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 14th - 22nd All School Ski Trip, Stubai Glacier, Austria £1100
  28th-2nd March KS5 Religious Studies trip to Rome £700
March 2020 14th - 16th Year 8 Kingswood Activity Centre, Overstrand, Norfolk £175
  24th - 27th Year 10 Krakow, Poland £603
April 2020 March 31st - 3rd Year 10 Geography visit to the Bay of Naples, Italy £800
July 2020 7th - 10th KS4 & KS5 5 Day Study Trip to Berlin £730 - £770

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
  24th   KS4   Thorpe Park £40
November 2019 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
December 2019 7th All School Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition, HSBC, British Council,
The Victory Services Association, Seymour St, London W2 2HF
  16th   All School   Arts Award Theatre Visit £33.50
  17th   Year 7   Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh Free
January 2020 22nd   Year 11   Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge TBA
  24th   Year 11   Poetry Live, London Emanuel Centre £35
June 2020 18th   Year 12   UCAS, Colchester TBC
  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


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.