Primary to Secondary Transition at liddington for primary schools

Facing change with confidence

Changing schools.

It’s a big step that can be challenging for any child.

With PGL’s Primary to Secondary Transition course you can help your KS2 pupils (P7) cope with the change.

In the freedom of the outdoors, children are encouraged to face the physical and emotional challenges of our adventure courses.

You’ll see their focus turn to building stronger relationships; supporting and encouraging each other.
They‘ll begin to think in a different way - about each other and about themselves.

Our 'Plan, Do, Review' structure will help them understand the implications of what they learn and translate this back to their own personal and social circumstances.

Being away from home also helps your pupils become more self-reliant and responsible for their personal organisation.

A Primary to Secondary Transition course is about helping children grow up a little. Helping them feel stronger, more confident, more self-aware. Ready for anything in fact. Even a new school!


Before your course begins, you’ll receive an ‘Aims and Objectives’ sheet to help us identify your focus. You’ll also be invited to attend a pre-course planning day, so you can discuss your options with the PGL Course Leader.

Our transition course is still a multi-activity course, filled with four inspiring adventure sessions each day. And we’ll still fill each evening with entertaining sessions to keep them busy until bed!

But because we want children to think about their experiences, we’ve added some further support. With your guidance, our well-trained staff devise appropriate introductions to each session.

There are thought-provoking workbooks and discussion opportunities. We’ll tease out what they were feeling with review sessions after each activity – the implications; the connections; the insights. And send them home feeling a little taller.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day Primary to Secondary Transition course for Primary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
09.00-10.30   Archery High Ropes Course Jacob’s Ladder Abseiling
10.30-12.00   Orienteering Fencing Trapeze Climbing
14.00-15.30   Challenge Course Zip Wire Raft Building - session 1 Depart for home
15.30-17.00 Arrive, unpack & orientation Kayaking Canoeing Raft Building - session 2  
Evening Scavenger Hunt Review Session & The Great Egg Race Review Session & Talent Show Review Session & Disco  


  • Activity Barn (completed in 2014)
  • Netball courts
  • Floodlit sports pitch
  • Football pitches
  • Classrooms / meeting rooms
  • Gym
  • Lecture theatres
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Teachers’ lounges
  • Three lakes


Main Building

Purpose-built accommodation blocks around two outdoor courtyards.

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 3-6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

King Edward's House

Converted country house within the grounds, can be sole occupancy subject to group size and availability.

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 2-6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

The Ridgeway

Finished to a very high standard, the new accommodation block was completed in 2014 giving the centre additional capacity.

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 4-6
  • Teachers - Twin en suite rooms

The Stables

A stone's throw away from the main building, this converted stable block includes an enclosed outside area for your group.

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 4-6
  • Teachers - Single or twin en suite rooms

What to do next?

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