Minstead Study Centre

School visits to Minstead Study Centre

What makes a Minstead residential so special?

The Learning Philosophy Caring for the Earth, working co-operatively, taking responsibility for our actions and understanding the need to live sustainably. A magical place where we help develop personal responsibility and nurture positive attitudes, so that children are able to establish and understand their connection, influence and responsibilities towards the people, plants and animals of Planet Earth.

We have developed a unique approach to working effectively with children, allowing us to make learning hands on, reflective and most of all fun.  Time at Minstead enriches children and adults alike, by living, learning and working together.The experience will improve social skills and confidence to learn outside the classroom.

The Thengapalli story

Linked up learning – around a central story Everything we do is built around your ‘Story’; from laying of tables for breakfast, making of beds, cleaning and tidying for inspection, walking to the woods, feeding the sheep, chicken egg collecting and considering the rich and poor of the world.

Our programmes provide a core of science and geography studies, delivered in an exciting and innovative manner. You might be a Viking, a Celt or an eco-warrior, a green man, a Greek God, a rainforest aboriginal or even one of the fairy folk. The programmes always reach into art, drama, music, religion and history and all activities are linked to Curriculum needs.

Wonderful grounds and big walks through the New Forest On our site you will meet woolly sheep, clucking chickens, smelly herbs, ancient Iron Age roundhouse, vegetable gardens, coppiced woodland and a Mizmaze.

Out in the Forest, a walk to a world of deep dank bogs, purple heathlands, towering wild woods and coniferous fairy forests.

The Head or Deputy, who are both qualified teachers, will lead most of the sessions.Understanding, planning and successful implementation of the programme are essential to achieving a memorable and enjoyable visit.



Minstead Study Centre
School Lane,
Minstead, Hampshire SO43 7GJ

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What teachers say...

Calmore School “The Minstead ethos ensured that we all felt nurtured and cared for.

Children and staff came away 10 feet taller and changed forever”

Langstone Juniors "The children have become more confident, independent and of course more environmenally aware"

Twyford Primary "We had an amazing time as always, a very big thanks to all"

Marchwood Juniors "The children really loved the food"

Abbotswood Juniors "Children were instantly engaged and are now motivated to make a change"