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We are very lucky at Blatchington Mill to have a group of staff who are prepared to give above and beyond the classroom requirements. Taking students out on trips takes a lot of organising and can be an exhausting as well as rewarding experience. Staff do not get paid any extra for taking students on trips and often give up their own free time to do so.

We believe that many students learn and develop even further as a result of our trips extra-curricular programme and it is because of this ethos (and the staff) that we are able to offer so many exciting and varied experiences for our students.


Thanks go to the staff for being prepared to go the extra mile – and to the students for making each of our trips so good.

School trip payments can be made via the SIMS Pay website.

As well as local visits, we have strong links with foreign cities. Past trips have included Brazil, New York, and Borneo. More recently we have offered regular trips to Europe to enhance our students' studies in all subject areas, including Modern Languages, Food Technology and History.

Many day trips are also offered throughout the school year. These may cover areas such as those listed below;

Information pertaining to annually run residential and overseas trips, including approximate costs, are available below. Please be aware that these trips are run entirely on the goodwill of staff and while we recognise their importance as part of the curriculum, there is no guarantee that they will available every year.


Year Groups invited


Approximate Cost

St Omer, France

Year 8 French students

French and History

Approx £500

Cantabria, Spain

Year 9 Spanish students

Spanish, Art, Food

Approx £650

Various, Europe

Years 8 - 10 at time of trip


Approx £1100

Duke of Edinburgh 

Year 9 & 10 (Bronze & Silver respectively)

Outdoor education; expedition

Approx £125 for expedition & DofE fee


Our full trips policy is available on our Policies page.

Financial Assistance

We reduce the costs of all trips for Pupil Premium students.

There are three sources of possible financial assistance for school trips.