Equity is a specialist provider of field trips for UK and international schools, colleges and other educational institutions, covering a range of curriculum subjects, ski trips and sports tours.
Equity works with over 1,000 groups and 30,000 young people a year. Each trip benefits from decades of experience and understanding of how a destination and an itinerary can be tailored to meet the learning objectives of the group.
Many of our educational tours cover The British Schools Foundation (BSF) National Curriculum, whether this is GCSE, A Level or BTEC. We can also cater for international schools, by tailoring your trip to meet the learning objectives of your group.
As well as providing educational tours, we provide ski trips to Europe, Canada and the USA. Our ski programme is supported by our exclusive Equity ClubHotels, located in world-class ski resorts across the Alps, specifically designed and targeted towards schools. We also work with a variety of third-party hotels, ensuring you have access to the best accommodation options.
Equity's Sport programme focuses on sporting development for all, not just the elite teams and is supported by its relationships with and access to national centres of excellence and professional sports clubs around the world including FC Barcelona and Ajax.
Who We Are
Equity is a specialist provider of group tours for UK and international schools and colleges, covering a range of subjects, music and performing arts experiences, ski trips and sports tours.
Established in 1933, Equity is a UK-based school travel company located in the seaside resort of Brighton. We work with over 1,000 groups and 30,000 young people a year from the UK and abroad. Schools from across the world including Europe, China, Australia, The UAE and South America use us for our tours.
Equity’s aim is to broaden students’ horizons; to help develop an active interest in their subject, while learning about other cultures, discovering new places and having memorable experiences.
David Campbell, Managing Director of Equity, believes that school trips are an important part of a well-rounded education, complementing classroom teaching:“We appreciate that the organisation of a school trip is a substantial investment of time and energy on the part of those who lead them, but we know the rewards are worth it. Whether you measure success in terms of a pupil’s passion for the subject or their engagement on return to class, or their growth in confidence and independence, the opportunity to experience the world outside the classroom is an important component of a well-rounded education. It is very rewarding to be a part of a company whose purpose is to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences to young people.”
Why Book With Equity
We’ve got the experience
Running since 1933, we are one of the longest running school trip providers out there. From local contacts to high health and safety standards, our wealth of experience in the school travel industry makes us one of the leading providers. We have experience of providing tours for international schools across the world. Our team will be able to provide you with all the information you need, competitive prices and customise your tour to your exact requirements.
24/7 Emergency Contact
At Equity, we do as much as we can to ensure your tip runs smoothly, but should you need to contact us whilst on a trip, a duty manager is available 24 hours a day/7days a week on an emergency number, which will be supplied when you book a tour with us. No matter your question, our team wil be able to deal efficiently and effectively with any problems or questions you encounter.
We are an official school tour provider for GEMS Education schools around the world.
Orginally founded in Dubai in 1968, GEMS now has a network of over 70 schools, in over a dozen countries – from Saudi Arabia to the United States and is the largest education provider in the UAE.
When using a GEMS Education provider, you can be assured knowing that our tours meet the highest industry standards and we are committed to delivering life enhancing learning solutions outside of the classroom.
Health and Safety
We have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place to safeguard your group during your trip, which is audited by external health and safety bodies. We also have a Health and Safety Manager who oversees all our accomodation audits and works directly with Outdoor Education Advisors.
Download our Health & Safety Booklet
For up-to-date travel information on specific countries you are planning on visiting, please see the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Partnerships & Affiliations
We’re proud partners with Snow-Camp, The British School Girls’ and the British School Boys’ Races, as well as the chosen school ski trip provider for SnowSport England, and affiliated with the Ski Club of Great Britain. We’ve also partnered up with Surfanic International to provide our school groups with top of the range ski-wear at the best prices! Find out more about our partnerships.
At Equity, all of our tours are financially protected. This is secured by our tours being ATOL protected by the UK Civil Aviation Authority, as well as being members of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents).
ABTA (no. V5376)
Equity is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) which is dedicated to raising standards of quality, safety, service and financial security.
You can be sure that when you book with us all of your arrangements will be in the best hands and you are protected financially by our ABTA bond.
ATOL (no. 2680)
For your complete peace of mind the air tour and flights that are arranged by Equity are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. If you are abroad with your party and an airline fails, our ATOL bonding ensures that we will get you home as quickly as possible.
School Travel Forum
We are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF) which means we adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice, and Safety Management Standards that are reviewed each year- so you can book with us knowing that we:
- Understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel
- Manage safety effectively
- Offer fair terms & conditions, and the best financial security
- Are fully inspected every year by independent experts
The Council for Leaning Outside the Classroom is a registered charity in the UK, existing to promote learning outside of the classroom (LOtC). We have been awarded The LOtC badge, which enables schools and youth groups to have confidence that the services we offer provide maximum support and minimal paperwork.
IATA's (International Air Transport Association) mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 280 airlines - the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 83% of total air traffic. The IATA accreditation means that we are allowed to issue tickets on behalf of scheduled airlines.
International School Feedback
Europe History Tour
The tour ran really well. Very smooth overall. All the arrangements for tours and guides worked well. All in all, the best tour so far. Thanks again for all your help.
Perth College - Western Australia
The tour was wonderful. Our tour representative was great and lots of fun. In terms of the itinerary - everything worked, the hotel was great too and perfect location - an amazing success.
Willetton Senior High School - Western Australia
London & Paris Educational Tour
We travelled with our school group from Bogota, Colombia last year with Equity to London and Paris; and were very happy with the organization and support offered by the team. The kids had a great time visiting, highly enjoyed the tours offered and we were reassured that an excellent guide was with them all the time.
Yury Bernal, International Coordinator, Sitio de Contacto SAS
Ski Trip To Mammoth Mountain, California
The Inn was extrememly accomodating and staff were friendly and quick to solve any issues. We would give him (Equity representative) a 100 if possible, he was outstanding. He sorted everything smoothly and efficiently. The children and staff love him, he was an integral part of the group from day one.
Academia Británica Cuscatleca - El Salvador
New York Arts Tour
Overall the tour was great, our guide was very attentive to our needs and well organised.
Wesley College - Western Australia