Trips & Visits
At Roundwood Park School we offer our students the opportunity to take part in a wide range of visits, field trips and excursions which support national curriculum studies and extra-curricular activities. Trips and visits include short day trips to places of interest as well as multi-day residential trips within the UK, Europe or even further afield.
There are numerous one day trips to theatres, museums, art galleries and places of special interest such as the Ironbridge museum in Shropshire, where students explore the origins of Britain’s Industrial Revolution, or the National Space Centre, which gives pupils the opportunity to meet inspirational scientists from the UK space sector. Our multi-day residential trips take students to places across the UK as well as further afield like Geneva (Switzerland) to see the CERN particle accelerator first-hand, Berlin (Germany) to attend a street art workshop or to Iceland for an in depth insight into the country’s geography and economy.
All trips offered by Roundwood Park School are optional and designed to either complement in-class learning or enhance personal development. Whilst many trips allow students to experience the practical application of theory studied, others support personal research (e.g. Geography, Art etc.), however, some are just for fun.
In the autumn term, our new year 7 students are encouraged to participate in an adventure activity trip which aims to develop their team skills and encourages students to build new friendship groups. At the end of the academic year, the whole school is engaged in special activities including day and residential trips as well as onsite project work.
Roundwood Park School runs a selection of extracurricular trips, such as day trips to a wide range of competitions, tournaments and matches, as well as residential trips such as our Netball Tour, a biennial Football Coaching Tour and our ever popular ski trip. These trips offer students the opportunity to build new skills or polish old ones whilst growing their independence.
The attached outline of planned trips gives an overview of the visits/trips we are planning to run this year (subject to change) and an estimate of associated costs. We hope that this will allow our parents to plan ahead and prioritise where appropriate. Please note that whilst some visits/trips are open to the entire school or specific year groups, others will be by invitation only.
All our trips are subject to availability and may be allocated on a first come, first served basis unless stated otherwise in the trip’s information letter. We have built strong relationships with a selection of local charities which may be able to assist those families experiencing financial hardship. Please refer to the information letters that are sent out with all our trips for further information.
For more information on any trips, please see below:
Telephone: 01582 765 344, select Option 3 or 4
School Website for Facebook or Twitter: #RPS_Trips
Emergency Contact and Medical Information
Roundwood Park School enables parents to manage all emergency contact and medical information for their children using Operoo. As a parent/ carer you will have received an email from Operoo requesting you to either complete or update care details, sharing these with Roundwood Park School. Please note that emergency contact and medical information must have been received by us if your son/daughter is planning on travelling on any day or residential trip.
We also use Operoo to manage a variety of forms and permissions, enabling parents to clearly see what permissions you have submitted and reducing the risk of information going astray.
If you have any questions regarding Operoo or would prefer not to use the system, please let us know by email and complete the form below.
Please note that you will have received an email notification if you are eligible for the trips below. If in doubt, please contact the trip leader or the Finance Office.