Peak District Trip

Arrangements have been made for our Year 7 students to take part in a three days/two nights residential visit to the Peak District.  We hope that the information provided here will enable you to confirm that you wish your son/daughter to be included.  The intention is for all students to take part.

The trip is organised so that half the Year group will go away at the same time, accompanied by their form tutors, Head of Year and a Learning Mentor.  This will facilitate the building of trust and the strengthening of relationships within the tutor groups and will enable form tutors to get to know their students more quickly.

Research has shown that a sense of school belonging aids successful transition to secondary school.  This trip offers the ideal opportunity for our newest students to build self-confidence and fully prepare for secondary school life.

Prior to the visit, there will be an Information Evening which will provide final information on clothing requirements and rooming so that you and your child are fully prepared and any worries are put to rest.

Outline Programme

We have an exciting programme of activities planned for the students, including:

A day spent walking in the local area

A picnic and environmental project at Markeaton Park, Derby

A day at Drayton Manor

This popular theme park provides a wide range of activities and adventures to suit all tastes.  There are over 100 rides and attractions, as well as a 15 acre zoo.

An evening disco – dress to impress!

The Year 7 House Competition begins in earnest on the trip, with merits and prizes to be won.

Hartington Hall

Hartington Hall is a 17th Century manor house situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

The majority of rooms contain bunk beds and all students will sleep in single sex rooms. There are comfortable lounge areas, a games room and spacious grounds.

Breakfast and evening meals are freshly cooked each day and packed lunches are also provided.