Alec Hunter offers a broad range of curriculum and recreational trips and visits to support and enrich our educational provision. Most of our one-day visits coincide with our Skills Day programme, thus ensuring that students do not miss timetabled lessons. 

We try to ensure that there is a spread of visits across all year groups, so that there are opportunities for students at both Key Stages and at all stages in their learning. 

Some notable recent trips have included: 

  • History visits to the First World War battlefields around Ypres in Belgium 
  • Ski trips across Europe 
  • Careers trip to the University of Essex 
  • Maths trip Colchester Zoo 
  • MFL trip to Paris 
  • Music Trip to Saffron Hall 
  • Art trip to Tate Modern gallery 
  • Technology trip to Gridserve 
  • MFL trip to Cambridge University 
  • Braintree Careers Fair 
  • Edge Hotel, Wivenhoe 
  • Geography trip to Walton on the Naze 


The World Challenge Team has successfully completed trips to Ethiopia, Uzbekistan and Tanzania and recently visited Morocco in 2022.