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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Trips Summary

Below is a summary of the main trips and events we usually offer throughout the year.  Please note that not all trips are run every year, and are subject to change.  For more information about trips or off-site activities, please email Mrs Greatrex on 

Trip / Event

Time of Year

KS3 Carol Service

Late Nov or early Dec

Y7 Warwick Castle Sleepover

Activities Day (July)

Y8 Normandy PGL Trip

Activities Day (July)

Y8 Rotary Club Technology Tournament


Y9 Holland Trip Activities Day (July)

Y9 Tirabad (GCSE PE) Trip


Y9 Kew Gardens (Art & Photography GCSE)

Activities Day (July)

Y9 London Zoo

Activities Day (Oct)

Y9 Thorpe Park

Activities Day (July)

Y9/10 Tall Ships Youth Challenge


Y9 Leadership events (leaders helping at Primary Sports Days, swimming galas, Leadership Day at Robert Piggott Jnr School)

Various events throughout the year

Y10 Ski Trip – Austria

Easter holidays

Y10 Dinton Activity Centre

Activities Day (July)

Y10 French Exchange

Feb / March

Y10 Spanish Exchange


Y10/11 China Exchange Oct half-term – every 2yrs. Chinese return following July

Y10/11 German Exchange

Autumn Term – every 2yrs

Y11/12 Iceland

Oct half-term – every 2yrs

Y12/13 Ski Trip – USA

February half term

6th Form French Exchange

Feb / March

Y12 Safe Drive Stay Alive event


Y12 University Visits


Y12 Spanish Conversation Exchange (Reading)


Y12 Slapton Ley


A-Level Revision Conferences ( Media, Psychology, English, Theatre Studies, Business, Science)

Various events

ISSP Events (masterclasses, workshops, STEM Day, Languages at Work Day)

Various events

Y12 Battlefields

Activities Day (July)

Y12 Auschwitz Project

Spring Term

Drama / English Lit trips

Various events

The Wheeler Programme - ISSP

5-year programme

Maths trips (Taking Maths Further, Maths Feast, Team Maths Challenge, Girls’ Maths Conference)

Various events

Computing trips (National Museum of Computing, Digigirlz, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, Firebrand)

Various events

Berkshire Maestros massed choir events (e.g. Royal Albert Hall)

Various events


In-school events throughout the year

  • Jazz Day
  • Spring Concert
  • Christmas Rock Concert
  • Art Exhibitions
  • DT Exhibition
  • School Production
  • Globe Players performances
  • external speakers / performances
  • Year 11 Celebration Ball
  • Year 13 Celebration Evening
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language certified course – Years 12 and 13)
  • Year 5 Languages Day (for local Year 5 Primary students)
  • Year 6 Chinese Mandarin Taster Day (by invitation only)