Trips and Visits


These are a special aspect of children’s learning which brings our vibrant curriculum to life and creates memories that last a life-time. Whenever it is possible, children will learn ‘in the field’ e.g. visiting a farm, the cathedral or local castle and museum. This helps bring our learning to life.

The school’s budget is used to support this part of school life and we are greatly helped by our PTA Friends of Southill School (FOSS) too. So, although we have to pass on the price of these trips to parents, we can keep them as low as possible and promote the success of learning outside the classroom. Please also see our Charging and Remissions page

We deliver high quality, exciting and safe experiences for our pupils and this can be achieved through a variety of day trips and residential trips throughout the year. Our consistent and rigorous planning of trips and visits ensures that our duty of care and safeguarding responsibilities to all staff and pupils are at the highest standard at all times.

By carefully planning our trips as part of our curriculum, we can support, enrich and extend teaching outside the classroom and provide opportunities for a broad and balanced approach to children’s learning and development.

Some of the trips we have enjoyed include

  • British Museum
  • Bristol Science Centre
  • Abbotsbury Children’s Farm
  • Thorncombe Wood
  • Southampton Titanic exhibition
  • Lorton Meadows
  • Poole Museum
  • New Barn Field Centre
  • Carey Camp (Y3 residential)
  • Leeson House (Y4 residential)
  • St Ives (Y5 residential)
  • Outdoor Adventure at Bude (Y6 residential)