Outside the classroom

The school offers a wealth of opportunities for students to travel, whether in Cambridge, across the country, or further afield.

These come either as part of a departmental trip, for instance the Classics students’ trip to Rome; or cultural trips, such as the Sixth Form trips to Amsterdam, Iceland and Edinburgh; or trips supporting our school ethos, such as the annual trip to Lourdes.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme is an internationally recognised award which has been running for over 50 years. The scheme is challenging, and seeks to develop a sense of independence, self-belief and responsibility in participants, through encouraging young people to regularly volunteer, to learn, and to adventure outdoors in three or four day camping and hiking expeditions, all the time taking on new skills and learning to lead, and work as part of a team. We offer all levels of the Award and many girls undertake and achieve the award at levels significantly beyond those achieved both locally and nationally.