School Trips and Exchange Programme

At Beechwood we firmly believe in the educational, social and cultural value of School Trips and Exchange Programmes. Trips take place regularly across the school, with well in excess of 40 having taken place in the last year. These include visits to the London theatre, Physics and History conferences and a Media seminar at the British Film Institute.

Additionally students may undertake Community Service, take part in the Anti-Bullying Diana Awards course, or head off on the Rugby tour. Recent overseas trips include the Cologne Christmas Market, Rome and Naples for our Yr 10 – 13, a History trip to Auschwitz and a visit to New York.
In addition our worldwide exchange programme with fellow schools in the Sacred Heart Network continues to flourish (see more below).

A few Highlights

  • Summer 2018 – Expedition to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.
  • Summer 2016 – 3 week Cambodian cultural adventure – designed to challenge students physically and emotionally; encouraging independence and self-reliance.

Beechwood Exchange Programme

Beechwood is part of the worldwide Sacred Heart Network of schools. We are fortunate that, through this network, we have established a thriving international exchange programme that enables students in Year 10 to experience another culture and in some cases another language, at first hand.

The exchange programme includes  schools in the USA, Canada, Spain, France, Germany and Austria. In addition we have also welcomed students from Sacred Heart School in Auckland, New Zealand on a one way exchange.

The programme involves a two-week, two-way exchange. Our aim is that students from overseas will spend two weeks during the Autumn Term at Beechwood, the Beechwood students exchanging in the Spring Term.

As the students will exchange on a reciprocal basis, living either as part of the family or part of the boarding community, the only costs involved will be air or train fares, pocket money and insurance.

Our Exchange Schools

  • Newton County Day School Boston (girls)
  • Sacred Heart Greenwich, Connecticut (girls)
  • The  Academy of The Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau Louisiana, USA (girls)
  • Stuart Hall High School San Fransisco (boys)
  • Sacred Heart School of Montreal, Canada (girls)

(For boys and girls studying Spanish)

  • Sagrado Corazon Ferraz, Madrid
  • Sagrado Corazon Chamartin, Madrid

(For girls or boys studying German)

  • Sacred Heart School, Vienna

(For girls or boys studying French)

  • Sacred Heart School, Nantes

(For girls or boys studying German)

  • Sacred Heart School, Hamburg


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