Trips information

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Every year, there are approximately 140 trips and expeditions for boys to enjoy. In this section, you can find the dates for trips, additional information about some of our upcoming trips, and other useful information.

Dates for trips

The school operates a broad range of trips, from hill walking days in Shropshire to expeditions abroad. Our provisional trips programme for the 2023-24 academic year is displayed below. More trips will be added as the year goes on.

Please note that the list of trips may change and the cost of a trip is not fixed until the letter is sent out about it. It is possible that a few trips will be added to, or removed from, the list but we hope that this list will help parents in making decisions about trips in which they would like their sons to take part.

Date Purpose / DestinationYears Cost Staff
1-OctCycling – WombourneShellsFreeCDB
2-OctLondon day tripShells£46.00PKH
9-OctLondon day tripShells£46.00PKH
13-OctCastleton – Multi-activity Shells£22.00CDB
15-OctThe Long Mynd – HillwalkingFourths, Fifths£20.00IJC 
19-Oct Camp Hill School – ConferenceFourths, Divs£10.00AP 
26-OctNorth Wales – Multi-activity UMs £235.00CDB
30-OctNorway – Geography tour Rems, UMs, Fourths, Fifths, Divs £1000JPS 
2-NovYorkshire – CavingRems £235CDB 
19-NovShropshire – Hillwalking Shells£20CDB
19-NovCannock Chase – Mountain bikingFourths, Fifths£75IJC 
3-DecMoseley – Indoor rock climbingFourths, Fifths£15IJC
8-DecBirmingham Rep TheatreShells£25MJB
15-DecNorth Wales – Multi-activityRems£240CDB
12-JanYorkshire – CavingUMs£240CDB
10-FebFinland – Lapland Rems, UMs, Fourths£1650CDB
19-FebWales – Literacy EnrichmentShells, Rems, UMs£450JWB
23-FebPioneer Centre, Cleobury Mortimer Rems, UMs, Fourths, Fifths, Divs, SixthsTBCMDL
14-MarLeicester, Curve Theatre – GCSE theatre tripFourths, Fifths £30 (TBC) GMM
14-MarPreston – Cadet Adventurous Training Fourths, Fifths, Divs, Sixths– JB 
15-Mar Hadrian’s Wall UMs, Fourths£250 DAJ
23-MarWest Indies – Cricket tour Divs£3250LMR
23-MarCanada – Skiing Rems, UMs, Fourths, Fifths, Divs £2000IJC 
7-AprHamburg – German Language Exchange Fourths£485DNC
9-AprBarnt Green – CyclingUMs, Fourths FreeCDB
14-AprBarnt Green – Cycling Shells, Rems FreeCDB
8-MayDevon – Biology Field Course Divs£250HAF
20-MayLake District – Rems WeekRems£415CDB
27-May Peak District – Climbing and Abseiling Shells£245CDB
10-JunBeaudesert – Shells CampShells£220CDB
4-JulRhineland – German Exchange UMs£795DNC
5-JulYorkshire – Caving and Walking Shells£240CDB
6-JulGozo – Scuba Diving Divs, Sixths£1650ish DHR 
18-JulDenmark and Germany – CyclingShells, Rems, UMs, Fourths, Fifths, Divs, Sixths£1550CDB
2-AugFrance – Mult-activityUMs£1550CDB

Make a payment

When a trip becomes available we will e-mail parents in the year group(s) who the trip is for. Not all trips are available at the start of the school year – some are launched later on.

The best way to pay for a trip is at www.schoolgateway.com. All parents receive log on details for this when their sons join the school. You can pay by debit or credit card. We encourage debit cards since they cost us slightly less to process; however there is no charge to parents.

If you struggle with the gateway please contact the finance office and we will help. However, we are not able to accept cash payments.

Sending payment (or for trips abroad, the deposit) for a trip is not a guarantee of a place – some trips are oversubscribed, and in the event that we cannot find a place for your son, we will return your deposit.

Outdoor shop discounts

All King Edward’s pupils and staff get 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoors shops. For details, please visit Firefly (all boys have a username and password) and go to Trips > Outdoor Shop Discounts.

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