Voting, entries and nominations are now open for this year’s School Travel Awards - spread the word by sharing this page! 

The annual initiative recognises inspiring people and the very best across companies, venues and attractions providing school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences.

Culminating in a ceremony held in London on Friday, 15th November, 2019, the Awards also shine a spotlight on the schools and individuals, who go the extra mile to deliver enriching trips. Organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, the awards are open to both Primary and Secondary schools.

Here’s how you can take part:

1. Vote for your top school trip attractions, venues, workshops & companies

There are some exciting new awards this year including the Best Educational Workshop, Best Wildlife Attraction, Best Geography Learning Experience and Best Venue for STEM (Science, Technology, English & Maths) Learning.

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See the full Category Guide for more information about each of the awards.

Perhaps you’ve had a fantastic experience at a museum with your class, or maybe a travel company took the hassle out of planning a recent trip overseas for your group. Whatever it is, we’re inviting you to deliver your verdict and spread the word. 

Who can vote?

Anyone involved in organising school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences can vote, from teachers to educational visit coordinators, but you must work for, or represent, a school. Votes will not be accepted from companies or providers. 

The deadline to vote is Friday, 5th July, 2019. The winners will be announced at the five-star ceremony and lunch at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on Friday, 15th November. 

2. Nominate the Best Education / Learning Team of the Year

We’re looking for an education / learning team who have offered fantastic provision, great support and excellent outcomes. Nominations are welcome from teachers and staff at providers (although not the team themselves). 

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Consider some of the following for the team you’re nominating - how they keep the costs down for schools, how they meet proposed learning objectives, whether they provide an inclusive programme and how they evaluate the impact of their particular trip/workshop. The deadline for this award is Friday, 21st June, 2019

3. Enter the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award to win £1,500

Schools can now enter this award which celebrates educational visits that achieve their objectives as well as giving children a rich and rewarding experience. It’s open to teachers of Key Stage 1 to 4, with the opportunity to win £1,500 to spend on a school trip. 

If you think you could put the money to good use, request an entry pack now. 

Request an Entry Pack

For more information, visit the dedicated ‘My Best School Trip’ Award page: 

The deadline for requesting an entry pack is Friday, 5th July, 2019. The entries will then be reviewed by a panel of experts from the field of learning outside the classroom at a judging day in London. 

4. Nominate your School Trip Champion to win £1,500

This award recognises an individual who goes the extra mile to organise exciting and educational trips and champions learning outside the classroom. It also comes with a £1,500 prize to spend on a future school trip. 

Last year’s winner was Alan Butters, Enrichment Coordinator at Bluecoat Beechdale Academy in Nottingham. Described as “inspirational” by colleagues, parents and students, Alan used his prize money to take a school group on a very special sports trip. 

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For more information, visit the dedicated School Trip Champion Award page:

Nominations must be received by Friday, 5th July, 2019. A shortlist of candidates will then be announced and readers will be able to vote for their winner who will be announced at the ceremony in November. 

A special thanks to our 2019/20 Awards Partners: 

School Travel Awards Partners 2019


Ceremony details

You can now get your tickets for this year’s School Travel Awards ceremony, the pinnacle of the campaign, held on Friday, 15th November, 2019 at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London. To book your place and for more details visit:

Head to our Awards Partner page for sponsorship opportunities or contact Sophie Kench on 01908-613323 or email

Last year’s initiative

BBC TV news anchor and Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce hosted the UK’s biggest event for school travel and learning outside the classroom on Friday 16th November, 2018, at the Royal Garden Hotel.

Find out who all the winners, and finalists, were on our Results Page.

Amongst the winners announced was the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, voted Best Sporting Venue, the V&A London, which picked up the award for Best Museum Visit, while Cheddar Gorge & Caves in Somerset won Best Venue for History Learning.

If you need any help or would like more information about the School Travel Awards, contact the team on 01908-613233 or email