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School Trips

Learning beyond the classroom...

We believe that educational visits are an integral part of the curriculum and learning experience for every child.

Appropriately planned visits enhance learning and improve attainment, and so form a key part of what makes Streatham Wells Primary School a supportive and effective learning environment. The benefits to pupils of taking part in visits and leaning outside the classroom include, but are not limited to: 

  • Improvements in their ability to copewith change.
  • Increased critical curiosity andresilience.
  • Opportunities for meaning making,creativity, developing learning relationships and practising strategicawareness. 
  • Improved achievement and attainmentacross a range of subjects. Pupils are active participants not passiveconsumers, and a wide range of learning styles can flourish. 
  • Enhanced opportunities for real worldlearning in context and the development of social and emotional aspects ofintelligence. 
  • Increased risk management skillsthrough opportunities for involvement in practical risk-benefit decisions in arange of contexts. 
  • Greater sense of personalresponsibility. 
  • Possibilities for genuine teamworking including enhanced communication skills. 
  • Improved environmental appreciation,knowledge, awareness and understanding of a variety of environments. 
  • Improved awareness and knowledge ofthe importance and practices of sustainability. 
  • Physical skill acquisition and thedevelopment of a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Our priorities at Streatham Wells is to ensure that all visits are safe, educational and enjoyable! 


We aim to notify parents of trips at least two weeks in advance. As much as is possible trip dates will be available at the start of the academic year and be included in the termly newsletters. We aim to make our school trips as affordable as we can as we want them to be accessible to all. If you have concerns about your ability to pay for a school trip, speak to your class teacher, a member of the office team or a member of the leadership team and we will find a way to help.


We will often ask for parent volunteers to help support us with trips. You can express interest by letting the office know, they will then confirm if your help will be required or not.