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Challenge, engage and inspire your secondary students.

PGL secondary school residential trips take learning beyond the classroom and into the great outdoors. Through a variety of adventurous activities, students not only acquire new skills but also make discoveries, grow and achieve. 

Whether at a PGL residential activity centre in the UK or France, it’ll be a unique educational experience they’ll never forget.

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Students on the climbing wall at a PGL centre.
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We go above and beyond to protect the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our care.

Our long-standing dedication to safety has led to us holding over 15 governing and safety accreditations, and we voluntarily apply for Ofsted inspections to be on the Childcare Register.

Everything we do is built on five protective pillars:

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Safe People People are at the heart of all we do. From our ‘safer recruitment’ process (including enhanced DBS for all centre colleagues) to our in-depth training programmes, continuous development and supervision, we go the extra mile to ensure our guests are in the safest of hands.

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Safe Places Our centres are continuously monitored, maintained and risk-assessed by dedicated teams to ensure our places are safe and secure, always. What’s more, ongoing investment in our locations is powering breakthroughs in guest comfort and satisfaction.

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Safe Spaces We believe adventure is for everyone. We’ve developed our spaces with SEND, accessibility and inclusivity in mind, and can make further adjustments for guests’ individual needs wherever possible – our goal is to deliver enriching experiences for all.

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Safeguarding As the leader in our industry, we are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults in our care. Our teams are trained to recognise and report safeguarding concerns and aware of their responsibilities to safeguard guests.

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Safe Travels Our travel partners are carefully vetted to ensure they meet our high standards and are able to demonstrate effective safety management systems – providing transport that is safe, reliable, suitable for children and adaptable to the needs of our guests.

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Safe People People are at the heart of all we do. From our ‘safer recruitment’ process (including enhanced DBS for all centre colleagues) to our in-depth training programmes, continuous development and supervision, we go the extra mile to ensure our guests are in the safest of hands.

Safe Places Our centres are continuously monitored, maintained and risk-assessed by dedicated teams to ensure our places are safe and secure, always. What’s more, ongoing investment in our locations is powering breakthroughs in guest comfort and satisfaction.

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Safe Spaces We believe adventure is for everyone. We’ve developed our spaces with SEND, accessibility and inclusivity in mind, and can make further adjustments for guests’ individual needs wherever possible – our goal is to deliver enriching experiences for all.

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Safeguarding As the leader in our industry, we are committed to ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults in our care. Our teams are trained to recognise and report safeguarding concerns and aware of their responsibilities to safeguard guests.

Safe Travels Our travel partners are carefully vetted to ensure they meet our high standards and are able to demonstrate effective safety management systems – providing transport that is safe, reliable, suitable for children and adaptable to the needs of our guests.

Our Locations

Hover over or tap on the map markers below to find out more about each centre.
Filter the centres using the dropdowns or via the buttons below.

Programmes Available for Secondary Schools:



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Break out of the classroom and harness the power of outdoor learning with R.E.A.C.H., tailored specifically for unforgettable residential trips for secondary schools. 

At PGL, we’ve identified what matters to students and created our new R.E.A.C.H. framework designed to spark incredible breakthroughs in their education through adventure.

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Programmes

Make a difference and help your students achieve more while creating lasting memories on a secondary school residential trip with PGL. We have many different ways to inspire your students, from subject-specific study courses to educational tours abroad.

All our programmes are curriculum-linked and we’ll give you all the support you need to help make learning an adventure for your students.

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Activities

PGL is the home of adventure! Our varied programmes offer over 40 exhilarating activities for your secondary school residential trip spanning land, water and sky, giving your students a remarkable journey of excitement and discovery.

Safety always comes first – all our outdoor learning activities are fully insured, and our team of trained instructors prioritise your students’ well-being throughout every adventure.

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FAQ

What’s included in a PGL residential trip for secondary schools?

From accommodation to activities, equipment, food and drink – everything you need is included when you book a residential trip for your secondary school with PGL. You’ll find no hidden costs with us! 

Do you tailor secondary school trips to the curriculum?

Yes! We have a range of courses that are tailored to your secondary school curriculum. Just get in touch with our helpful team and we’ll get planning your epic educational adventure with PGL! 

What are the benefits of a residential trip for secondary schools?

Residential trips for secondary schools offer a variety of benefits for students, such as fostering teamwork, building independence, enhancing social skills and providing hands-on learning experiences outside of traditional academic settings. These secondary school trips also promote personal development and offer a break from routine, contributing to a well-rounded education. 

What’s the food like?

Your pupils will need some nutritious meals to fuel them for the day ahead and replenish their energy after thrilling activities on our residential trips for secondary schools! Our outdoor activity centres offer a variety of options: a hearty breakfast spread with hot food, cereals, pastries, fruit, and yoghurt; a delicious sandwich selection for lunch with salad and fruit choices; and classic dinner options like bangers & mash and fish & chips! 

We accommodate various dietary requirements for religious, cultural, or medical reasons – simply inform us of any needs during your secondary school trip with PGL.

You can take a look at our tasty meals to come on our sample menu.

What happens in the evenings?

After an energetic day conquering our fabulously fun adventure activities, the fun continues into the evening! After dinner, your secondary school students can get involved with some chill activities like campfires, quizzes, games and more. Sometimes, there might even be a disco so students can boogie the night away with their friends!

Then it’s time to settle down and hop into bed. Your students will have another action-packed day of multi-activities, therefore, they all must get a good night’s sleep.

What’s the residential accommodation like for secondary schools?

Depending on your secondary school residential trip location, students will mostly be staying in dormitory-style rooms situated in our main buildings, chalets and more, with tent villages also being available at some locations.

Our dormitory rooms can hold large groups of pupils, some of which feature en suites and some with shared facilities. For teachers, we have single and en suite rooms and tents which can sleep one or two teachers.

What facilities does the residential activity centre have?

Our outdoor residential activity centres have many great facilities for you and your students! They’re mostly based on-site with some being just a short walk away. Let’s take a look at the facilities that you can expect to see at some of our locations:

  • Playing fields/Floodlit sports pitch/Netball courts/Sports dome
  • Classrooms/Lecture theatres
  • Sports Halls
  • Shops
  • Teachers’ lounges/bars
  • Beaches
  • Lakes
  • Indoor activity zones
  • Outdoor heated swimming pools
  • Historic rooms
  • Common room
  • Drying rooms
  • Gym
  • IT Facilities

Find your residential centre location to see the exact facilities available on your secondary school trip.

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