The Kench Hill Charity is a non-profit making organisation. We keep prices as low as possible to ensure this life-changing experience is affordable to all. School visits are charged per pupil subject to a minimum group size of 26 in peak weeks (22 in off-peak weeks). Smaller groups WILL be charged the minimum group size unless by prior agreement. Hackney Council schools are subsidised. The cost is inclusive of full board, lodging and teaching, but excludes transport and any additional optional activity/entrance fees. For self-led groups a lower charge is applied – please contact us to discuss your requirements. Hackney schools are charged a non-refundable* booking fee of £500** payable within 2 weeks of booking. This can be added to the fee charged to pupils or paid direct from  school budget. Parents can be asked for a voluntary donation to cover the cost of board & lodging (approx 50% of total fee).  The final invoice is sent post-visit.

Hackney school pupils may be eligible for a Kench Hill Bursary of up to £50*** for a 5 day visit. Information and application forms can be downloaded from this site (See School Journey Grant)
Staff are given free places at the ratio of 1:10 pupils.
If planning to bring a group of 35+ pupils we may be able to offer a reduced per pupil rate.
Prices shown below are for a 5 day/4 night trip eg Monday-Friday. Shorter trips are charged pro rata.

* From September 2016 we will refund all or part of the booking fee in the final invoice if group size exceeds the minimum, on a sliding scale.
** SPECIAL OFFER – Bulk Booking Discount
Book 2+ weeks and pay reduced booking fee eg 2 weeks = £700 (£350 per week), 3 weeks = £1000 (£333 per week)
*** The school journey grant was withdrawn by Hackney Council in 2014. Kench Hill Centre is actively raising funds to replace the grant and is committed to assisting those children in need.  Schools are expected to use Pupil Premium to fund journeys.


Hackney Schools Rate (5 days)

PEAK (Mid-Feb to mid-Nov) £180 per pupil  (minimum group size 26)
OFF-PEAK (Mid-Nov to mid-Feb) £145 per pupil (min group size 24)
PLUS >£500 non-refundable booking fee

Non-Hackney Schools Rate (5 days)

PEAK  £200 per pupil (minimum group size of 26)
OFF-PEAK  £155 per pupil
£1000 deposit or payment on account