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Trips and excursions

Our study programme includes enriching experiences outside the classroom. We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which promote personal growth in a stimulating and informative way. These include team sports, study visits, excursions. CAS experiences (Pre-IB and IB study programme only) as well as Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (Pre-IB and IB study programme only). Many students comment how they value the range of opportunities available to them.

Study visits and excursions

Our field trips have an educational, cultural, environmental, sport or social focus. In previous years students have taken part in Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies, History and Languages study visits in both the UK and beyond. 

We are lucky to be so close to Stratford upon Avon (for Shakespeare), Bath (for the Romans), Wales (for castles), Thorpe Park (for the rides), Birmingham (for Cadbury’s World), Stonehenge (for the heritage) and of course London (for everything else!).

Exploring London

It takes just one hour by bus or train to get to London and once you have tried the Tube you can reach anywhere in the city fairly easily. We arrange trips to:

There is lots on offer in the capital city including a diverse selection of restaurants, theatre shows and local markets. And the city is not short of high street and designer shops at places like Brent Cross, Westfield, Harrods in Knightsbridge, Hamleys toys on Regent Street and Oxford Street.

Weekends away

For students studying here during the academic year we arrange weekend trips.

International College

Our adult students benefit from a range of study visits, activities and excursions to enrich their learning experience. Try surfing in Cornwall, horse riding in the New Forest or visit cultural sights like Bath, Stratford, Warwick and Stonehenge. Plan ahead and join the weekend excursions to Liverpool, Dublin, Cornwall, the New Forest or the seaside towns of Brighton and Bournemouth. Visit the Student Hub for advice and support to help make the most of your time in Oxford and the UK.

IB World School

Our House Parents organise a range of fun trips and excursions for our Pre-IB students. Our excellent weekend programme includes both social opportunities and the chance to try new things. You will develop vital leadership skills through the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and get the chance to explore the UK with inspiring outings to Blenheim Palace, London, Brighton, the beautiful Chilterns and many more.

Our IB students take part in trips for study and for pleasure. As part of their science course they spend a week on a field trip studying biological systems. For their second-language options like Spanish and Portuguese they have been to Barcelona and Lisbon. As part of their politics and history studies we arrange a trip to Northern Ireland to learn about the Troubles of the 70s and 80s and visit the Titanic ship yard.

Extra-curricular activities

Our study programme includes enriching experiences outside the classroom


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