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Since 2008, we have offered our Year 6 pupils the opportunity to participate in a residential trip to Kingswood Adventure Activity Centre at Overstrand Hall in Norfolk. Kingswood provides a rewarding educational programme and offers thrilling outdoor and indoor adventure activities with secure, comfortable accommodation.

While residential courses organised by the school are optional, they are an invaluable part of the curriculum and pupils benefit hugely from the experience, both educationally and socially. We traditionally hold the trip at the beginning of the school year as we feel this helps the group bond and it is an enjoyable way to start what is a very busy and important year for the children.  The cost of the residential is typically around £250 and can be paid in full or in instalments in the months prior to the trip.

Kingswood 2019

The next Kingswood trip will take place from 2-6 September 2019.  Details of what the children will need to take with them are outlined below but full information will be provided to parents closer to the time.

A meeting about the Kingswood trip for Year 5 parents took place on Monday 28 January, to share information about the trip and the activities the children will undertake, and answer any questions.  There will be another meeting for parents later in the year to finalise all the arrangements for the trip.

Cost and payment schedule

Kingswood 2019 will cost approximately £270 per child, which includes all activities, transport, accommodation and meals.  This can be paid in full or by installments, as outlined below. Payments by regular smaller amounts are possible - please speak to the school office to make arrangements.

1st deposit
£40 due by Monday 25 February 2019
2nd deposit £115 due by Friday 12 April 2019
Final payment

Approx £115

due Friday 28 June 2019

Total cost Approx £270 dependent on the number of pupils going on the trip

Packing list

As well as the everyday items that your child normally needs, Kingswood have compiled a list of essential items for the visit.

  • Activity clothes including long sleeved tops and suitable trousers (they will get muddy so please send old clothes)
  • Pair of shorts
  • Clothes for the disco
  • Jumpers
  • Waterproof coat
  • Wellies or sturdy shoes
  • A pair of old trainers for activities, and also a dry pair
  • 1 bath towel for showers
  • Toiletries
  • Suncream, sun hat and sun glasses

Activity clothing

  • High ropes/climbing/abseiling:  Long sleeves and trousers
  • Team challenge:  Long sleeves and trousers
  • Nightline:  Old clothes, long sleeves and trousers
  • Archery:  Long sleeves
  • Laser zone:  Long sleeves and trousers
  • Alien survivor:  Wellies, long sleeves and trousers
  • Team tech:  No special requirements
  • Quad bikes:  Long sleeves and trousers
  • Bushcraft:  Old clothers, long sleeves and trousers
  • Fencing:  Long sleeves and trousers
  • Aeroball:  Long sleeves and trousers

Please ensure that all clothing and belongings are named and easily identified. 

Mobile phones, valuables etc

Kingswood and OJS do not allow children to take mobile phones on the trip: please ensure your child DOES NOT bring a mobile phone with them.  Cameras are not allowed on the trip, but staff will take lots of photos which will be shared via the school website.  Children should not take any valuables with them, so please ensure they leave their iPods, electronic games, jewellery etc at home.