School Trips

Click on the pictures further down the page to see full slide shows of trips

Pupils experience a broad curriculum throughout their time at school. (Ofsted 2018)


In Reception we will take a trip to Wilderness Wood in the Spring term and to the rockpools in Rottingdean in the Summer term.

Years 1 and 2

Years 1 and 2 take their trips together. Trips are connected to the two year topic cycle and include a trip to Lewes Castle where we rescued a princess … .

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 take their trips together. Trips are connected to the two year topic cycle and include

  • a trip to Preston Manor – our Year 4 link governor joined us for the trip and says:  “Congratulations to the pupils of year 4 along with the Teachers and helpers, who all without exception entered into the spirit of the occasion by dressing up in Victorian attire.The programme for the day’s visit was centered around the children applying for domestic work in the Manor….  They learned how to set out and lay in the correct order a dining table, make strawberry tarts (which they later took back to school to cook and eat), make the beds, blacken the fire hearth and clean the carpets using dried tea leaves. Down in the basement they were put work and shown how to wash the clothes, put them through a mangle and use various types of flat irons. The boys set about cleaning shoes and beating carpets.   The whole day was a great experience for the children, and I am pleased to say Year 4 were both very well behaved and a credit to their School.”
  • a trip to the Ashdown Forest Stone Age Experience

Years 5 and 6

Years 5 and 6 take their trips together. Trips are connected to the two year topic cycle and include a trip to Portsmouth Dockyard. In addition, Year 5 and Year 6 take part in separate residential visits – Year 5 to Sayers Croft for three days, and Year 6 to Blacklands Farm for five days.

Portsmouth Dockyard

On 15 November Year 5 and Year 6 spent the day at Portsmouth Harbour, touring the HMS Victory and taking part in an historical workshop. This trip was inspired by our Storms and Shipwrecks topic which we have been enjoying since September. On the day the children were invited on board the HMS Victory to explore the captains quarters and to learn about his life (and death) on board. The children then descended into the heart of the ship to learn about the everyday life of a gunner, cook, marine and doctor. During the workshop the experience was then taken a step further with the children dressing up as historical characters, including Tom Hardy the legendary captain of the Victory. They were then tasked with carrying out some of these people’s daily tasks including scrubbing the deck and drumming out the call to arms. It was lovely trip with the children learning much about life on board such a grand old ship and we all left with a greater appreciation of the life of a sailor.

Year 5 at Sayers Croft
Year 6 at Blacklands Farm
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard