'We aim to inspire today's children to embrace tomorrow's challenges.'

Gilthill Primary School



We firmly believe in the power of educational visits and experiences to enrich and support our curriculum learning. Our bespoke package of residential visits is carefully aligned with our whole school curriculum to provide our students with unique opportunities for growth and development. These experiences are designed not only to enhance academic learning but also to instill and reinforce key school values such as confidence, independence, and problem-solving skills.


Our enrichment programme aligns with the National Curriculum by offering students hands-on, real-world experiences that complement and deepen their classroom learning. Through these visits, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in authentic settings, fostering a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the curriculum. This practical application of learning helps to make concepts more tangible and memorable for our pupils.


The residential visits we offer are tailored to the specific age groups of our students, ensuring that the experiences are both developmentally appropriate and engaging. For example, in Year 2, we provide a one-night stopover in the school grounds to introduce younger students to the concept of overnight stays in a familiar environment. As students progress through the school, the duration and complexity of the visits increase, culminating in a four-night, five-day coastal visit in Year 6. These experiences are designed to challenge and inspire our students at each stage of their educational journey.





Our enrichment programme is aspirational in nature as it aims to broaden students' horizons, expose them to new environments and challenges, and foster a sense of curiosity and exploration. By providing these unique opportunities, we aim to inspire our students to reach for new heights, develop resilience, and cultivate a lifelong love for learning.