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Off-site activities

Off-Site Activities

Some of our planned activities take place off site.  These are fully risk-assessed and compliant with safety and safeguarding procedures as is any out of school visit. The only difference is that we will not inform you on a weekly basis about an activity that happens regularly, although you will receive information at the start of the programme.


Pupils are always accompanied by school staff in addition to any staff at venues so that they feel secure and confident.


Activities include:

  • Swimming lessons – for all of Lower1, Lower2 and Lower3; also Upper 1.
  • Outdoor education at Whickham Thorns – providing challenging and exciting activities for KS4
  • College taster visits and link courses in KS4 – at Derwentside, New College and Houghall.
  • Work experience for KS4 (not all year)