Learning Outside School

“Learning by doing” and experiences beyond the school premises are essential to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, of the subjects they are studying and of the world around them.  We therefore make sure that a range of high quality off-site visits and activities are built into our curriculum.  

These include:

  • visits to sites of cultural, historical or religious interest
  • field and study trips in the UK and abroad
  • theatre trips
  • team building days
  • conferences for young people
  • university visits
  • summer schools and master classes

Each year our Trust and other partners offer a range of outstanding learning opportunities such as:

  • summer school at Wycombe Abbey School
  • project based on drug development and marketing run by Johnson and Johnson
  • departmental visits hosted by Bucks New University
  • opera workshop run by the Garsington Opera Company

Our students also regularly take part in activities alongside students from other schools, for example, the annual technology competition and “Youth Speaks”, both organised by the Rotary Club of High Wycombe, and the Model United Nations General Assembly run by Bucks County Council.

In addition, we continue to ensure that all Year 10 students benefit from a week’s work experience, which can take place either locally or further afield. All Sixth Form students undertake work experience as an integral part of their course.