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 (24 in off-peak weeks). Smaller groups WILL be charged the minimum group size unless by prior agreement. 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.
From September 2018 Hackney schools are charged a reduced non-refundable* booking/administration fee of £250 per week, payable within 2 weeks of booking. This can be added to the fee charged to pupils or paid direct from school budget. Regretfully we had to increase the pupil rate, as all funding from London Borough of Hackney was withdrawn from April 2018. 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 according to number of attendees.
Non-Hackney schools pay a deposit of approx. 50% of final costs at the time of booking.
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.
** The school journey grant was withdrawn by Hackney Council in 2014.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.
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-20
Hackney Schools Rate (5 days)
PEAK (Mid-Feb to mid-Nov) £200 per pupil (minimum group size 26)
OFF-PEAK (Mid-Nov to mid-Feb) £155 per pupil (min group size 24)
PLUS £250 non-refundable booking/administration fee
Non-Hackney Schools Rate (5 days) 50% deposit required at time of booking
PEAK £225 per pupil (minimum group size of 26)
OFF-PEAK £180 per pupil (min group size 24)