Outings & Trips

Each class normally goes on at least one excursion each term; these excursions are planned in conjunction with the curriculum to supplement and extend class work and excite the boys’ interest. They may include visits to museums, galleries and historic sites. The cost of excursions is added to the next term’s invoice. All parents are required to sign an indemnity at the start of the school year giving permission for their son to go on school excursions throughout the year and for staff to act as in loco parentis in terms of emergency medical treatment being required. Full contact details of parents are taken on all trips.

Parents may login and download these forms from the 'Parent Forms' webpage.


Residential Trips

Staying away from home for a few days is a wonderful way of developing skills of independence, communication and teamwork. The trips offered by Donhead are designed to offer new challenges, develop self-confidence and personal responsibility and to provide the opportunity for the boys to spend time with their friends.

The following residential trips usually take place each year:

  • Elements (Year 6) Rugby Tour to Ireland in October.
  • A visit to France for Elements (Year 6) in the summer term.
  • An Outward Bound Course at the Kingswood Activity Centre for Prep (Year 5) in the summer term.

For details about an individual residential trip parents can login to the Parent Portal or check the 'Letters from School' webpage for the latest information sent home by Donhead.