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 children's 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.

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 children 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 for the latest information sent home by Donhead.


Donhead offers a wide range of organised extra-curricular clubs and activities, including before school, lunchtime and after school clubs. Some of these are:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Fencing Club
  • French Club
  • Football Club
  • Golf Club
  • Judo Club
  • Latin Language Club
  • Mini-Engineers Lego Club
  • Photography Club
  • Rugby Practice
  • STEM Club
  • Table Tennis Club
  • Tennis Club
  • Touchtyping Club

Club Details for Parents

If you have any queries regarding the extra-curricular activities, please contact the Bursar's Office at