International Trips


A global and local perspective is an important element in developing the pupils at Lichfield Cathedral School. High quality trips and expeditions add great value to a pupil’s time and have been part of life at the School for many years. All pupils have access to a rich variety of both residential and day trips as well as pupil exchanges, overseas expeditions and cultural immersion opportunities. Many are directly linked to the curriculum, but the benefits to pupils go far beyond the purely educational.

Physical and mental resources, initiative, leadership and teamwork are put to the ultimate test in a variety of expeditions and exhilarating tours – from a choral tour singing in the cathedrals and churches of Manhattan and Connecticut to exploring the geysers and volcanoes of Iceland. Our trips and expeditions teach lifelong social skills, from working as a team, to good time management and the real chance to stretch and test each individual. Our diverse trips and tours cultivate a great spirit of adventure and a love of personal challenge.

Many trips are fixed in each academic year, such as our annual ski trip, whilst others will be run on a different cycle, such as overseas sports trips. Some occur during the holidays, for example the Geography Department trip to the USA and choir tours.

Examples of recent international trips:

  • Choir tours to New York and Connecticut and to Malta
  • Geography trips to California, USA and Iceland
  • Ski trip to Switzerland
  • Choir exchange with Limburg an der Lahn in Germany, Lichfield’s twin city
  • Language trips to France and Spain
  • Orchestra tour to Germany
  • Sixth Form trip to Rome
  • Physicists visit to CERN in Switzerland

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

2 Lakes in Lichfield city centre – Minster Pool and Stowe Pool
38 Pupils with a surname beginning with W
158 Lightbulbs in the Palace
669 Year Chad made Bishop of Lichfield