School trips and visits will be used to enhance the learning process for children by giving them the opportunity to:

  • introduce a subject new to the children
  • to introduce new vocabulary and develop language skills
  • gain first hand experience of a subject already broached
  • reinforce ideas and concepts already initiated
  • extend the idea of group participation and raising the social awareness of pupils by expecting and demanding the highest level of behaviour
  • promote the good image of the school

Taking pupils on residential trips helps to promote independence and confidence. The school currently has 3 residential trips organised:

  • Kingswood Activity Centre - Grantham
  • NST – London
  • Old School House – Robin Hood’s Bay

The school strives to provide strong value for money in this area and always works with the travel companies to gain the best deals. We aspire to have all pupils attend (at least once) a residential trip before they finish their primary career.

Castledyke uses the Local Authority recommended risk assessments, procedures and documentation for all visits.