Trips and Expeditions

At Bede’s we believe that what happens outside the classroom can be just as important as what happens within it.

Academic Trips

Bede’s offers a range of curriculum-based trips across the different year groups and subjects. This may involve field trips to Nettlecombe Court, Exmoor in Biology, visits to The Globe or Old Vic for Drama or English, the National Gallery for Art, Theatre Royal Brighton for MFL, and Churchill War Rooms in History and even a first year Science trip to Thorpe Park to explore the physics of the rollercoaster!

Sometimes these trips may be international, and in recent years our Geographers have visited volcanoes in Iceland and our Historians have visited Washington DC. We have also recently run an expedition and community volunteering trip to Nepal, and a wildlife conservation trip in the South African bush.

Sports Trips

The sports trips offered each year vary but often take the form of pre-season training sessions ahead of the start of the season. 

In the last couple of years our Girls Hockey team travelled to Amsterdam for pre-season training; our Football Team kicked off the 2018 season with a trip to Madrid where they and will take a mid-season trip to Lisbon in 2019 and our cricketers spent a week during Easter in Cape Town preparing for their season. 

Each trip is designed to allow teams to re-group and build as a unit and to improve fitness, practice skills and discuss tactics ahead of the season’s fixtures programme starting. 

The School usually offers at least one international skiing trip which either takes the form of a recreational break for ski enthusiasts or a trip focussed around a particular skiing competition for those at competition level.