Information for Schools

Here you'll find all the information you need for your residential trip.

A home away
from home

A residential is an exciting time for your students but we want you to enjoy the trip as much as possible.
That's why all our centres have a dedicated teacher's lounge fully decked out to give you space to relax, reconnect or catch up on some work.
Party Leader rooms are fully-equipped with amenities like tea & coffee making to allow you to feel at home in your accommodation.

Preview our

We host regular preview days at all our centres so that you can experience first-hand everything Kingswood has to offer.

Our preview visits provide the perfect opportunity for you to get to know our team and see other groups' visits in action.
You will receive a guided tour of our grounds and facilities and you can even try some of our activities for yourself.

View our upcoming preview days below or sign up to our emails to be the first to know about our future dates.


All aspects of our operation are subject to risk assessment by our own in-house team. These are individuals who are qualified and experienced in outdoor education, adventurous activity and health and safety.

The content of the risk assessments are subject to further review and scrutiny by external Technical Advisors, statutory regulators and inspectors from the British Activity Providers Association.

All of our risk assessments are reviewed on an annual basis as a minimum but may be subject to additional review and updates following incidents, external inspections, feedback from user groups or changes to operational practices.

The links below provide risk management details for each of our centres. This will help you understand the main risks there are on each site, how we manage supervision, team qualifications and training, our insurance details and any accreditations the centre holds for its activity delivery.

It is very unlikely that your visit approvals process will require you to obtain copies of all our risk assessments. The Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel produces guidance on asking for Provider's risk assessments which you can read here.

Launching your

Now that you've booked your trip, it's time to plan all the details and tell your class or group the good news! In this area you will find useful information, forms and downloads to use in planning your visit and launching to parents.


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Our partner company,  Britannia Coach Services, offer a convenient and competitive travel service for you to save time and money.
Once you've booked your trip, Britannia Coach Services will contact you to provide a personalised transport quote for your trip.

If you have received a transport quote, you can respond online at the link below or for transport enquires contact the transport team on 01603 309 373 or email

Protective service

All drivers from our coach operators are experienced in transporting school groups and have been through a DBS background check. Their vehicles are kept in top condition and meet all European safety standards as a minimum.

Hassle-free travel
When you book your visit to Kingswood, we will automatically send you a competitive transport quote tailored to your trip – so you won’t have to spend time shopping around. Just let us know if you’d like to take us up on the quote and we will do the rest.

By land or sea
We also have links with trusted ferry companies for those visiting our Isle of Wight centre. For those visiting the Château, all transport is included.

Britannia Coach Services work with a network of reputable coach companies, all of which have longstanding relationships with Kingswood and we require all operators to comply with BAPA code practice.

Read Britannia's T&C's

Frequently asked
Questions for Schools

Can I preview the centre prior to my visit?

We are always happy to accommodate a preview of our centres. Please contact the centre you’re visiting to arrange a suitable date and time with the customer service department. Call our team on 0800 655 6564.

We are holders of the LOtC quality badge. This means you can be assured that we have met with required standards around safety, activity provision and learning outcomes. The Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel endorses the LOtC Quality Badge and the majority of Local Authority Outdoor Education Advisers have indicated that they accept the award in place of some or all of their checks. You can view which Local Authority Outdoor Education Advisers support the LOtC Quality Badge by visiting the OEAP website here.

Are you able to cater for specific dietary needs for those with allergies/intolerances?

We can cater for most dietary requirements. Please contact the centre as soon as possible to make them aware of any allergies which they can discuss with you to ensure the correct provisions are in place for your visit

Do we get lunch on departure day?

Yes. All guests get a packed lunch on departure and a hot option can be provided at an extra cost.

Can I add more guests to my booking?

Changes can be made to the number of guests up until room allocations and activity groups are set eight weeks prior to the trip. Changes after this point will depend on accommodation and activity availability on centre and it may not be possible to accommodate additional guests.

When will we receive our programme and room allocations?

We aim to send out your room plan and activity programme four weeks prior to your trip. To ensure we meet this deadline, we ask you to provide gender splits eight weeks prior to the trip. Details of the information required will be in your twelve week email and can be provided to us via your centre contact.

Can we request a specific accommodation building?

We are happy to take requests for specific accommodation blocks but we cannot offer any guarantees (unless specifically confirmed at time of booking), especially in peak periods. Your group may be sharing an accommodation block with other groups but we will endeavour to keep groups on separate floors and corridors.

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