Arrivals & Holidays
We look after our students as soon as they reach the ‘Arrivals Lounge’ in the airport.
Welcome to Concord!
We look after our students as soon as they reach the ‘Arrivals Lounge’ in the airport. Students arriving at Heathrow on arrivals days can be met by college pastoral staff. They travel together with other Concord students on coaches back to Concord where a warm welcome from staff as well as student prefects and monitors greets them. Parents who fly in accompanying their children are welcome to come on the coach to College. (Details of arrangements are provided to parents directly)
Concord College, unlike most other boarding schools, does not have fixed exeats and students can also stay on campus during half term. For exam year groups this is also offered for the Easter holiday. The College fully closes for the Christmas break and the summer.
Half Term & Easter
Students are welcome to stay on campus over half term. Roughly half of our boarding community stays over these breaks. Our fantastic pastoral staff are always on hand. We encourage students to take time out to relax and enjoy themselves with an exciting schedule of organised activities and excursions. Some activities are on campus and others involve trips. For younger year group some activities are compulsory to make sure that they get the most of their holiday on campus.
If students would like to go shopping, they may join a trip to nearby Shrewsbury or Telford. Opportunities to go further afield to cities such as Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham and Bath are also included in our schedules.
For a little extra fun, activities typically may include visits to Alton Towers Amusement Park, Anfield Football Stadium in Liverpool and Sandbox Virtual Reality or Crazy Golf in Birmingham. Trips to Ninja Manchester, Zip World or LLandudno in Wales or a Halloween ghost walk in nearby Bridgnorth are also very popular.
Creative students may enjoy a trip to a fused glass or tile making workshop, cookery workshops or a cinema visit. For fresh air students may join a trip to Chester Zoo, or a nature walk in the beautiful countryside nearby.
As well as excursions there are activities on campus too, such as making bubble tea, tacos and pancakes. Every day ends with supper and ‘chill out and games’ in the Old Chapel.
For exam year groups at Easter, while staying on at Concord during the holidays provides an opportunity to catch up on revision and project work, and of course to limit time spent in travel, students are encouraged and helped to balance their studies with rest and recreation to support good mental health and resilience before the exam season. There is an activities and trips programme on offer, including trips to university cities.