Residential Visits & Day Trips

Ravenscourt Park Preparatory School believes that experiences and growth for our pupils shouldn't be limited to the classroom. We strongly encourage our classes to engage in day trips and residential stays to not only build on and further their learning, but also give them experiences and memories they will have forever.


The benefits provided by residential visits cannot be underestimated. Residential trips give children opportunities to broaden their horizons, experience different cultures, learn to live together with friends outside the home environment and have a great deal of fun! As a school in West London, our residential trips to rural settings not only offer a vital change of environment, but allow children to experience a whole range of activities that can’t be replicated in the classroom.

Our Residential trips programme commences in Year 3 with a two-night stay at Sayers Croft, an outward-bounds centre in Surrey. Years 4, 5 and 6 venture further afield to Moorland Hall, experiencing the Devonshire countryside, visiting the Cornish coast with a rolling programme of challenging and stimulating outdoor activities, including caving, rock-climbing, gorge walking, mountain boarding and kayaking. We also organise a range of optional trips to enrich our curriculum. In recent years children in Years 5 and 6 have benefited from art, music and sports tours. Year 6 enjoy an annual ski trip to Spital am Pyhrn, Year 5 have the opportunity to go on a Sports Tour to Jersey and the RPPS Choir toured bi-annually, visiting Champagne in the summer of 2018. 

Day Trips

Our educational visits programme runs from Reception to Year 6, offering stimulating and exciting day trips to support the curriculum and learning going on inside the classroom. Every term each year group have at least one trip and some are lucky enough to have more and workshops in school too. Constantly evolving, our programme of educational visits is generally linked to topics covered in the curriculum but often takes advantage of unique opportunities. Typically over the different year groups, children will visit different places of worship, go the theatre, Barnes Wetlands Centre to enrich the geography curriculum, art galleries to inspire budding artists, compete in triathlons for the sporty and visit museums such as the Roald Dahl Museum and the Science Museum. When the children finish Year 2 they get to go to Legoland for the day and at end of their seven years at RPPS they enjoy a day out at Chessington World of Adventures.

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