Kench Hill is a popular all-year residential Centre, a former ILEA facility for Hackney schools, but now operating as a charity for all inner-city groups. The cosy building and Kent location make it ideal at any season. We work mainly with Key Stage 2 (Years 4-6), but can facilitate and teach KS3-4 science, geography, art, DT etc. We aim to make the whole process as easy as possible for you, from booking transport and trips to leading activities. We strongly recommend preliminary visits for all new group leaders.
The main aim of the Centre is to provide highly motivating learning experiences. Our ethos is to help pupils develop self confidence, mutual respect, social skills and a sense of responsibility - achievable in a residential setting. Children often return to school with a new zest for learning and a more positive attitude towards others and this is just reward for their teachers’ high degree of commitment and effort so necessary for a successful, enjoyable visit.
Kench Hill is proud to be awarded the LOtC Quality Badge, ensuring that all aspects of our facility meets high standards of health and safety, as well as clear learning outcomes. We operate within the framework of ‘Every Child Matters.'
When you have booked your trip you will receive the Teacher's Pack. The information enclosed in the Teacher's Pack is to ensure that your Kench Hill visit is as well planned and problem-free as possible and has been drawn up with the help of experienced party leaders. It tries to cover as many points as can possibly arise in a residential situation and may cause apprehension at the thought of so many things to do, or that can go wrong! Don’t worry – very few problems do arise and over the years many thousands of students and their teachers have come to regard a stay at Kench Hill as a most positive and rewarding experience.