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:


Year 11 GCSE trip to An Inspector Calls

Trip date is 10 October 2018

On Wednesday 10th October we will be running a trip to the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre to see ‘An Inspector Calls’, the famous Stephen Daldry production, originally staged by the National Theatre. This is an essential trip for Year 11 GCSE students as it is the production they will review in their final written examination in the summer. A Level students should also attend as they must analyse and evaluate several examples of live theatre within their coursework and written examinations.

The performance begins at 7.30 pm and the coach will depart from school at 6.30 pm returning at approximately 9.45pm. The play has a running time of 1 hour 45 minutes, with no interval. If they are staying after school, students can bring with them a packed tea and all students should bring a mobile phone so that we can inform you of a more precise time of arrival as we journey home. Students will be expected to be in school on time the following day.

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Year 12 & Year 13 Trip to Othello

Consent form & payment Trip date is 16 October 2018
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Year 11 GCSE trip to The Unreturning and The Lovely Bones

Trip date is 31 October 2018

On Wednesday 31st October the Drama department is running a trip to Birmingham to see two productions. The first is a matinee performance of ‘The Unreturning’, a new production by acclaimed physical theatre company Frantic Assembly, about young soldiers in the aftermath of conflicts. In the evening we will see ‘The Lovely Bones’ at Birmingham Rep, a stage adaptation of the popular novel. In between the two performances, the students will have the opportunity to go for an early dinner at a restaurant. This is an essential trip for A Level students as they must analyse and evaluate several examples of live theatre within their coursework and written examinations. We are also inviting some of our highly able GCSE students as a way of broadening their experiences of Drama and preparing those interested in studying Drama at A Level.

We will leave school at the start of early lunch (11.40am) so all students should bring with them a packed lunch and a mobile phone so that we can inform you of a more precise time of arrival as we journey home. Our estimated time of return will be 10 pm. Students should bring money for dinner, or a packed tea if they would prefer. Students will be expected to be in school on time the following day.

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Blood Brothers Trip to Oxford

Trip date is 26 November 2018 Leaving school at 6.00 pm, returning 11 pm
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Year 7 Trip to Peter Pan

Trip date is 12 December 2018


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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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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.
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