The staff are encouraged to organise outings to enrich and broaden the children’s horizons. Recent visits include: Kenilworth Castle, Stratford, the Black Country Museum, Historical Coventry and Coombe Abbey, as well as visits to exhibitions such as the Big Bang Science Fair and the Skills Show at the NEC, as well as theatre trips to the Birmingham Hippodrome and Warwick Arts Centre.
Prep school children always have at least two outings a year, all included in the fees. This may be a visit to a theatre or visits to enhance a particular aspect of their curriculum, e.g. a Victorian day at St John`s Museum Warwick.
Years 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to go on a PGL adventure holiday after CATs/SATs.
Senior pupils may take part in a holiday abroad every two years, normally to an activity centre in France. All outings, except residential visits, are included in the fees.
As well as pupils making visits, we are delighted to welcome visitors to school, including an MEP, one of the local MPs and a representative of Challenge UK. The Police and Fire service arrange excellent information sessions for children, representatives of the medical profession come to talk about their work. Visiting theatrical companies link in with curriculum subjects as do representatives of various cultures.
Revision workshops and careers information sessions have also been organised and, in 2012, an Olympic torch holder even gave every child in the school the opportunity to have their photo taken holding the torch.
We want our pupils to have memorable experiences of school and visits and visitors certainly play their part.
We are proud of our Christian heritage whilst embracing the religious and cultural differences of all children and families.
A whole school assembly, led by each class in turn, takes place on a Monday and the Early Years and Key Stage 1 pupils have another assembly on a Thursday.
The vicar of Stoke St Michael’s Church leads an assembly once every half term and representatives of other religions are invited to talk to pupils, as are representatives of charities supported by the school.