Visits and Trips at Bishops

We offer students access to a rich and varied range of local, national and international visits. These play a vital part in enriching the curriculum and giving our students valuable life experiences that will linger long in their memory and ‘bring to life’ their learning. All students are entitled to apply to go on the educational visits on offer to them, residential and non-residential, in the UK and to foreign countries.

Most of the trips listed at the bottom of this page are repeat experiences that take place annually, though the dates may vary. This list is not indicative.


Trips Planned for 2023-2024

So far, the following trips are planned for this school year and further details will be sent to parents nearer the time. 

Krakow History Trip (residential) Year 10 13-16 October 2023
Manchester Christmas Markets Senior Prefects 12 December 2023
Shrek the Musical Theatre Trip GCSE/BTech Music Students & Band members 14 December 2023
Around the World in 80 Days Theatre Trip Year 9 20 December 2023
Year 11 Christmas Lunch Year 11 20 December 2023
Blackburn Mosque and Cathedral Trip Year 7 22/23 January 2024
Animal Farm Theatre Trip Year 8 22 February 2024
Halle Orchestra Trip Year 8 7 March 2024
Top of the Bench Chemistry Competition Mixed 16 March 2024
Lancashire Farm Educational Centre GCSE Food Technology & Nutrition students 10 April 2024
Sorrento Geography Trip (residential) Year 10 20-23 April 2024
Duke of Edinburgh Practise Expeditions Year 10 28/29 April 2024
Yorkshire Sculpture Park Year 9 15 May 2024
National Arboretum Year 10 23 May 2024
Salford Quays Geography Trip Year 10 10 June 2024
Schools National Cheerleading Competition Mixed 16 June 2024
Blackpool Zoo Year 7 20 June 2024
Liverpool Art Museum & Gallery Year 7 21 June 2024
Cleveleys Geography Trip Year 9 26/27 June 2024
Duke of Edinburgh Assessed Expeditions Year 10 28/29 June & 30 June/1 July 2024
Cadbury World Food Technology trip Mixed 1 July 2024
French Residential Year 7 6-12 July 2024
Germany/Belgium (residential) Year 9/10 6-12 July 2024


Previous Trips

In recent years we have offered the following trips and we expect a similar schedule of visits in 2023/2024:

  • Geography field trip opportunities to Formby Sands, Easedale Tarn and Grasemere, Lead Mines Clough in Rivington, Cleveleys Beach and Salford Quays in Manchester.
  • Theatre trips to see The Blood Brothers, A Christmas Carol, Aladdin, Romeo and Juliet and visiting theatre group companies, supporting the English curriculum area.
  • Visits to diverse places of worship such as Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool, Preston Mosque Salaam e Masjid and Southport Jewish Synagogue.
  • History trips to the Imperial War Museum, the Arboretum in Derbyshire and taking part in the remembrance services at The Cenotaph, London.
  • Art trips have included photography and drawing at Southport Pleasureland as well visits to the Walker Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and ICE Gallery.
  • Looking at where our food comes and how it is produced at Cadbury World and Cronkshaw Fold Farm, as part of the Food Production and Nutrition GCSE curriculum.
  • Blackpool Zoo and Jodrell Bank trips for Science students.
  • STEM Club students took their electric kit car to the Green Power regional race at Aintree racecourse.
  • Visits to see a Super League netball match as well as District Sports and cheerleading competitions.
  • GCSE Music trip to the Lowry theatre to see The Colour Purple musical.
  • Other recent trips have included the World Museum, and local events at higher education establishments, the Climate Change debate at Chorley Town Hall and the Shakespeare English Speaking Union.
  • Overseas educational trips to Krakow, Sorrento, France and a cultural and historical trip to Germany and Belgium.