School trips form a very important part of the education offered at Solefield School. As well as being interesting and fun, they provide educational opportunities that cannot be experienced in the classroom. They form an integral part of the curriculum work, as well as being exercises to stimulate learning.

Recent day trips have included a visit by year 3 boys to 10 Downing Street following recognition they received for an alternative election manifesto they presented to the Prime Minister whilst Year 8 boys made an emotional visit to the battlefields of Ypres. A breathless merry-go-round of activities, trips and visits, taking the children on a journey of culture, education, and plain fun culminates in the annual senior choir and orchestra trip to Chessington World of Adventures.

Day trips start in Reception and continue through to Year 8. Below are some of the exciting trips your son may make during his time at Solefield School.

Reception to Year 3

Bodiam Castle

Bedgebury National Pinetum

Kent Life

Globe Theatre

Flying Colours Pottery

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

Knole Park

Sevenoaks School Science week

Commonwork, Edenbridge

Tonbridge Park

British Museum

Science Museum

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens

Forest School at Lullingstone Park

The Stag Theatre

Downing Street

Year 4 to 8

Hever Castle

Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve

Billingsgate Market

Romshed Farm

East London Urban Field Trip

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Brands Hatch

Sevenoaks School Science week

Knole House

Pizza Express

Gravesend Gurdwara

Tate Modern

Residential trips

Residential trips start in Year 5 through to Year 8, which provide plenty of fun and activities for the boys as well as being educational. Some boys may never have stayed away from their parents before, presenting them with a wonderful opportunity to develop a measure of independence.

"The French trip was amazing! We did so many fun activities, with my favourite going to the beach!" Year 6 pupil

Click on the links below to discover more about the inspiring residential trips at Solefield School:

Year 5 York

Year 6 France

Year 7 Wales

Year 8 Poole

Guest Speakers

We have very talented and experienced visitors come in to share their expertise with the boys, bringing the world into the school environment. It is a great way of opening up the mind of every boy's imagination and igniting his curiosity and learning. An example of some of our visitors include: actors, adventurers, authors, zoologists, a debating expert who worked in the field of negotiations in government, we have even had current premier football player, a mountaineer and the world's fastest blind man.