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School Trips


School trips are used to enhance the curriculum in many subject areas. Term-time trips always have a direct curriculum link, and during the holidays a variety and mixture of curriculum and leisure trips are run by staff.
Staff believe that visits and school journeys benefit the students, not only by widening their horizons but also by allowing them to establish a different set of relationships with each other and with their teachers.
Below is an example of school trips during the academic year.
Year 7             Pallant House Art Gallery
Year 7/8         Camber Sands/Dungeness - July
Year 8             Future Chef Competition
Year 8             Brighton University Degree Show – June
Year 10/11     Royal Academy & Tate
Year 10           Product Design, London – May
Mixed years   Children’s Festival Parade – May
Year 10             Drusillas – October
Year 10             Make Your Mark Day – November
Year 10             Thorpe Park – June
Upper School:  World Skills Event at Brighton Racecourse – October/November
Dolawen Trips
Year 7(1)   July (during summer holiday)
Year 7(2)   August (during summer holiday)
Year 8(1)   June
Year 8(2)   June
Year 9        May half term
Drama Department
GCSE students - various theatre visits at different times of the year
All year groups – various theatre visits at different times of the year
Year 9 Offstage Choices, Brighton Theatre Royal – November
Year 10/11 – New York – Easter
English Department
Year 8       visit to British Library - January
Year 11     Poetry Live – February
Visit to The Globe, London – July
Environmental Science
Year 7 & 8         Bug Fair & Kew Gardens – October
Years 7-9          South of England Show – June
Year 10             Dolawen/Oxford – March
Year 10             Local fieldwork – June
Year 10/11        Sewers visit - May
Year 11             Environmental Science local fieldwork – September
Mixed Years     (Eco Club) – Heritage Festival – June
Form Trips
Various Form Trips at different times of the year, e.g.
Ice skating
Lazer Zone
Thorpe Park
Go Karting
Year 11          Cuckmere fieldtrip – September
Year 11          Iceland – October half term
Years 10/11  Geography Lectures – various dates
Year 10          An Urban Development – February
Year 9            Plumpton visit – March
Year 10          Coasts fieldtrip – April
Year 10           Water Management fieldtrip – July
Year 7             Preston Park visit – July
Year 8             South Downs Walk – July
Health & Social Care
Year 11 visit to Nursing Home – March
History Department
Year 7     Lewes Castle – November
Year 7     Weald & Downland Museum – July
Year 8     Hampton Court – October
Year 9     Ypres visit – February
Year 9     Mass Observation visit – Sussex University – February
Year 10   Imperial War Museum – November
Year 10   Holocaust Talk – Sussex University
Year 11   Cabinet War Rooms – November
Year 11    trip to Berlin – Easter
Information Technology
Year 7 Drusillas visit including I.T. workshop – July
Languages Department
Year 7      French Exchange – May
Year 9      Spanish Exchange – May
Year 9      Comenius visit to Le Havre - May
Leisure & Tourism Department
Various local visits, e.g. Virgin Active Leisure Centre, Amex Stadium, Brighton Wheel, Town Centre, Library, MyHotel.
Year 10 Thorpe Park – June
Maths Department
Year 8/9 UK Team Maths Challenge
Year 10 A/S Taking Maths Further -Sussex Uni –September
Year 10 local trips to collect data
Year 11 (with Science) – visit to Paris – October half term
Media Studies & Film Studies
Year 11 Film Studies – various locations – September/October
Year 11 Media Studies Duke of Yorks/Komedia cinema trips
Year 11 St John’s College Oxford - November
Various D of E expeditions
Various field trips during lessons
Mixed years theatre trip/Covent Garden – December
Year 10 visit to Ghana – February half term and Easter
Mixed year Ski trip – Easter (alternate years)
Year 10 Spain trip to Calella – Easter
Brighton Festival Children’s Parade – May
Year 8 Italy trip to Lido di Jesolo – May half term
Year 11 Prom – end of June
Various trips during Activities Week – July
Music Department
Year 10/11 Glyndebourne performance – October
P.E. Department
Years 9/10 Rugby tour to South Africa (first visit this year) – Easter
Year 11 Dance Conference - November
Sports Captains’ celebration meal – April
Netball tour to Dolawen
Football trips to Dolawen
Mixed years – girls’ end of season meal at Donatello’s – June
Mixed years – various trips to professional football matches
Religious Studies
Lower School: Bhaktivedanta Hare Krishna Temple – June
Science Department
Year 7           Science Museum – July
Year 7           Natural History Museum - April
Year 8           Christmas Lectures in London – December
Year 9           Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - May
Year 9           Royal Observatory/Maritime Museum – May
Year 10/11   Science ‘Live’ at Dominion Theatre - February
Year 10/11   Astronomy Club – Sussex University – various dates
Year 11        (with Maths) – visit to Paris – October half term
For further information please contact:
Ann Eke - School Trips Coordinator
T: 01273 852213 or Email:

   Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ          Tel: 01273 852222         Fax: 01273 852310        Email: