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About Equity

About Equity

Who we are

Do you remember it? That moment. When learning clicked into place, and suddenly you understood the concept. Perhaps it was that first trip away from home, walking through the trenches or calculating the angle and speed of the rollercoaster that did it.

We’ve been creating that moment for young people for over 80 years, with memorable, life-changing trips, specially geared around learning.

Equity is part of Inspiring Learning, the UK’s most experienced provider of learning outside the classroom. Each year over 250,000 students have an Inspiring Learning experience, encouraging them to learn in fresh and innovative ways. We believe that learning outside the classroom is an essential part of education, and we know you do too. We know that no two trips are the same, which is why we have different teams, specialising in different types of experiences.

Our trips are carefully designed to bring your teaching to life. And you’ll be amazed where the journey can take you.

Find out more about where you could be teaching this year...


...or inspire yourself with our great destinations!



What makes Equity trips so different?

We’ve got the experience

Simply put, we’ve been inspiring learning longer than anyone else. From local contacts to health and safety issues, our 80 years in the business gives us a huge advantage. This means we can help you with whatever you are looking for, let us know, and we’ll put together something unique. We make it look easy, too.

We think differently

We aren’t predictable. We aren’t dry. We are never boring. Wonder why? It’s because we absolutely love what we do. And when you’re passionate about a subject, it always shows, letting us provide you with wonderfully unique adventures.

We develop

Of course, our trips are always a lot of fun. But they’re also about learning, which means everyday part of your trip ties back to the curriculum in some way. We’re absolutely committed to insuring this. Just don’t tell the students.

Regional Travel Advisors

Our dedicated team of regional Travel Advisors are always on hand to provide expertise, advice and a personal service whilst organising your ideal school trip.

Your local Travel Advisor will have access to all of the latest availability, prices and special offers, which means you will receive a realistic understanding of the cost from the start. In addition, they can assist with pre-tour paperwork, including risk assessments, and will answer questions you may have about your school trip.

To find your regional Travel Advisor please select your region & location below...

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Scotland and North
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Wales & Midlands
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South West & South
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South East
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Carol Forte

