Venues that can offer pastoral care for under 18's


I’m looking for a residential, economical, venue in SE England/Midlands that can also offer pastoral care for under 18’s. Any idea’s ?. We’ve had no luck finding anywhere suitable for our residential film school that will take place for 2 weeks in August 2019.

Thanks, Jacqueline UKFS

Hey Jacqueline @MelissaJane @Voicey may have some ideas

Hi @UKFS - What sort of venues are you after? Hotel type venues mainly? (So assuming ones with conference spaces etc?)

Let me know your specs & budgets etc and I’ll put the feelers out for you and hopefully come up with some suggestions. Feel free to either reply on this thread or message me privately through this site.

Perhaps an academic venue would be well set up for this? This venue consortium specialises in education venues in the UK.

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Ah Belinda… you always have a link!!

I don’t know of anywhere but have you tried boarding schools? You may have to bring in additional staff but they may have the facilities & accommodation. Also might be glad of additional income during the summer.

I sure do. They actually do an annual show called the Academic Venue Show, which I’ve been to before but unfortunately it’s already been and gone this year. I have also visited a number of academic venues and been surprised at what good value they are. Hosting at a university is especially fitting for events with an educational bent. Worth checking out!

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We’ve been approaching boarding schools and youth centres but as the students are aged from 12 -18 we need some pastoral care so hotels would not be suitable. Any ideas appreacited.

Thanks Belinda. I’ll check out their website

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Thanks Melissa. Yes, we’ve approached some boarding schools but they don’t want to provide pastoral care.

I’ll have a think for you

When I was at school (which is admittedly some time ago :flushed:), we went on a retreat to the Maryvale Institute in Tenbury Wells. Might be worth giving them a call?

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Could you get agency staff in to deliver the pastoral care?

Hi Jacqueline, how are you getting on with this? Have you approached The National Association for Pastoral Care in Education? I was just thinking that they might be able to advise or have some useful contacts.

Also have you explored holiday camps… you might need to book well in advance and/out of season but it might be worth investigating. Butlins do exclusive hire and educational events.

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Thanks Melissa, very helpful. I’ll check it out.

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