The Governing Body of St Michael's CE High School has adopted the Lancashire Educational Visits Policy for the management of all school visits.

Lancashire County Council Educational Visits Policy 2022-25

St Michael’s pupils enjoy a wide range of educational visits both within the Curriculum (see Christian Values Enrichment Days) and outside of the Curriculum, as optional school holidays. We believe these are incredibly valuable, not only to enhance the learning which takes place in the classroom but also for developing confidence, team building and independence.

Below is a table explaining where and when these trips usually take place, for which pupils and costs and the aims of each experience. Please note that these school educational visits are run at the discretion of the organising teachers.


Location of trip

Dates (duration)

Pupils selected in…

Available to Years…


(subject to annual change)

Teacher responsible

Other information (itinerary)


London West End theatre trip


October half term 2024

May 2024


approx £275

Miss Forrest

Two day trip to see West End performance, morning in Covent Garden, Harry Potter studios.

AIMS: For pupils interested in Drama and the theatre to have a London experience and visit the Harry Potter studios.








Paris and Bruges


Sat 25 May – Wed 29 May 2024


October 2024


Approx. £600

Mr Topping

Ferry to Calais, half a day in Bruges, full day in Paris, day at Disneyland, overnight travel to Chorley through the Channel tunnel. Hotel accommodation.

AIMS: For pupils to visit Paris and have the opportunity to practise their French and learn about the history and culture.




Sat 25 May – Thurs 30 May 2024

October 2024


Approx £600

Mr Hooley

Ferry to Calais, half a day in Bruges, hotel accommodation in Moselle region. Visit to Cologne, Cologne Zoo, Phantasialand Theme Park, overnight return travel through Channel Tunnel.

AIMS: For pupils to have an opportunity to practise their German whilst experiencing the culture of Germany.








Berlin, Krakow, Dresden


October half term 2024

(18- 27 Oct)

March 2022


Approx. £900

Mr Kirkpatrick

Overnight ferry to Rotterdam, three days in Berlin, two nights in Krakow, visit to Auschwitz, two nights in Dresden, overnight ferry Rotterdam-Hull.

AIMS: For pupils interested in History and Languages to explore various sites of WW1, WW2 and the Cold War, visiting a concentration camp, listening to a survivor of the Holocaust and various museums in Berlin.








Ski trip –

(locations vary each year- biennial)

Easter holidays 2026



10/11 but selected in 9/10

Approx £1,500


Ski trip

AIMS: For pupils to have a skiing experience.








Duke of Edinburgh expeditions

Pupils in Years 9 take part in Curriculum Enrichment which enables them to complete the DofE Award.  Pupils in Year 9 (2023-24) will take part in the expedition in either July 18th and 19th or September 26th and 27th.

The cost is £65.









July 20th – Aug 4th 2024

July 2023

10/11 but selected in 9/10

Approx £2,300

Mrs Hooley / Simon Corner

St Michael’s have been raising funds to build a toilet block at a school in Lusaka. Pupils applied for places and 15 were selected.

AIMS: For St Michael’s to support an overseas project.









18th – 22nd Feb 2025

July 2023

10/11 but selected in 9/10

Approx £1,000

Geography staff

Pupils have the chance to experience the fascinating geography of Iceland.

AIMS: For pupils to experience the ‘awe and wonder’ of the geography of Iceland.