School Trips

We believe that offering students a rounded educational experience involves more than just good lessons in the classroom. Each year Woodham Academy students have the opportunity to participate in trips to a variety of different cities, cultures and regions, whether heading to the bakeries of France, the theatres of London or the jungles of Thailand, the experiences students gain are a huge part of their development as individuals.

On this page we will put information about overnight trips as they are planned and offered to students. Be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of all the opportunities we offer - we run many trips to destinations closer to home throughout the year, and students will be informed of those by letter or email.

Due to the growth in pupil numbers at Woodham we have noticed an increased demand for places on School Trips. Therefore for each trip we invite parents to complete a form expressing their interest and will randomly allocate places to students. Those who are unsuccessful may be held on a reserve list should others drop out.

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Ski Trip 2023

Annual visit to Pila in the Italian Alps to take part in a five day course of snowsports, with professional tuition from Interski Coaches in skiing or snowboarding. Students also enjoy a range of lively après-ski activities.

If you are interested, please complete the expression of interest form below. Due to limited availability of places, students will be randomly selected from those interested. Closing Date for expressions of interest: 31/03/22

Students who are selected will be contacted regarding payment of deposits and further details shortly after the closing date.

Open to students currently in Years 7, 8 and 9
Date of Trip: 14 January 2023 - 21 January 2023
Lead Teacher: Mr D Morgans

France Trip 2023 

Annual study visit to the Opal Coast of N.E. France. Students will have the opportunity to use French in real-life situations and gain experience of the French way of life. They will complete a study project and take part in a number of excursions. We will be visiting Aqualud Water Park, Bagatelle Pleasure Park and Nausicaa Sea Life Centre, as well as the Beussent chocolate factory and a bakery (where we learn how to make pains au chocolat and croissants).

The expression of interest form for the France trip will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 23rd March and we hope to let students know on 28th March if they have been successful or not.


Open to students currently in Years 7 and 8
Dates of Visit: 10 July 2023 to 14 July 2023
Lead Teacher: Mr J Coley

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Tanzania 2023

For the first time in 2023 Woodham Academy are offering students the chance to experience Tanzania. This is a life-changing opportunity for students to explore Tanzania with expert guides, while developing their life skills, confidence and independence. We’re partnering with World Challenge to offer this 13-night trip, which complements school learning.

Applications are already open, so please visit our trip webpage for the sign-up link, itinerary, travel dates, Covid-secure booking terms and trip cost – examples of how past students have earned this themselves will be covered in the talk. 

Holly from World Challenge will host the 20-minute Zoom presentation on Wednesday 30th of March at 6pm. Please join the online presentation to ask any questions, or just listen in. The link to register for the Zoom presentation is on the website linked below.

This trip is open to students currently in Year 8 and 9.
Date of Trip: 24 July 2023
Lead Teacher: Miss S Aitken

London Trip 2023 

The Science Department is organising a study visit to London through Rayburn Tours.  This trip is open to our current Year 7 students.

Students will have the opportunity to see the sights of London through general sightseeing and also a boat cruise tour down the River Thames.  Sights will include The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey.  We will take a ride on the London Eye and enjoy a West End show.  There will also be a visit to the National History Museum and the Science Museum.


The expression of interest form for the London trip will close at 12 noon on Monday 4th April and we hope to let students know by Friday 8th April if they have been successful or not.


Open to students currently in Year 7
Dates of Visit: 7th July 2023 to 9th July 2023
Lead Teacher: Mrs N Jenkins

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