Cost is often identified as one of the main barriers preventing schools from offering residential experiences to all of their students as an integrated and progressive part of their curriculum.

As a consequence, for many schools residentials are provided as an enrichment, rather than as an entitlement.

This section of the website shares ideas about how residential programmes can be funded and what some schools are doing to make them less expensive.

“In the recent Ofsted, back in January, our Inspector felt our use of pupil premium was having an amazing impact. We’re using pupil premium to ensure our residentials are inclusive for all children.”

Headteacher, New Forest Partnership


Be inspired by our case studies from Learning Away schools.

Access free resources to help you plan your own brilliant residentials including our Lower-cost models resource showing how Learning Away schools develop affordable residential programmes.

Have a look at our theory about how change happens on brilliant residentials.

Read our recommendations for schools, providers, policy makers and researchers. 

Read our independent evaluation report.