Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

  • Ryde School Rugby Tour To South Africa

Burleigh Travel Gets Top Marks for School Trips

Our School Sports Tours have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge again!

Burleigh Travel Gets Top Marks for School Trips

Following an annual audit and assessment by the School Travel Forum we have shown ourselves to be at the top of the class for school trips by being reawarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. 

Awarded by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the LOtC Quality Badge combines, for the first time, learning and safety into one easily recognisable badge for all organisations providing learning outside the classroom experiences.

Glenmoor Winton Acadamies Rugby Football Tour To Boston New York 2016

The LOtC Quality Badge was launched in 2009 as part of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, a national initiative to ensure young people are given more opportunities to have these experiences as part of the curriculum. The LOtC Quality Badge is designed to make it easier for teachers to identify providers of quality educational visits and school trips. Organisations will display the LOtC Quality Badge as a signal to schools that their venue has met required standards, so teachers do not need to carry out their own risk or quality assessments.

Providers looking to gain the LOtC Quality Badge will need to meet a set of six quality indicators and will be supported through a developmental process by a package of on-line support materials, which will include guidance, good practice exemplars, downloadable templates and training materials.

Francis Holland School Netball Tour To Barbados

Elaine Skates, Chief Executive of CLOtC said:

“School trips are among the most memorable experiences in a child’s school life. The LOtC Quality Badge offers teachers a guarantee that not only is a company providing the sort of educational value that they can build on in class long after the trip but they also have the appropriate risk management structures in place.

Learning outside the classroom has many proven educational benefits. The LOtC Quality Badge will reduce red tape and provide assurance for schools, thereby ensuring that many more young people have memorable, exciting and valuable learning outside the classroom experiences.

I congratulate Burleigh Travel on being awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.”

Westholme School Netball Tour To Cardiff

There have been a number of studies that look at the impact of educational visits and school trips on pupils' academic achievements and social development. 

Ofstead's 'Learning outside the Classroom' (2008) study found that "learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils personal, social and emotional development." 'Every Experience Matters' (2008) supports this and found that "children engaged in LOtC achieved higher scores, had improved physical fitness and motor skills development, improved confidence and self-esteem, developed leadership qualities and increased their social competence."

Chew Valley Rainforest Education Centre

The Impact of Learning Away (2015) found that students showed an "increased knowledge and understanding, fostered deeper relationships with peers and staff, had increased resilience, self confidence and wellbeing, and provided opportunities for student leadership." This is supported by research done by the School Travel Forum this year who when speaking to schools found that 60% of teachers reported an increase in student confidence, resilience and wellbeing, and that over 60% of their students had done better than their predicted grades.

Ysgol Y Strade School Rugby Tour To Canada Boat Excursion

No comments | Add a Comment

Leave a Comment

Burleigh Travel Highlights


  • Our girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience - the hockey and netball matches, the billeting, the social events and the cultural experiences. It certainly was their trip of a lifetime.

    Leicester Grammar School Hockey & Netball tour to Australia
  • We spent a day at Garrison Secondary School. We received the warmest welcome and our pupils were taken off to experienced the day in a Barbados School. It really was a trip of a lifetime!

    Great Baddow High School netball tour to Barbados
  • The Tour was literally an unbelievable experience for all of us and I am so grateful to you for helping me provide the boys with memories that will last a lifetime!

    Park house school football tour to lloret De Mar

Latest from our blog

Notre Dame Cathedral

Top Educational Content

We look at the best destinations for educational content for your next school sports tour - Germany, France and Malta.

Full Blog Story

School Travel Forum

School Travel Forum Assured Member Status
Quick contact
Call direct