Experiences and Residential Trips for Secondary Schools

Character development is at the core of each Kingswood programme, focusing on confidence, resilience, and life skills alongside curriculum-linked programmes for secondary school pupils. Our residential trips for secondary schools create unforgettable experiences.

Our locations for Secondary School Residential Trips

France France
France
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50.02243544955044
1.3170991509544354
North Devon North Devon
North Devon

Ultimate Adventure Centre

Abbotsham Road, Bideford

EX39 5AP

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51.01983975822661
-4.237956775488145
Staffordshire Staffordshire
Staffordshire

Staffordshire

Barn Lane, Near Albrighton, Wolverhampton, WV7 3AW

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52.621356928389076
-2.245027699918136
Peak Venture South Yorkshire
Peak Venture

Peak Venture

Huddersfield Road, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7GF  

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53.54085674830587
-1.6459536324146862
Overstrand Hall Norfolk
Overstrand Hall

Overstrand Hall

48 Cromer Road, Norfolk, NR27 0JJ

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52.91950788873143
1.331556473105466
Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

Old School Buildings, Hill Way Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5PH

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50.67698056426513
-1.0931676730022155
Grosvenor Hall Ashford, Kent
Grosvenor Hall

Grosvenor Hall

Kennington, Ashford, TN25 4AJ

For SatNav please use TN24 9JZ

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51.168281287692025
0.8736439711927327
West Runton West Runton, Norfolk
West Runton

West Runton, Cromer Road

West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9NF

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52.93950586429346
1.2401689858674305
Green Park Aston Clinton, Bucks
Green Park

Kingswood - Green Park, Aston Clinton, Bucks, HP22 5NE

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51.79512018823052
-0.7165000729612457
Dukeshouse Wood Hexham, Northumberland
Dukeshouse Wood

Dukeshouse Wood

Fellside, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1TP

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54.96047227634728
-2.0876329823865647
Dearne Valley Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Dearne Valley

Dearne Valley

Denaby Main, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN12 4EA

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53.49135273546239
-1.2330529302028703
Colomendy Denbighshire, North Wales
Colomendy

Colomendy Loggerheads,
Near Mold,
Denbighshire,
CH7 5LB

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53.14984223754579
-3.1961417096964424

Offers for Schools

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Inspirational Team
Programmes

We provide a broad range of activity packages to ensure you have an adventure that best suits your group. Your programme will act as the core theme of your group visit, matched with learning outcomes of your choice. Explore our options below:

This subsidised 5-day residential adventure is designed to support young people on their journey to adulthood by boosting social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

NCS Live It (formerly Skills4Life)

This subsidised 5-day residential adventure is designed to support young people on their journey to adulthood by boosting social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

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A 5-day, fully-funded programme for 15-17 year olds to find their feet in the world of work through adventure activities and workshops.

NCS Boss It

A 5-day, fully-funded programme for 15-17 year olds to find their feet in the world of work through adventure activities and workshops.

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Accredited by Skills Builder Partnership (level 3), this programme combines essential life skills with teambuilding challenges and activities.

Skills4Life Higher Education

Accredited by Skills Builder Partnership (level 3), this programme combines essential life skills with teambuilding challenges and activities.

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Using the outdoors as a vehicle for learning and personal development; enhancing social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Skills4Life 11-15 Yrs

Using the outdoors as a vehicle for learning and personal development; enhancing social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

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A flexible activity programme to support your specific learning outcomes

Adventure Plus

A flexible activity programme to support your specific learning outcomes

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A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

Sports Experiences

A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

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In partnership with Voyager Travel we have four beautiful centres set in breathtaking parts of France, perfect for an immersive residential.

French Discovery

In partnership with Voyager Travel we have four beautiful centres set in breathtaking parts of France, perfect for an immersive residential.

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Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Environmental Field Studies

Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

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Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

English in Action

Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

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A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

Corporate Packages

A unique experience to develop as a team, get out of the office and boost company wellbeing

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Immersive language programme with breath-taking activities.

