#Ilovestmarys for the adventures we have

Adventures outside the classroom are in plentiful supply.

From making the most of the wealth of learning opportunities on our doorstep in Cambridge, to trips further afield to Dorset, France, Italy and Germany ... our students definitely broaden their horizons, as they progress through Senior School.


Department trips, such as our French exchange to Paris, our Classics trip to Rome, our History visit to Ypres and our popular Year 9 field trip to Dorset's Jurassic coast bring subjects to life, and offer unforgettable learning experiences.

We also enjoy trips that enhance cultural understanding, such as our boarders' trip to the German Christmas Market in Birmingham.


Other trips challenge students to build broader skills, such as Adventure team building days in Year 7 and 9, or our biennial ski course.

Our connection with The Exploration Society provides outdoor experiences to students throughout Senior School, helping them to develop team work and leadership skills, as well as bush craft, survival, first aid and rescue.

Many of our older students complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, an internationally recognised award established for over 50 years. This challenging Award aims to develop a sense of independence, self-belief and responsibility. Students who complete this Award volunteer, learn, and join three or four day camping and hiking expeditions and gain valuable leadership and team work skills.