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Educational Visits

At The Bolsover School we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which include an annual program of educational visits.

The program will include a number of overseas visits. In the past groups have travelled to destinations such as Italy for snow sports, Austria for adventurous activities, Toronto, New York, France, Krakow and Germany.  Additionally, visits take place throughout the year linked to the curriculum, including a residential visit to London focussed on the arts, theatre visits, many careers linked visits and lots more!

Some visits are open to all students, with others being limited to certain subjects, classes or year groups, depending on the objectives of the visit.  In most cases however, they are filled on a first come, first served basis.  Please can we therefore ask that if you are interested in a particular visit, you secure a place as soon as possible.

When planning our residential visits, we always consider value for money and try to allow as much time as possible for parents to pay the cost, and help by putting a payment plan in place.

As with all activities in school, exemplary behaviour is expected from our student when representing the school on an educational visit, along with an excellent attendance record at all times.  Should a student’s behaviour or attendance decline on the approach to an educational visit, the school reserves the right to withdraw that child from the visit. This will be explained in detail when a visit is launched and parents will be asked to sign an agreement to accept and agree to these conditions.  Similarly, if a student’s behaviour was deemed to be unacceptable whilst off site on an educational visit, parents/carers may be called to collect their child or to make arrangements for their return home. However, we are very proud to say that students from The Bolsover School generally behave impeccably when out of school on an activity. 

With all visits, the safety and welfare of our students is our priority and all visits are risk assessed and approved by the Local Authority beforehand, with well trained staff leading and supporting each visit. 

When your child joins the school, we will seek your authorisation to allow us to take your son/daughter on short visits during the school day within the local community but for all other visits, we will always seek your approval in advance of a visit taking place.

Regrettably, due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, a number of overseas residential and UK visits have been cancelled this year, with full refunds having been made to all participants. Due to the Government and Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance still stating that overseas residential visits should not take place, we will not be publishing a program of visits for 2021. UK and local visit are highly likely to take place at some point of the academic year 20/21 but no firm plans have been made at this stage.

We do hope however to launch a full and exciting program of visits for 2022 and details of these visits will be published once details have been confirmed.

General enquiries relating to educational visits should be made by contacting the School Business Manager on info@bolsover.derbyshire.sch.uk or by telephoning the school on 01246 822105.