trips and visits

Darrick Wood School recognises that the participation of children and young people in a wide range of trips, visits and educational experiences is important in promoting learning and development. We view school trips and visits as a very important part of the rich provision of education both supplementing the academic programme and broadening the out of school activity provision. Each year the School will arrange a number of activities that take place off the school site and/or out of school hours. These support the aims of the School to give opportunities to children to extend their learning beyond the classroom and it enhances DWS Life Skills development.

As a result, we believe that educational trips and visits at Darrick Wood School play a hugely significant role in the education and development of our students. They can contribute significantly to the development of cross curricular skills and to personal and social education through the use of problem-solving methods and approaches and through encouraging responsibility, self-confidence and self-reliance.

Some recent and upcoming trips and visits include:

  • Day trips to Tower Hamlets and King’s Cross for Sixth Form geographers to consider the urban environment and changing city dynamics
  • An evening trip to London for Dance students to see Mary Poppins
  • A day trip to Pinewood Studios for Film Studies students
  • A trip to the Sylvia Theatre for Drama students
  • A trip to the Globe Theatre for students in the Deaf Centre
  • A visit to France and Belgium for Year 9 students to see the Battlefields
  • Expeditions to the Peak District and Brecon Beacons for Gold Duke of Edinburgh students
  • An expedition to Kenya
  • A summer residential visit to Sayers Croft for Year 8 students
  • Christmas Market Trip to Cologne for Year 11
  • Black Forest, Germany for Year 8

In order to support outdoor learning and interaction with our local, natural environment, Darrick Wood School also has an Extended Learning Area. This can be seen in the map.


Darrick Wood School
Lovibonds Avenue,
Kent, BR6 8ER

01689 850271