At King’s Ely, there really is something for everyone. Lessons learnt outside the classroom are every bit as important as those within and as such we aim to offer as wide a range as possible of trips and expeditions, both during term-time and in the holidays. In Summer 2016, we received a Commendation for our educational visits at the national Education Business Awards.

Term-time curriculum-based trips include the Holocaust Centre in Newark, art galleries, theatres and field study centres, the Norfolk coast, the 2012 Olympic site, RSPB Lakenheath, and the WW1 battlefields of France and Belgium, to name a few. Boarders enjoy outings to such places as Warwick Castle, Peterborough ice rink, the German markets in Birmingham and Alton Towers. The Ely Scheme runs a huge number of expeditions at home and abroad for kayakers, canoeists, hikers and climbers.

During the holidays, departments including Languages and Sport arrange regular visits overseas, and there is usually at least one major trip every summer, such as a cultural visit to Iceland or China.