As a School we value the opportunities Educational Visits offer. Many staff take the chance to enhance the delivery of the curriculum through day trips and out of school activities.

Newcastle-under-Lyme School pupils have always travelled far and wide as part of their education. National and international residential visits are used to help teams bond, to help pupils to broaden their horizons and to allow staff to take the classroom into the wider world.
Below is an overview of residential trips based on current plans. Please note that a trip’s presence on this overview is not a guarantee that it will take place and that costings are estimates.

Annual residential trips:


Approximate Cost


Year 7 team building – Brathay Hall


Autumn (compulsory)

L6 team building day – Castleton (non-residential)


Autumn (compulsory)

Orieton Field Centre – U6 Biology



Modern Foreign Languages KS3 trip




Easter Holiday


Scouts Summer Camp


Summer Holiday Week 1

CCF Summer Camp


Summer Holiday Week 1

DofE practice walks and expeditions. Usually 2-3 per year for those taking part.

 £35 - £180 (£600 oversees expeditions)

All terms. Mainly UK locations but Gold trips can be further afield (Eg. Chamonix; Nepal 2021). Details issued to participants when enrolling.


Other non-annual residential trips:


Approximate Cost

Last run / next up

Drama Experience  - London’s West End (all years)


Autumn 2019 /

Typically every two years

Boys Sports Tour Yrs 10 – U6


Argentina Summer 2019

Typically every two years

Barcelona 2020 (Hockey)

Girls Hockey and Netball Tour (Upper School)

£2000 - £3000


South Africa 2020

Typically every two years

New York Business and Economics (Sixth Form)


Spring 2021

World Challenge Expedition



Cambodia & Laos 2017 /

Nepal 2021

Iceland – Geography



Autumn 2019 / TBC

Upper School Spanish – Bilbao



Autumn 2016 / TBC


Skiing Italy


Feb 2020 / TBC

U13 Cricket Tour Isle of Man


May 2020

Cricket Pre Season Tour


Easter 2021