The Samworth Church Academy

Residential Trips


As part of our Year 7 curriculum, our students are expected to partake in this outward Bound course.  During the course, students are expected to try new things and with the help of Outward Bounds specialist instructors find that they can do lots more than expected.  The jetty jump is one of the highlights of the week along with the high ropes course.  The trip is fully subsidised by the Academy although students are encouraged to raise funds towards the cost through the ‘£1 Challenge’.



As a follow up to the Aberdyfi trip for students who wish to further their experience of the outdoors.  This trip, based in the Lake District, designed and lead by the Outward Bound Trust, allows Year 8 students to further develop the skills gained and challenge themselves to put themselves further.  We do receive a bursary towards the cost from the Outward Bound Trust but we require a parental contribution in the range of £200 - £300.









Students from Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to go to Krakow, Poland for a 4-day residential visit, organised by the Religious Education subject team. 

Students experience the long history of Jewish culture in the city of Krakow, its destruction by the Nazis and have the opportunity to meet a Holocaust survivor during a full day's guided tour of Auschwitz.  This is an excellent trip, educational, thought-provoking and poignant.












Financial Assistance

The Academy offers financial assistance in two ways:

Savings Club

The Academy operates a savings club where parents can make rgular payments.  The money is held in a separate bank account from the Academy's normal account.  Parents can track the money they have paid in and instruct us how they wish that money to be used.  If you wish to use this facility a bank mandate is available on the website.

Endowment Trust

the Academy has an endowment fund set up by our sponsors.  The aim of the trust is to assist students who, because of financial reasons, would not be able to access all aspects of the wider curriculum.  Students wishing to make an application should, in the first instance, talk to their school leader.