Hengistbury Head outdoor Education Centre


Schools Field Studies

Outdoor learning is imperative to the National Curriculum

There is no better location to support environmental education than Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour. Opportunities for environmental studies are unrivalled due to the dynamics of the internationally important and stunningly beautiful site that surrounds the Centre, and we can accommodate up to 90 students at a time and within easy reach of Bournemouth and Poole

Click below to find out more about:

Key Stage One

  • Keystage one Education
    Key Stage 1 most popular sessions are:


    Investigating the Seashore

    Exploring the Local Environment

    People of the Past

Key Stage Two

  • Keystage Two Education
    For Key Stage 2 groups we offer:

    Rocks and Soils

    Weather and Climate

    Investigating Rivers


    Conserving the Environment

    People of the Past

Key Stage Three

  • Keystage Three Education

    For Key Stage 3 and above you could choose from one of these sessions:

    Investigating Coasts


    Weather and Climate

    Rocks and Soils

    The Human Impact on Hengistbury Head

Key Stage Four

  • Keystage Four Education

    For Key Stage 4 and above we will be happy to create a customised session for a particular project or piece of coursework.

    Please call us for more details:

    01202 425173

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we offer

  • Half day or full day sessions, available all year round
  • Structured environmental activities, concurrent with the national curriculum, for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3
  • We can create bespoke environmental studies sessions
  • Passionate teaching staff convey invaluable local knowledge
  • Environmental activities can be undertaken in our safe and attractive grounds such as minibeast hunting!
  • Stunning study sites on the headland are within walking distance of the Centre
  • The land train is an ever popular option for the return journey
  • All planning done for you and all equipment, worksheets and resources are provided
  • Our minibus can facilitate the transport of students to and from the Centre

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