The school organises many highly rewarding and life-changing trips in this country and abroad.
Every two years, students from Year 11 and the Sixth Form can take part in a World Challenge Trip which they plan and organise themselves. Last year girls travelled to Malawi (read a student perspective of the trip here) and in 2016 they visited Myanmar. Our students trekked along the Silk Route in 2014 taking in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and in 2012 they climbed volcanoes in Nicaragua. Previous World Challenge teams from Derby High visited Mongolia, Argentina and Mexico.
Sports tours to Malta took place in October 2016 and 2014 and another, this time to Gibraltar, took place in 2012. This year's Sports Tour will depart for Greece in October!
As well as the usual regular geography field trips in the UK, a further flung geography trip recently considered the geothermal wonders of Iceland in October 2017. Last year also saw the biennial joint ski trip with Derby Grammar School take place - this time to Madesimo in Italy.
There are also music trips abroad whenever the opportunity is available. During Activity Week (held each year near the end of the Summer term) an outward bounds trip (or class adventure) takes place as does a theatre and shopping visit to London for the Lower Sixth students.
There is also a programme of visits to take advantage of learning in the wider context. There are regular trips to support learning in Science, Geography, Religious Studies and History and annual trips to France and Germany.