Bespoke school trips and in-school activities, tailored to meet the needs of your school and pupils.

Why offer school trips and activity days?

ATE has been delivering imaginative, educational, activities to children and young people for over 50 years. We offer a holistic and creative approach to education, and due to demand, we have grown to offer bespoke, high quality in-school activity days, residential trips for both school and non-school groups, and CPD Training to share our knowledge, skills and expertise with schools. We bring bespoke delivery crafted to meet the individual needs of your school and your pupils.

ATE understands learning as a social and emotional activity. In every aspect of what we do we foster a community environment where we support learning through play, adventure, positive human interactions and the nurturing of self-belief. We strive to assist in providing children with positive experiences by taking the time to develop creativity, imagination, motivation and skills.

Why choose ATE for your school?

ATE’s staff body is made up of a group of practitioners who believe in what we do. All staff have undergone intensive residential training and our senior staff have worked at every level of the organisation. Many of these staff members are education professionals, who are trained and work within the areas of Senior Leadership Teaching, Primary and Secondary Teaching, and Forest Schools. This dynamic staff body brings knowledge, talents and understanding from a wide variety of contexts. Uncompromising on quality, we demand consistently professional standards from ourselves and are hugely invested in our expert and diverse staff body.

ATE is not for profit and is endorsed by representatives from the ASCL (formerly the Secondary Heads Association), The Professional Association of Teachers, NUT (The National Union of Teachers), The Society of Education Offices, SEDA, The British Council and NASUWT. Our Governing Council is comprised of leaders in the world of education; Baroness HM Warnock, Professor Tim Brighouse, Sir David Green K.C.M.G., Sir Bruce Liddington, Dr. Eric Macfarlane O.B.E. Sir Michael Perry G.B.E. and Stuart Linderman. The Council makes sure that keeping children safe, both physically and emotionally, is ATE’s top priority.

“I have known and admired the educational thinking behind ATE for many years. It was first developed through Colony Holidays, and I have known many children who have benefited enormously from a new enjoyment in learning, a sense of personal responsibility, and the disciplines of co-operation and working with others to get things done. I believe it would be extremely beneficial if such ideas could be extended, through the training of teachers, from the context of holidays into the classroom.”

Baroness Mary Warnock of Weeke