We believe that residential learning experiences can have a huge impact on learning and development.  At Somerford Primary we offer two residential trips.


In Year 4 our children have the opportunity to visit Leeson House Field Studies Centre in Langton Matravers for two days and one night.  The children take part in a range of activities some of which are led by the specialist teacher at Leeson House.  The children also do a great deal of learning about staying away from home including: clearing up after meals, making beds.


In Year 6 the children are offered the chance to go to Fairthorne Manor in Botley,  Hampshire.  The children stay in tents for five days and four nights and take part in a range of outdoor activities including kyaking, climbing, survival skills and raft building. 


We appreciate that residential visits can be expensive, so we offer families the opportunity to pay for the trips in installments over the course of the year.  Families who are in receipt of certain benefits are entitled to pay a reduced rate for the residential visits.  If you are unsure whteher you qualify for a reduced rate please click here to go to an elibility checker.  If you have any concerns regarding paying for trips, please speak to Mrs Thacker our finance officer.