Pupils get to experience a very different world to their own simply by staying at one of our venues. Our residential visits are delivered in a range of diverse and inspiring locations across the UK.
We have a huge range of fun, interesting and safe school activities from which to choose. Our programmes are designed to be flexible and to cover many subject areas and key stages.
The Staff Room is where you can find all required statutory information covering Public Liability Insurance, Child Protection policy, Risk Assessments and other useful documents.
First Education & School Travel is part of First Group plc, one of Britain's largest train and bus operators. FirstGroup operates 3 rail franchises and around a fifth of bus services, carrying approximately 1.6 million passengers a day. We are a specialised area within the FirstGroup of companies headed up by a small team with over 30 years combined experience of school trips, educational travel and outdoor adventure. We offer residential visits and tours throughout the UK in partnership with over 70 outdoor centres, hostels and camps.
We offer an ALL-INCLUSIVE school trips package service - bringing together each aspect of the trip to make sure you get exactly what you want from your experience. We carry out all the leg work on your behalf, booking transport, accommodation, meals, sourcing fun, exciting and safe activities, and providing the full range of appropriate risk assessments to satisfy all due diligence. Our packages are high in quality, low in cost and arranged suitably for all key stage age groups.
We already work with many schools arranging trips of all kinds, from 2, 3 ,4 or 5 night outdoor adventure programmes to City or Historical tours of any length. Our service is truly bespoke. Whatever type of trip you are looking for for your group, we are confident we can find a fabulous solution for you.
Our programmes are delivered ALL YEAR ROUND and we are able to offer even greater value for trips taken during low season (November to March). Simply make contact with us with your preferred dates and size of group and we will provide an ALL-INCLUSIVE package price for you.
As members of The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom we understand the benefits of learning outdoors and in new environments. We offer a range of diverse opportunities that give young people a chance to experience new places and to have fun in exciting surroundings.
We offer a one–stop shop, all-inclusive service for schools providing a range of affordable, high quality, fully packaged activities and school trips.
First Education & School Travel takes its duty to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults seriously. We recognise our responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure that any organisation, company or individual employed by us or delivering services on our behalf, has Safeguarding and Health & Safety policies, practices and procedures in place to ensure any young/vulnerable people are safe and secure whilst participating in an Educational/Group visit. All our services and those of our partners are covered by current and full public liability insurance and we carry out regular audits to ensure that each aspect of our programmes are delivered in a safe, compliant and rigorous manner.
Our business is about providing great experiences for pupils and staff in a range of safe and inspiring environments. Our commitment is to providing high quality, low cost and value for money school trips offering a fully supported and flexible service to each group and group leader. We are committed to keeping costs as low as possible to encourage greater participation and to try to reduce the number of pupils left behind in the classroom. We aim to provide memorable and potentially life changing experiences for young people with the hope that they will be inspired to want to explore more of the incredible world around them.