Trips and Visits

At Sandbach High School & Sixth Form College we believe that trips and visits (Learning Outside the Classroom) are an essential aspect of school life enriching the classroom experience and developing social and life skills.

From the very first Year 7 residential visit to Bushcraft, to Worldwide Sixth Form expeditions, we are proud to offer a wide and varied catalogue of experiences.

These may take the form of curriculum based residential visits, such as those to Poland or Snowdonia, day trips, for example The Globe Theatre or local English Castles, or whole year group trips to Chester Zoo and Blists Hill Mining Museum. Add to these experiences such as language exchanges, skiing holidays, water sports holidays and music tours, the opportunities are endless.

We are a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme meaning that our staff are fully trained in running the awards and leading outdoor expeditions (holding Basic Expedition Leader and Mountain Leader qualifications). All training is done in house keeping costs to a minimum.  Across 2015 and 2016, over 200 students achieved the Bronze Award and over 50 made the trip to Buckingham Palace to receive their Gold Award – an amazing achievement.

In the 2015-2016 academic year we ran 158 trips or visits of which 8 were overseas, 29 were residential and 30 were adventurous. The benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom should not be overlooked and it is our aim to ensure that as many students as possible have access to those experiences, regardless of any disadvantage.

Our staff take great pride in accompanying our students on trips with many giving generously of their free time to introduce them to life experiences such as skiing or The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There is nothing more rewarding than inspiring students to achieve something they may never have dreamed of doing.  One member of the D of E team climbed Snowdon in the summer only to meet a Sixth Form student en route who had been inspired by her Gold Award expedition that summer.

Health and safety is a significant factor in all of our LOtC experiences. All our trips are fully risk assessed ensuring compliance with national guidelines and are covered by our School Insurance (details below).  Residential and adventurous trips are subject to approval by the Local Authority.

Details of trips and visits are notified via letter with copies available below.

pdfSchool Trip Travel Insurance Policy

Ski Trip 2017

pdfSki Launch Letter 2017

pdfski letter APRICA reminder 2017


pdfSki letter Aprica-shared-hotel


Ski Trip 2018

pdfSki Launch Letter Aprica 2018

pdfski letter APRICA ACCEPTANCE 2018



pdfAosta Ardeche 2017 launch

pdfAosta Ardeche Place Confirmed Letter 2017

pdfAosta Ardeche Update Reminder 2017



Sorrento, Italy 2017 Geography & Classics Trip

pdfSorrento 2017 launch (002)

pdfSorrento Place Confirmed Letter 2017

pdfSorrento payment reminder

pdfSorrento Payment Reminder 2

pdfSorrento Place Confirmed Letter 2017

pdfSorrento Payment Reminder 3

pdfSorrento Departure Letter


pdfSorrento Kit List

pdfSorrento 2017 Price Change

pdfForm C Sorrento 2017


Geography Alternative Technology Residential

pdfGeography alternative technology residential letter Y9 2016

 pdfGeography Centre for Alternative Technology Confirmed Letter 2017


pdfCAT kit and final

pdfFORM C Llanberis 2016

pdfLlanberis Field Trip 2016asl

STEM Sisters trip to Houston, Texas February 2018

pdfSTEM Sisters Houston, Texas letter

Tudor Trail 2017

pdfTudor Trail letter 2017

Arnside GCSE Field Trip 2017

pdfArnside GCSE Field Trip Launch Letter 2017

pdfForm C Arnside 2017

pdfArnside Kit List

Cala Llevado 2018


pdfCala Llevado Watersports Place Confirmed Letter 2018