The College encourages a wide range of trips, both subject-based and co-curricular, which take place regularly throughout the year.

Biology and Geography field trips are integral parts of those courses and pupils have visited a variety of locations both in the UK and abroad. Subjects such as Business Studies, Film Studies, Art, History of Art, Economics, Politics, Classics, History and Modern Languages all offer regular trips; some are specialised and aimed at particular year groups whilst others are open to all ages. Destinations have included South Africa, the USA, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Boys' hockey on tour in Malaysia
Music scholars Holly and Tom visit the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany

The College’s sports teams also tour regularly to locations as varied as Sri Lanka, Barbados and Malaysia. In addition, pupils who participate in both the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes habitually enjoy the opportunity to test their mettle in locations such as Cornwall, Norway and Bavaria among others.

Usually, there is also an annual trekking expedition. Bradfield groups have climbed Ras Dashen, the highest mountain in Ethiopia, ascended to 18,000 feet on Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador and have completed some very demanding treks in the High Atlas mountains and some remote regions of the Carpathians to name just a few examples.

2023-24 Weekend Trips

14 JanuaryShopping Excursion to Oxford
10 MarchGravity Force
12 MayFilm Afternoon
11 JunePicnic at Bradfield

The College is a busy place during the week where each pupil will find themselves active in so many areas. For many, the weekends are busy with sports fixtures and activities as well as rest. For those who do find themselves in College at the weekends there are a plethora of pursuits to follow with the Swimming Pool, Music School, Sports Centre, Arts School and Design Centre all open at times during the weekend.

In addition, the College provides an opportunity for pupils to get out and about to experience what the area has to offer, as well as trips organised within Houses to pop out to the local shops and leisure facilities on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.