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Trips and visits

Harrogate Grammar School recognises the enormous benefit to students of educational visits and pleasingly visits are now returning to normal following the COVID pandemic. Educational visits provide the opportunity to be challenged intellectually, physically, socially, morally and culturally. The skills and experiences that students develop remain with them for life. The range of visits available to students at Harrogate Grammar School is second to none. Annually there are usually approximately 100 visits, 10% of these are outside the UK and 20% are residential visits.

In addition to residential and overseas visits there are many day visits. For example; theatre visits, Harlow Carr Gardens, DNA technology workshops, Maths competitions, literacy competitions and many more. During July there is the annual rewards trip to a theme park to celebrate the high standards of behaviour during the previous school year.

Safety on educational visits

The safety of students and staff on educational visits is paramount. Most visits take place without incident, and to support this they are planned and delivered using good and safe practice.

Charging for educational visits

Under the terms of the Educational reform Act 1988, Harrogate Grammar School are not allowed to make a charge for any educational visit, but we are permitted to ask for voluntary contributions. No student will be excluded if his or her parents do not make a contribution, but if insufficient voluntary contributions are received, then regrettably, the visit would not go ahead.

Harrogate Grammar School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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