Adventure for International Students

Immersive language programme with breath-taking activities.

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A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

Adventure

A perfectly pre-built activity programme delivering confidence, resilience and life-skills

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This subsidised 5-day residential adventure is designed to support young people on their journey to adulthood by boosting social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

NCS Live It (formerly Skills4Life)

Our acclaimed 5-day residential adventure designed to support young people on their journey to adulthood.

Find out more
A 5-day, fully-funded programme for 15-17 year olds to find their feet in the world of work through adventure activities and workshops.

NCS Boss It

Forget everything you think you know about employability courses. Join us for 5 days of adventure, workshops and inspiration.

Find out more
Accredited by Skills Builder Partnership (level 3), this programme combines essential life skills with teambuilding challenges and activities.

Skills4Life Higher Education

An impactful outdoor education programme for students in higher education

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Using the outdoors as a vehicle for learning and personal development; enhancing social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Skills4Life 11-15 Yrs

Using the outdoors as a vehicle for learning and personal development; enhancing social, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

Find out more
A flexible activity programme to support your specific learning outcomes

Adventure Plus

A flexible activity programme to support your specific learning outcomes

Find out more
A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

Sports Experiences

A range of sport and adventure opportunites to build confidence and team skills.

Find out more
In partnership with Voyager Travel we have four beautiful centres set in breathtaking parts of France, perfect for an immersive residential.

French Discovery

In partnership with Voyager Travel we have four beautiful centres set in breathtaking parts of France, perfect for an immersive residential.

Find out more
Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Environmental Field Studies

Give your students an outstanding field work experience at Kingswood.

Find out more
Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

English in Action

Students build in confidence and skill with our immersive English language and adventure experiences

Find out more
Awards &
Accreditations

A home away
from home

Our residential trips for secondary schools are about adventure, experience and memories but also feeling at home. Comfortable beds are essential after a busy day of adventure. New bunk beds and mattresses are in place or coming soon across selected centres.

For an experience closer to nature, our Adventure Lodges and Eco Pods are a must; we’ve even got nearby yurts and campfire areas for your evening entertainment.

Supporting
Teachers

Here at Kingswood, we do things differently.

Our Confidence Tracker tool enables you to deliver high-quality, educational outcomes and effectively evaluate and evidence your secondary school residential trip.

We offer a pre and post-visit toolkit to help you link your trip to tangible learning outcomes.

Our programmes link to the curriculum, from character development through to revision, so your students will benefit from every moment of their time away.

Launch trips with a whole host of digital resources while our trip planner portal provides you with everything you need in one place.

Important
Policies

All the policies and support you'll need for your trip.

Britannia Coach Services Terms and Conditions
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Booking Conditions
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Essential
Documents

We've put all the key documents and information you'll need for your secondary school trip.

Secondary Brochure
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Savings Form for Parents
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Launch letter to parents
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Introduction letter to parents
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Teachers Welcome Guide
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Activities for you

Discover a range of amazing team activities that build confidence, give achievable challenges and foster a sense of independence.

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Frequently asked
Questions for Secondary 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

Can we arrive outside set arrival times?

If you want to get even more out of your stay you can opt for one of our early arrival options and add an extra activity.

  • Standard Arrival
    Arrive at 14:30 to meet your group leader. Room allocations from 15:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.
  • Early arrival with 1 extra activity (lunch not included)
    Arrive at 12:30 (bring own packed lunch) and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 14:30.
  • Early with 1 extra activity (lunch included)
    Arrive at 12:30, hot lunch included and meet group leader. Room allocations from 14:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity schedules at 14:30.
  • Self-Led Early Arrival
    Arrive after 12:30, self-led time until standard arrival time 14:30 to meet group leader. Room allocations from 15:00 followed by ice breakers. First activity scheduled at 16:05.

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.

Do adults have single rooms?

Our teacher rooms are a mix of single and twin rooms, located close to the student dormitories. If you have specific requirements for single rooms, we will try to accommodate where possible.

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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