Benefits for schools

Learning Away has shown that residential experiences can have significant benefits for schools. Not only can they can help teachers to develop and extend their practice, but they can also contribute to transforming a school’s culture and ethos.

The schools involved in the Learning Away programme have used brilliant residentials to achieve breakthroughs in learner engagement, attainment and progress in core subjects, and teacher-student relationships – and have demonstrated that these outcomes can lead to wider, positive changes back in school. They have used residentials to deliver more successful transition experiences for their students (at all key stages) and have provided evidence that these experiences help to improve behaviour and attendance. Many of our schools have used the pupil premium to fund their residential programmes because they have been able to demonstrate how they help to ‘narrow the gap’ in attainment.

Find out more about how brilliant residentials can help to transform your school here.


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.