Mobile: 07515 064 125

Tel/Fax: 01324 821 116

Email: carol.forte@inspiring-learning.com

West Lancashire, Merseyside & Cumbria

Andrew Figg

Mobile: 07920 183 583

Email: andrew.figg@inspiring-learning.com

Durham, Cleveland, Tyne & Wear

Janis McGregor

Mobile: 07515 064 126

Tel/Fax: 01912 643 627

Email: janis.mcgregor@inspiring-learning.com

Manchester & districts, East Lancashire, Bradford

Zoe Curness

Mobile: 07527 988 180

Tel/Fax: 01706 220 124

Email: zoe.curness@inspiring-learning.com

North & West Wales, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire

Janet Ford - Director

Mobile: 07740 488 591

Tel/Fax: 01691 774 278

Email: janet.ford@inspiring-learning.com

South Wales, Gloucestershire & Bristol

Dan Cross-Bates

Mobile: 07920 477 799

Tel/Fax: 01544 327 857

Email: daniel.crossbates@inspiring-learning.com

Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire

Gail Biggins

Mobile: 07788 494 376

Tel/Fax: 01455 550 044

Email: gail.biggins@inspiring-learning.com

North, East & South Yorkshire, Leeds, Kirklees & Northern Ireland

Maria Kempin

Tel/Fax: 01273 645 895

Email: maria.kempin@inspiring-learning.com

West Midlands & Derbyshire

Mark Scarrett

Mobile: 07590 186 645

Tel/Fax: 01543 677 117

Email: mark.scarrett@inspiring-learning.com

Surrey, Hampshire, West Berkshire & Channel Isles

Ann Brown

Mobile: 07810 658 761

Tel/Fax: 02380 253 355

Email: ann.brown@inspiring-learning.com

Warwickshire, Oxfordshire & North Wiltshire

Karen Pooley

Tel: 01273 666 503

Email: karen.pooley@inspiring-learning.com


Fleur Moquet

Mobile: 07595 206 947

Tel/Fax: 01444 411 407

Email: fleur.moquet@inspiring-learning.com


Dan Bagley

Tel: 01273 645 896

Email: dan.bagley@inspiring-learning.com

East London & Essex

Kelly Lloyd

Tel: 01273 810 784

Email: kelly.lloyd@inspiring-learning.com

South Buckinghamshire, East Berkshire & South Hertfordshire

Patsy Franklin

Mobile: 07515 064 128

Tel/Fax: 01494 793 586

Email: patsy.franklin@inspiring-learning.com

North Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire

Sharon Johnson

Mobile: 07515 064 127

Tel/Fax: 01234 765 800

Email: sharon.johnson@inspiring-learning.com

West London

Daniel Mannering

Tel: 01273 810 781

Email: daniel.mannering@inspiring-learning.com

West Surrey & East Berkshire

Kevin Babstock

Tel: 01273 666 504

Email: kevin.babstock@inspiring-learning.com

South London

Geraldine Casserley

Mobile: 07793 669 672

Tel/Fax: 02087 867 698

Email: geraldine.casserly@inspiring-learning.com

North Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk & Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire

Sophie Deane

Tel: 01273 645 897

Email: sophie.deane@inspiring-learning.com

Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & South Wiltshire

Claire Mackle

Tel/Fax: 01273 666 561

Email: claire.mackle@inspiring-learning.com

The Price We Quote

The price quoted for your trip is based on the expected number of paying participants at the time of booking. If take-up numbers fall below the minimum requirement, the price of your trip may increase and the ratio of free places change.

The cost of your trip includes the airfares at today's prices, including taxes. However, as budget airline prices fluctuate on a daily basis, we cannot guarantee the trip price until full payment is made and we can submit a complete list of travellers names to the airline.

What Could Affect Your Quoted Tour Price?

Often the major component of any tour will be what we buy overseas (accommodation, transfers, meals, excursions) and any change in currency exchange rates can have an enormous impact on the price due to things such as fuel surcharges and taxes.

Baggage Allowance on Low Cost airlines

In your tour price we usually include the cost of 1 checked in luggage item per person, if this has not been included it will be set out as a separate item. Please check your quotation carefully. Any additional luggage is charged by the airline at check in.


Financial Protection

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 state that we must provide security for the money that you have paid for school trips booked with us. We do this through a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2680. We are also a member of ABTA, number V5376.

ATOL Protection

ATOL Protection relates to all arrangements you have made with us, including flights. In the unlikely event of us going bankrupt, the CAA will ensure that any money paid in advance of a trip is refunded, or that you are not stranded abroad. It's however important to note that the ATOL protection scheme is only applicable to arrangements, including flights, arranged by us where the person who pays for the booking is in the UK when the booking is made, or when the first of any flights included in a trip we arrange for you starts in the UK. To find out more, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. Our flight inclusive arrangement costs include a £2.50 charge per person as part of the ATOL protection contribution (APC) which we pay to the CAA. The charge is included in our advertised prices.

ABTA Protection

In addition, we are a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA number V5376). If your trip does not include flights, you are protected by ABTA in the same way. If you pay for your trip with an operator who does not have a bond with ABTA, your students are at financial risk and might have to pay for their own repatriation.

Read about our health & safety bonding >>


Environmental Policy

We believe that when the experience of travel is delivered in the right way it offers an optimal learning environment of immense educational value, giving rise to a memorable life experience and helping with the personal and holistic development of a young adult. However, we acknowledge tourism’s impacts on the worldwide and local environment and communities, which can be both positive and negative. In response, we endeavour to take every reasonable step towards becoming the leading sustainable provider in school travel, considering environmental, economic and social issues across the breadth of our operation; from our UK office, to our UK and overseas suppliers, and our managed overseas ClubHotel and Chateau programmes. This document sets out our current working practices and our improvement objectives to achieve sustainable operations and working practices, as defined by the World Commission on Environment & Development Brundtland Report as:

‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs’

Read our environmental policy >>


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