The School prides itself on the multitude of trips, excursions and expeditions from Morocco to Iceland to China, as well as offering a focused foreign language exchange programme to Spain, France and Germany.  The fantastic selection of school trips is available at The Cotswold School for all year groups.

The range of annual trips can include:

Year 7 UK Residential
Battlefields Trip to France
New York, (every two years)
Aberystwyth Geography Fieldtrip
French Exchange
German Exchange
French Adventure
Ski Trip (every 2 years)
Iceland (every 2 years)
Osmington Bay Geography Fieldtrip
Cambodia (every 2 years)

Letters regarding individual trips are offered at assemblies and in tutor groups to any pupils interested in taking part.  From there, pupils take their letters home to discuss them with their parents/carers. The letter is also uploaded to this page.

An authorisation slip is signed by parents/carers and a security deposit is generally requested.  Parents/carers can then make regular payments via Parent Mail or by cheque.

Parents/carers are provided additional information via letter and are invited to attend an information evening at which health and safety issues are covered along with itineraries and accommodation, emergency contact details, what to pack and more!

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding school trips, these can be sent via the CONTACT US mail on the website or you can email:


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
RSC, Stratford upon Avon

Trip date is 17 January 2019

Your child will be joining us in Stratford to watch A Christmas Carol on Thursday 17th January. They can wear their own clothes and should bring food to enjoy on the coach. Please note, they will not be able to take food or bags into the theatre.

Students should arrive at school no later than 5.40 and will register in the school hall prior to boarding the coach. We will leave school at 6 pm, the performance is 2 hours and 26 mins including interval so we should be out of the theatre approx. 9.50 pm, returning to school at 10.50 pm. Students will contact parents on the way home to confirm arrival details.

Please note, students must return to school with the party and cannot be collected outside the theatre.


Berlin/Krakow Trip

Trip Information - Trip date is 16 to 22 February 2019 We will be flying to Berlin and spending 3 days in the capital city visiting a number of important historical sites such as The Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Museum, The Berlin Wall, Stasi Museum and Checkpoint Charlie. We will then travel on by coach to Krakow in Poland spending time in this beautiful medieval city including visiting the Schindler factory and Galicia Jewish Museum and hearing from a Holocaust survivor before spending a day visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. We will fly home to the UK from Krakow. In total, the trip will be 7 days/6 nights.

Ski Trip to Austria

Trip Information - Trip date is 16 to 22 February 2019 We will be travelling to the Salzburger Sportwelt Ski resort.

Year 12 & Year 13 Physics Trip to Cern

Information - Trip date is 15 March to 18 March 2019

As part of our expanding provision, we would like to harness the enthusiasm of students and conduct a trip to CERN in Geneva for students of Physics in Years 12 and 13 in March 2019. It will give the pupils the opportunity to see how physicists work on joint collaboration projects at the forefront of science and technology as well as taking in some European culture. The particle physics on show will link to a number of year 13 topics including, Atomic Structure and Nuclear Physics. Set in the centre of Geneva the Geneva Hostel is an excellent base for CERN as well as the Geneva parliament, the United Nations building and a number of science attractions.  The highlight of the trip would be the best part of a day spent at CERN and the surrounding installation. Further information can be found at

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Madrid Work Experience Trip

Information - Trip date is 6 to 11 April 2019
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Rheinland Trip

Information - Trip date is 23 to 27 May 2019
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Barcelona Trip

Trip date is 23 to 27 May 2019 PLEASE NOTE: This trip is now FULL.

Following on from many hugely successful trips to the beautiful city of Barcelona in recent years, we are heading to Barcelona next May, for
students of Spanish in Year 7 and Year 8. This will give participants the opportunity to practise their Spanish and learn about Spanish culture. We have already made a provisional booking at the Hotel Natura Park in Comaruga, a small town to the south of Barcelona. The town is an excellent base for outings to places such as the Sagrada Familia, the Nou Camp, Las Ramblas and the seaside town of Sitges are within easy reach.  The provisional booking is from Thursday, May 23 to Monday, 27 2019 which is at the beginning of the school’s half-term holiday. Please note: these are provisional dates, and are subject to change, depending on flight availability.

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Paris Trip

Information - Trip date is 5 to 8 July 2019
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Year 7/8 French Adventure Trip

Information - Trip date is 12 to 20 July 2019

As part of the school’s Enrichment week, we plan to take a group of 42 pupils from Year 7 and 8 to the Dordogne Adventure Centre in Meymac, France run by Club Correze, Acorn Adventure. This is the last week of the summer term.

Battlefields Trip

Information -Year 8 Trip date is 15 to 18 July 2019

The trip will take in the Somme battlefields and the Ypres salient and will include visits to the actual trenches used in the war, underground tunnels, many cemeteries and some fantastic museums.  We will also take part in the moving Menin Gate memorial service and see the Poperinge, “Shot at Dawn” memorial.  World War One is a major part of our Year 9 study, beginning in September, and is helpful to understanding GCSE history too so this trip is an excellent learning opportunity.  The trip is open to all students, even if they do not envisage studying History at GCSE, as it is such a worthwhile and enjoyable visit for all.

Iceland Trip

Information -Year 10 and Year 12 Trip date is 15 to 18 July 2019

The enthusiasm and interest of the students within a subject has impressed us so much that we have decided to organise another field study to Iceland (15th – 18th July 2019).  We ran the trip for several years with our first visit being in 2013; the visit has been such a success that we have decided to offer this amazing trip again, particularly for pupils with an interest in studying Geography to a higher level. The trip is a 4 day and 3-night visit and will involve visiting thermal springs, dormant volcanoes and the capital, Reykjavik amongst other wonders; we are using Rayburn tours, a well-established school travel company to organise the trip.

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