Most year groups will have a trip away from school with the opportunity for residential and foreign trips as the children progress through Key Stage 2.
As part of each child’s education at Chiddingstone, they will participate in a wide range of curriculum led enrichment activities throughout their school life. Some of these will be in the form of workshops in school, provided by companies such as The Royal Observatory, The Science Museum and West End Theatre.
We benefit from living in an area of outstanding natural beauty and are located in a National Trust Village. Our local environment offers may opportunities for enrichment activities, whether it be: a daily walk as part of our Active 30 programme; using Chiddingstone Castle grounds for Forest School; popping down to the river, local farm or reservoir to support Science and Geography; or a visit to the Egyptian Collection at Chiddingstone Castle, immerse ourselves in Tudor history at Hever Castle, Prehistoric history at Knole Park or Chartwell for our Britain at War topic.
Enrichment activities form and important part of our curriculum intent and ensure that all children have access to a range of cultural opportunities to inspire a love of learning and an appreciation of the arts and achieve the school's aim of 'educating for life in all its fullness'.
Examples of trips and visits over the last few years include:
Lingfield Wildlife Centre
Bough Beech Reservoir
The V&A museum
The National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery
The Science Museum
Imperial War Museum
Annual trips to a West End Show such as “Wicked” , “School of Rock” and 'The Lion King'
Camping trips to Broomlands Farm
Residential trips to the PGL centre at Windmill Hill and Kingswood on the Isle of Wight.
Foreign trips to Barcelona and Seville.
* Year 6 will visit Paris in May 2023 to support their French language knowledge and skills.