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St Albans Cathedral

Everything you need to plan your school trip to St Albans Cathedral. Including free teaching resources & workshop information.

St Albans Cathedral, St Albans

Ongoing

What we love

An award-winning educational offering, with options for guided, worksheet and self-guided visits to the Cathedral, as well as virtual and outreach activities.
Recipient of the Sandford Award for the 6th consecutive time!
Sessions covering a wide range of curriculum areas and for all Key Stages. And if can't see what you want, their Learning Department is there to help and discuss your requirements.
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“(Our visit) was enthralling from beginning to the end. Alighting from the bus one of our children exclaimed “This was the best day of my life!” I could not have said it better…”

Year 3 Teacher, Totternhoe CE Academy

School trip offer

All adults go for free
Rate available for school groups of 10+. All teacher for for free. All tickets subject to availability.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Find out more or start planning your school trip to St Albans Cathedral

About St Albans Cathedral

St Albans Cathedral Learning Department offers an award-winning school program, with options for guided, worksheet and self-guided visits to the Cathedral, as well as virtual and outreach activities.

Covering a range of curriculum areas, they offer activities for students of all Key Stages including teaching about Romans, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Victorians, RE and learning about the Christian Faith, as well as Maths and Science.

Using role play, artefacts, experiential learning and the building itself, students encounter the stories and history of St Albans Cathedral and learn in new and inspiring ways through a variety of trails and workshops. A fascinating and thought-provoking day in this magnificent setting can provide new skills, deeper understanding and a stimulus for further study.

 

Sandford Award 2018 – 2023

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, Cathedrals and museums across the British Isles. Now in its 40th year, sites can apply for the award every 5 years and, in 2018, the Learning Department received the Sandford Award for the 6th consecutive time!

“The programmes offered by the talented and experienced Education team are outstanding. Teachers organising school visits here can be confident that their pupils will be totally engaged and inspired.”
Sandford Assessor, June 2018

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School trip & venue info

We're here to provide you with everything you need to plan your school trip to St Albans Cathedral

Curriculum links

Subjects: Art & Design, English, Geography, History, Maths, Religious Studies

Topics: Anglo-Saxons, Christianity, Creative Writing, Materials, Measurement, Medieval, Romans, Shapes, Tudors, Victorians, Vikings

Ages & suitability

Suitable for: EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: Under 5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Min. Age: Suitable for all ages

Things to know

Teachers: All adults go for free

Min. Group Size: 10 students

Adult/Student Ratio: Ratios dependent on age of students (please speak to us for more information)

SEND: Suitable for children with SEND (please speak to us for more information)

Classroom Facilities: Classroom facilities are available on-site

Toilet Facilities: Toilet facilities are available on-site

Risk Assessment: A risk assessment is available

First Aid: A qualified first aider is on-site at all times

Accessibility

Find out everything you need to know about the Accessibility of this school trip in the link below.

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

Address

St Albans
AL1 1BY

Coach parking & drop-off

Coach drop-off area nearby

Times

Mon-Fri:
10am-5:30pm

Sat & Sun:
10am-5:30pm

Duration

Dependent on workshop

Dates

Ongoing

Workshops & add-ons

At Venue

Medieval History Activity to accompany your school trip to St Albans Cathedral.

KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

Online

Virtual Religious Education Workshops from St Albans Cathedral.

KS2, KS3, KS4

At Venue

History Activities for Primary School students to accompany your school trip to St Albans Cathedral.

KS1, KS2

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Free Teaching Resources

Take a virtual visit to St Albans Cathedral.

KS2

Watch these free history educational videos from St Albans Cathedral.

KS2