Winter Residential Trips

A winter residential can be transformative for your class. A residential earlier in the year offers students a different but hugely beneficial experience with fantastic learning outcomes and the development of valuable life skills.

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Winter Offer

29th November 2022 to 25th February 2023

2 Days 1 Night £90 + VAT
3 Days 2 Nights £140 + VAT
5 Days 4 Nights £260 + VAT

  • Typical arrival is 1pm and departure is 12.30pm, these times can be adjusted to suit your school day and travel
  • Activity content throughout each day, and in the evening(s)
  • Bring a packed lunch on arrival day, with the option for full board and accommodation thereafter
  • Price shown is per person
  • Accompanying staff free on a 1:10 ratio

The Benefits

Boost Resilience and Wellbeing

Residentials improve students’ resilience, self-confidence and wellbeing. Students are more willing to try something new and ask for help, push themselves and participate in class. Imagine teaching a class with more self-belief for the rest of the school year!

Increase Engagement with Learning

Residentials improve students’ engagement with learning, including positive changes in behaviour and attendance. Going on a residential trip in the winter months will give them a passion for learning which can live on throughout the year.

Embed Learning back in School

Going on a winter residential allows time for learning and development to be embedded back in school. We know residentials have a long term impact on students’ progress and attainment when followed up on their return to school.

Foster Deeper Relationships

Residentials foster deeper relationships which are sustained back in school. The sooner a teacher gets to know their pupils, the sooner they can ‘set them up for success’. Winter residentials allow relationships between staff and students to become more trusting and respectful back in the classroom. Students get to know teachers as individuals; staff gain a better understanding of their students and how to respond to them.

Discover New Learning Opportunities

 The longer nights and shorter days offer new learning opportunities on an outdoor residential:

  • Try out astronomy
  • Take a night walk
  • Go exploring in the dark
  • Enjoy exhilarating winter weather

The beginning of the school year is also a great time of year to kick start key subjects with inspiring hands on learning indoors.

The Facts


of pupils said the way they were taught on the residential will help them do better in the subject in question


of primary pupils said they know their teacher better as a result of their residential


of secondary students said they get on better with others in their class


of primary pupils said that their behaviour at school is better after a residential


of secondary pupils felt more strongly motivated to learn.

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Our Location

Our 22 acre site is perched on the edge of the North Devon coast near Appledore. This ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ is one of the finest outdoor settings in the UK, we are surrounded by diverse geographical areas - the perfect environment to explore, learn and have fun!

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