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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 hope to offer throughout the year.  Please note that not all trips run every year, and are subject to change.  For more information about trips or off-site activities, please email Mrs Greatrex on 

Trip / Off-site Event Usual Time of Year
Austria Ski Trips – Year 8, Year 9 and Year 10 Spring term or Easter Holidays
USA / Canada Ski Trips – Year 12 and Year 13 February / March
KS3 Carol Service Late Nov or early Dec
Y7 Residential June
Y8 Residential Activities Day (July)
Y8 Rotary Club Technology Tournament December
Y9 Bronze DofE Expedition Spring term
Y9 Residential Activities Day (July)
Y9 Tirabad (GCSE PE) Trip January
Y9 Zoo Trip Activities Day (Oct)
Y9 Leadership events (leaders helping at Primary Sports Days, swimming galas, Leadership Day at Robert Piggott Jnr School) Various events throughout the year
Y10 Silver DofE Expedition Spring term
Y10 Tall Ships Youth Challenge June/July
Y10 French Exchange Feb / March
Y10 Spanish Exchange March
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
6th Form French Exchange Feb / March
Y12 Safe Drive Stay Alive event October / November
Y12 University Visits February
Y12 Spanish Conversation Exchange (Reading) Fortnightly throughout the year
Y12 or Y13 Slapton Ley A-level Geography Field Trip Usually January or October
A-Level Revision Conferences ( Media, Psychology, English, Theatre Studies, Business, Science) Various
Wellington College Student Alliance Events (masterclasses, workshops, STEM Day, Languages at Work Day) Various
Y12 Battlefields Activities Day (July)
Y12 Auschwitz Project Spring Term
Drama / English – theatre trips Various
The Wheeler Programme - ISSP 5-year programme
Maths trips (Taking Maths Further, Maths Feast, Team Maths Challenge, Girls’ Maths Conference) Various
Computing trips (National Museum of Computing, Digigirlz, Cisco, Oracle, Microsoft, Firebrand) Various
Music trips: (Berkshire Maestros massed choir events, local performance opportunities, etc)  Various


Other in-school curriculum enrichment events we aim to offer throughout the year include:

  • Jazz Day
  • Spring Concert
  • Christmas Rock Concert
  • Art Exhibitions
  • DT Exhibition
  • School Production
  • Globe Players performances
  • Visiting speakers / performers
  • Year 11 Celebration Ball (Prom)
  • 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)