The Thomas Hardye School
"Knowledge and Truth"

Trips and Visits

Learning outside the classroom is an important part of all students’ education and we strive to offer frequent opportunities for student to participate throughout their time at Thomas Hardye School.

At Hardye’s we coordinate a wide range of trips and visits for students each year. These can include curriculum-based residential trips such as Geography trips to Iceland and Sicily, History trips to Paris and London and Science trips to London.

The Science and Geography departments take students on field trips for coursework and the English and Drama department run theatre trips and visits.

The school has an excellent Music department that organises regular extracurricular opportunities, and there is also a debate club, open to all, which competes nationally.

Many departments in the school organise for students to attend lectures and study sessions designed to support examination groups. In addition, we run activities of a more recreational nature such as an annual ski trip, expeditions as part of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, and a trip to Florida that takes place in the February half term for Year 11.

The PE department regularly take students to other schools to participate in sporting fixtures, and our extensive Combined Cadet Force go out frequently for manoeuvres and other related activities.

The school uses ParentPay as our preferred method of payment for school trips.

We use the Evolve platform to record trips and for risk assessment purposes, and all residential trip risk assessments are additionally checked by the council advisor.

Educational Trips and Visits Policy

Financial support

Students who receive Pupil Premium Funding receive support for many trips:

  • For compulsory education trips, 100% of the trip is funded by the school.
  • For non-compulsory educational trips, 25% of the trip is funded by the school.
  • For trips that are neither compulsory nor educational, there is no discount. However, parents whose children are on free school meals can apply to the school trip fund. The form to be completed and sent to THS finance department can be found here. These will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the finance department.

If your child does not receive Pupil Premium funding but you are experiencing hardship, please contact Rachel Glennie in the first instance for support.

Frequent Trips and Visits

Trip Department Location Year Group(s) Trip Lead Times
Iceland Geography 12 Ms Bramley October half term
Sicily Geography Various Ms Price May half term
Florida Science 11 Dr Rowe / Ms Campbell February half term
Ski Trip PE Various All All February half term
Biology Trip Science London - Kew Gardens and Museums 12 Mr Lewis July
Sailing Trip Science Various All Mr Richmond July