The annual School Travel Awards recognise inspiring people and the best companies, venues and attractions providing school trips. There’s big prizes for schools too.

Organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, this special initiative celebrates learning outside the classroom and raises the profile and importance of school visits. 

Find out who the 2023 winners are including the School Trip Champion and Education / Learning Team of the Year Award. 

We would also like to thank our 2023 Awards Partners for supporting this year’s special lunch and ceremony which took place on Tuesday 6th June in London.

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The education team at The Roman Baths with their School Travel Awards trophy and certificate for the Best Venue for History Learning Award

Awards winners show of their trophies across the UK

Winners from the 2023 School Travel Awards have been sending in some cracking celebration pictures with their trophies - here’s what’s caught our eye. 

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Photo Gallery: School Travel Awards 2023

The photos from the School Travel Awards 2023 lunch and ceremony, including special appearances, the winner presentations, and people from across the sector networking and celebrating.

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School Travel Awards 2023 social media highlights

We’ve been inundated with pictures, reactions and comments following the 2023 School Travel Awards ceremony in London. Here’s some of our favourites and you can find more by searching for #SchoolTravelAwards on social media. 

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School Travel Awards 2023: inspiring winners honoured at ceremony

The best attractions, providers and experiences for school trips were revealed during the 2023 School Travel Awards ceremony in London. 

Teacher explaining a compass to boys

School Travel Awards Partners on why they love supporting educational visits

We asked our valued School Travel Awards Partners what they love most about working with schools and the benefits of an adventure away from the classroom. Here’s what they told us.

Watch the highlights of the 2023 ceremony

Hosted by Olympic medallist and broadcaster, Katharine Merry, get a flavour of what happened at another special event celebrating the people and providers behind inspiring school trips.

A special thank you to our 2023 Awards Partners…

Attention school providers and companies: support these important awards and enjoy the many perks and the high profile that comes with being an official Awards Partner. For more information about opportunities for the 2024 initiative click here or contact Ivana Perkins by telephone on 01908 613323 or email at

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Brilliant schools, remarkable people...

'My Best School Trip' Award winners 2023

Find out about the… ‘My Best School Trip’ Award

It’s a special category at the annual School Travel Awards which shines a spotlight on an exceptional school trip and provides an opportunity for schools to win £2,000 towards a future adventure.

The Royal Liberty Upper, Romford

‘My Best School Trip’ Award: your 2023 finalists show how it’s done

From day trips to residentials, the finalists for the 2023 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award cover experiences across Britain and continental Europe, all demonstrating the value of getting children beyond the school gates.

2023 School Trip Champion Karen Tidmarsh

Find out about the… School Trip Champion Award

This award shines a spotlight on teachers and EVCs for the important role they play in organising trips that help their school and pupils benefit from learning outside the classroom.

Potters Gate CofE Primary School

Meet our 2023 School Trip Champion finalists

This award is about the amazing people who help provide important school trip experiences and go the extra mile to embrace and promote learning outside the classroom. Who made the final four in 2023?

Education/Learning Team of the Year

Disney Theatrical Teaching Artist Team

Find out about the… Education / Learning Team of the Year Award

This award seeks to recognise a team whose commitment and imagination has delivered when it comes to learning outside the classroom.

Celtic Harmony, Hertford

Special people make special teams: who made the finals?

It’s often people who make the difference which is why, through the School Travel Awards, we ask you to nominate an Education / Learning Team of the Year. Here you can read about the 2023 finalists.

Updates and useful info

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School Travel Awards: becoming An Official Partner

How to become an official Awards Partner, support the School Travel Awards and get amazing exposure to people organising school trips and educational travel.

Children from Dulverton School release salmon fry in the River Haddeo.

School Travel Awards: Category Guide

Here’s a handy run-down of the categories for the School Travel Awards which explains each award and who qualifies to win.


Looking back at the 2022 Awards…

Awards Review

The 2022 Awards Review, which was first published inside the Summer edition of School Travel Organiser, with details of the winners, and with reaction and photos from the ceremony itself.

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The best for school trips crowned at 2022 School Travel Awards ceremony

The annual School Travel Awards recognise the people and providers behind inspiring school trips and celebrate learning outside the classroom, with the 2022 winners announced at a special lunch and ceremony in London.

AKS Lytham Year 7 Geography residential to Ingleton (group)

Wow, these amazing entries are your 2022 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award finalists

Read about our 2022 finalists for this category, which provides an opportunity for schools to win £1,500 towards a future trip.

South Downs Field Work

Meet the finalists of the School Trip Champion Award 2022

Here are the four individuals who not only help provide amazing school trip experiences, but go the extra mile to embrace and promote learning outside the classroom.

School group at UK Parliament

They’re brilliant: the Education / Learning Team 2022 finalists

As part of the School Travel Awards, every year we ask teachers, parents, pupils, and providers to nominate an Education / Learning Team of the Year. Here you can read about your 2022 finalists.

School Travel Awards Partners 2022

The School Travel Awards Partners on what makes a successful school trip

We asked our valued School Travel Awards Partners what ingredients make up a successful school trip – and here’s what they told us.

Olympian and host of School Travel Awards, Katharine Merry

Olympic medallist Katharine Merry on recognising those who make a difference

School Travel Awards host and Olympic medallist, Katharine Merry chats to us about her school trip memories and why she got involved with the initiative.


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