Pupils enjoy residential trips in both Year 5 and Year 6.  These action-packed events are designed to foster independence, courage in face of challenges, resilience and teamwork.

Both venues are in beautiful surroundings that invite pupils to dwell in and reflect upon God’s creation.  Pupils have some dedicated quiet time in which to do so.

The Mill – Overnight stay for Year 5 pupils

The Mill is William Ellis School’s centre for outdoor learning, The Mill, is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated in the picturesque village of Forest Green which lies nestled within the Surrey Hills just outside Dorking.  Personal Development programmes have been running there for over 30 years.

The Mill is an old corn watermill with attached cottages that sit in an estate of about ten acres of woodland, meadow and stream. The buildings have been sympathetically converted to provide year round sleeping accommodation.  Facilities at the centre also include a field work laboratory, a computer equipped classroom and a games room.

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PGL – Year 6 weekend residential

PGL have over 65 years of experience providing thrilling, educational and inspiring residential activity holidays for pupils of all ages. All PGL residential activity centres have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.  PGL uses the outdoors to deliver unforgettable residential school trips for primary pupils that makes for lasting memories.

We currently use the Bawdsley Manor  venue in Suffolk, which has the added bonus of being beside the sea.  Pupils enjoy a range of exciting, and sometimes hair-raising challenges, including a raft building and a giant swing!  Pupils learn to work as team and encourage others to succeed in individual tasks.

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