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Covid-19 Response for Schools

Posted By: Magdalen, 1st April
Covid-19 Response for Schools

We are here to help you and your students get back to some sort of normality after such a difficult period for all.  Children have missed out on so many opportunities and experiences that we have a pick n'mix of options to suit everyone

Planning ahead

The Government is releasing new guidance every week but we are now able to offer both day trips and residentials following social distancing guidelines.

Here at Magdalen we have made a number of changes to help teachers plan future school trips.  These changes include:

  • Flexible payment terms– only pay a small deposit to secure your chosen dates.
  • Full refunds if Magdalen is closed or unable to run any prebooked sessions.
  • 80% refund on residentials that can't take place due to Covid-19 isolating whether individual or group based (for 2021 bookings only)
  • Prices held for 2021 – no price rises despite extra Covid-19 costs
  • Sole use accommodation for each group
  • Dedicated play space for each accommodation block – campfield with climbing frame and zip wire for Centre users and garden grounds for Farmhouse.
  • Reduced minimum group numbers on residential trips – stay in the Centre now with a group of 20 + or Magdalen Farmhouse with 10+ students.
  • Covid-19 response with enhanced cleaning, and updated risk assessments

Dawn to Dusk Days – Magdalen’s Residential replacement

Your children would have been looking forward to their school residential trips - they have missed out on being with their friends, taking part in fun activities and enjoying time away.  If you want your students to enjoy some aspect of their residential but without the sleeping over part then join us for our "Dawn to Dusk" days 










Let us build you a bespoke day which can include:

  •   Flexible timings from 8am to 8pm
  •   Parent drop off & pick up - no need for coaches
  •   Breakfast , lunch and supper options - enjoy meals together
  •   Activities out on the farm including the famous Magdalen Campfire - all tailored to suit your requirements.
  •   Class bubble activities - we have enough space on the farm for 3 class bubbles at any one time

Tell us about a topic or theme and we will plan a fun and exciting day out that your students will remember.

1 to 1 or small group sessions

Not every child will find it easy to fit into the rigours of school life that is why at Magdalen we offer a variety of bespoke options to suit individuals or small groups - helping children to broaden their skill set, build their self-esteem and improving their social skills and communications. 

Sessions can be one off or on a regular basis throughout the school term.  Our dedicated team will guide your students in a programme designed around them and their needs.


Forest Schools & Transitions - free sessions

There will be some children who have struggled with coming back to school after lockdown but are also concerned about transitioning to a new school in 2021.  We have some funding to offer free sessions for up to 6 students in Year 6 using Forest School activities to build self-esteem, skills and relationships.



Please contact us if you want to know more about Magdalen, our offer to schools or our Covid-19 response

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