Outside Visits & Guests

One trip per term is included in the termly fee (for full time pupils in Nursery). Destinations include local and national Theatre, sites of historical importance, geography field trips, science museums and many more local and national attractions. We are also privileged to welcome distinguished guests to the School to speak to and meet with the children. These inspirational people have often achieved excellence in a particular field and can pass on their knowledge and experiences. Visiting speakers present to the children throughout the school year.

OVS Outdoor Activities and Residentials

From Year 3 children at OVS are entered into an Outdoor Programme that develops and extends each year until Year 8. The aim is to give them an experience of outdoor life and to develop basic skills to help them enjoy these activities outside of school. The typical programme for children is detailed below:

Year 3 – Full day of activities off-site at a recognised outdoor centre with OVS and specialist staff.

Year 4 – 2 days of off-site activities at a recognised outdoor centre with OVS and specialist staff, including an indoor, overnight stay.

Year 5 – 3 days of off-site activities at a recognised outdoor centre with OVS and specialist staff, including 2 indoor, overnight stays.

Year 6 – 3 days of off-site activities at a recognised outdoor centre with OVS and specialist staff, including 2 indoor, overnight stays.

Year 7&8 – 3 days of off-site activities at a recognised outdoor centre with OVS and specialist staff, including 2 indoor, overnight stays. This residential is self catering in order to allow the children to experience meal preparation and special evening activities.