The school organises many highly rewarding and life-changing trips in this country and abroad.
Every two years, students from the Sixth Form can take part in a World Challenge Trip which they plan and organise themselves. Last year saw girls travelling 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. In 2020 our World Challenge team are travelling to Bolivia.
A trip to India for sixth formers is being led by our School Chaplain in October 2019.
Recent sports tours have visited Greece, Malta and Gibraltar and there is a netball tour to Dubai planned for 2020.
As well as the usual regular geography field trips in the UK, a further flung geography trip considers the geothermal wonders of Iceland. Visits to CERN in Switzerland have taken place for our A Level Chemists and Physicists and 2019 also saw the biennial joint ski trip with Derby Grammar School take place - this time to Madesimo in Italy.
During Activity Week (held each year near the end of the Summer term) there is a theatre and shopping trip to London held specifically for the Lower Sixth.
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.