Lancasterian Primary School

  • A safe and welcoming learning community where:
  • - we all aim high;
  • - everyone is included;
  • - creativity is valued.
    Educational Trips

    At Lancasterian Primary, we believe that learning extends beyond the classroom. Our school trips provide valuable opportunities for students to explore, discover, and learn in the rich cultural and historical opportunities found in London and beyond.

    Types of School Trips

    Our school offers a diverse range of trips that cater to different interests and subjects. From museums and art galleries to historical landmarks and science centres, our pupils have the chance to delve into various areas of knowledge. These trips are carefully designed to align with the curriculum, enhancing pupils’ learning outcomes and fostering a deeper understanding of the world around them.

    Learning Outcomes

    School trips play a vital role in supplementing classroom learning. By immersing pupils in real-world experiences, they gain practical knowledge, critical thinking skills, and a broader perspective. Our trips provide opportunities for pupils to observe, ask questions, and actively engage with the subject matter, making learning more meaningful and memorable.

    Safety and Supervision

    We understand that the safety and well-being of our pupils are of utmost importance to parents/carers. Rest assured, our school trips are meticulously planned and supervised. We conduct thorough risk assessments, ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken to create a safe and secure environment. Our experienced staff members are trained to provide appropriate supervision, maintaining a high level of care throughout the trip. To ensure that all our school trips run smoothly and safely, our policy regarding adult:child ratio is as follows:


    1 adult, 3 children


    1 adult, 4 children

    Year 1 and 2 

    1 adult, 5 children

    Year 3 

    1 adult, 6 children

    Year 4 and 5 

    1 adult 8 children

    Year 6 

    1 adult, 9 children

    Accompanying Parents/Carers

    The support of parents/carers is vital for carrying out school trips, and we very much appreciate the help of those who put themselves forward for this role; we couldn't do the trips without you! We carry out a 'Children's Barred List Check' (formerly called a 'List 99 Check') on any parents/carers accompanying trips. Checks are carried out by a member of the school leadership team. Schools, colleges, local authorities and universities use this search to check an individual's Children’s Barred List status when they are considering engaging them in activity with pupils. This check enables us to see if adults are barred from working with children. If a concern is raised through the check, we will then speak to that parent/carer individually about next steps.

    Cost of Trips

    Parents/Carers are sometimes asked if they can make a voluntary contribution of up to £5 towards the costs of visits when necessary, covering travel and admission charges. Without such contributions, some educational visits would not be financially viable. However, no child will miss out on a visit due to their parent’s inability to pay. A full copy of the school's charging and remissions policy is available on request.

    Typical trips in and around London

    Here are some examples of the typical trips we organise:

    Museum Adventures: renowned museums like the British Museum, The Young V&A and Natural History Museum. Pupils engage with interactive exhibits, discover fascinating artefacts, and learn from expert guides.

    Historical Landmarks: iconic locations such as Monument, the Houses of Parliament and Oxford University. Pupils immerse themselves in the history and heritage of these iconic sites.

    Art and Culture: The Design Museum, National Gallery, and other prestigious art galleries. Pupils explore different art movements, appreciate masterpieces, and unleash their creativity.

    Science and Technology: The Science Museum, Walthamstow Wetlands and the River Lea. Pupils engage in hands-on experiments, observe fascinating phenomena, and deepen their scientific knowledge.

    These are just a few examples of the exciting trips we typically offer. Each trip is carefully planned to provide an enriching and educational experience for our students.

    Year 6 Annual Residential Trip to Pendarren

    We believe in providing our Year 6 students with a unique and unforgettable experience through our annual week-long residential trip to Pendarren Outdoor Education Centre ( Located in the beautiful Welsh countryside, Pendarren offers a range of exciting outdoor activities that promote teamwork, resilience, and personal growth. During this immersive trip, students have the opportunity to engage in activities such as climbing, abseiling, canoeing, orienteering, and team-building challenges. Led by experienced instructors, our students develop essential life skills, build confidence, and forge lasting friendships. The Pendarren trip is a highlight of our Year 6 curriculum, offering students the chance to step out of their comfort zones, embrace new challenges, and create lifelong memories.