The evidence

There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating the particular impact of residential experiences on young people’s learning and wider development.

Through its action research and rigorous external evaluation, Learning Away is making a significant contribution to what we know about how high-quality residential learning can enhance learner engagement, teacher-student relationships and achievement in core subjects, and support school staff to develop new and powerful teaching practices.

Here you can access our latest published findings, alongside compelling evidence other key organisations have gathered to support and evaluate their residential learning programmes as well as wider learning outside the classroom practices.

“When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development.”

Ofsted, LOtC: how far should you go?, 2008


Be inspired by our case studies from Learning Away schools.

Explore Getting Started and access free resources to help you plan your own brilliant residentials.

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.