonnière, Normandy, France £595
         
October 2016 9th - 12th Year 12 Coastal Fieldwork in Osmington Bay, Dorset £260
         
December 2016 4th-7th All years German Christmas Markets £325
  7th - 10th KS5 CERN, LHC (Large Hadron Collider), Switzerland £475 approx.
         
February 2017 10th - 18th All years Skiing, Stubai Valley, Austria £1045
  11th - 15th KS4 and KS5 New York, USA - Drama Trip £1300
         
March 2017 10th - 12th Year 8 Kingswood Activity Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk £150
  24th - 25th Year 10 Lee Valley Youth Hostel, Cheshunt

£85

         
April 2017 25th - 28th Year 10 Krakow, Poland £550
         
May 2017 12th - 14th All School PGL Netball tournament weekend, Liddington, Wiltshire £205
         
June 2017 28th - 30th KS5 Flatford Mill Field Studies 2017 - A-Level Biology Residential £242
         
July 2017 2nd - 6th Year 10 5 Day Study Trip to Berlin, Germany £620 - 660
  10th - 12th KS4 Geography Fieldwork at Juniper Hall £230
  12th - 14th KS4 Geography Fieldwork at Juniper Hall £230
  16th - 18th All School Practice Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award
(Fee includes Cost of Practice & Assessed Expedition)
£150
         
September 2017 13th - 16th All School Assessed Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
(Fee includes Cost of Practice & Assessed Expedition)
£150
  17th-22nd All Years Château de la Baudonnière, Normandy, France £635
         
December 2017 3rd - 6th All School German Christmas Markets £370
         

Non-residential Trips

* Costs of trips are awaiting confirmation

September 2016 22nd All School Essex Book Award Launch, Gt Baddow High School, Chelmsford Free
  30th All School A Step Outside Guide, London Free
         
October 2016 6th KS5 Royal Academy of Art £15.50
         
November 2016 2nd All School Centre of the Cell, London £30
  18th All School Pineapple Studios Workshop £5
  24th All School Sister Act, Cliffs Pavilion £30
  26th KS3 Rugby World Cup semi-finals - Twickenham £30
  28th   Year 12   Royal Institution of Great Britain - Lecture £28
      All School   The Rayleigh Town Museum Free
  29th   All years   England vs Jamaica Netball Game, London Olympic Park £32
      KS5   The Essex Record Office & University of Essex Workshop Free
             
December 2016 2nd   KS5   Parliament Workshop and Tour £13
  5th   KS5   Maths Problem-Solving Conference, Cambridge Free
  7th   All School   Pineapple Dance Studios Workshop £5
  8th   All School   Visit to Dobson House, Rayleigh Free
          Children's Christmas Demonstration Lecture £14.50
  9th   RBHIP   Christmas Service at Chelmsford Cathedral Free
  14th   KS5   e2v, Chelmsford Free
  19th   Year 7   Christmas Celebration at Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh Free
             
January 2017 11th   All School   Book Trailer Workshop Trip Free
  23th   KS4   The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time £30.50
             
February 2017 9th   Year 11   The Tate Britain £11
  10th   Year 12   Philosophy & Ethics Conference, Bloomsbury £35
  22nd   RBHIP   Panathlon EEvent - Olympic Pool Stratford Free
      Sixth Form   Hertford College, Oxford £22
  23rd   Year 9   Stubbers Adventure Centre Free
             
March 2017 7th   Year 12   "Hidden Figures", Cineworld, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon £9
  8th   Year 13   The British Museum, & Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House £25
  9th   Year 11   Celebration Event at Laser Quest £11.50
  15th   Year 12   Hampton Court Palace £30
      KS3   Big Bang Fair, NEC, Birmingham £14.50
  28th   Sixth Form   Westfield, Stratford £30
  27th   All School   Engineering Projects: Stow Maries Aerodrome Free
             
April 2017 24th   All School   Engineering Projects: Stow Maries Aerodrome Free
  27th   Year 11   Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre £35
             
May 2017 5th   Year 9   Ypres, Belgium £75
  8th   All School   Engineering Projects: Stow Maries Aerodrome Free
  11th   All School   King of Pop, Cliffs Pavilion £30
  17th   KS4   "Wicked" at the Victoria Apollo Theatre, London £35
      Year 13   "Much Ado About Nothing", Theatre Royal Haymarket £38
  22nd   Year 8   Hanningfield Reservoir Field Centre £15
      All School   Engineering Projects: Stow Maries Aerodrome Free
  23rd   All   UK Youth Recketry Challenge - National Final Free
  24th   All School   Training for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award  
             
June 2017 5th   Year 7   The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & surrounding areas £31
  7th   Year 10   Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre £35
  8th   All School   PE Rewards Trip, Mersea Island £40
  9th   All School   Practice Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
(Fee includes Cost of Practice & Assessed Expedition)
£75
  12th   Year 9   Laser Madness, Basildon £5
  13th   KS4   Pineapple Studios, Covent Gardens £25
      All School   Southampton University Research Trip £16
  19th   Year 7   Hollywood Bowl, Basildon £16
  21st   Year 10   The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition £12
  22nd   KS3   The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London £35
  23rd   Sixth Form   UCAS Higher Education Convention £11
  26th   All School   Ford Engineering Challenge, Dunton Free
  28th   Year 11   School Prom Celebration Event 2017 £13+
  30th   All school   Royal Holloway Psychology Competition Free
             
July 2017 3rd   Year 10   "Rivers" Controlled Assessment in Epping Forest £35
  5th   All School   Training for the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award  
      All School   Maths Inspiration Show, Guildford £16
  8th   All School   Assessed Expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
(Fee includes Cost of Practice & Assessed Expedition)
£75
  17th   Year 8   Colchester Zoo £20
      Year 7   SPLATS £5
      Year 9   Ice-Skating & Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford £20
      Year 10   Cineworld/Hollywood Bowl, Basildon £21
             
October 2017 2nd   Year 10   Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Ambassador's Theatre, London £32
             
             

 

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 2014-15. 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.