Tailor-Made English Experience

for International Schools

Create your ideal school trip

Our tailor-made English experience course is perfect for international schools and a great opportunity for your students to discover the culture and history of the UK, enjoy the fun and challenges of adventure activities and develop their academic interests.

Our residential centres are within easy reach of major cities and places of interest in the UK including London.

We organise every detail for you to ensure your trip runs smoothly and you’ll enjoy the support of our friendly staff teams before and during your trip.

Choose from our range of exciting adventure activities, cultural trips in the UK, modular study courses and classroom-based learning. How much you do is entirely up to you. We’ll help you put together the ideal school trip, one which meets the requirements of your students and gives you the best value for money.

How does it work?

We work with you before your trip to arrange the perfect itinerary for your students. Choose one of the following courses or any combination:

  • Multi-Activity adventure - Bring out the best in your students with PGL adventure activity sessions promoting teamwork, communication and leadership skills
  • Excursions to places of interest in the UK - The perfect introduction to the history and culture of Britain to inspire and motivate your students. Optional PGL tour leader available
  • Study courses – Modular courses in Field Studies, Maths, Science and Computing
  • Classroom-based English language lessons

There are plenty of facilities to keep your group occupied during free time, plus fun-packed evening entertainment programmes, run by the PGL centre team, to keep your group happy and busy until bedtime.

A PGL trip has all the benefits of staying at a residential centre, including the support of our centre teams plus a free adult place for every eight students.

Activities

You decide how many activities you want to include in your programme. All our adventure activities are designed to challenge, motivate and inspire your students, help develop their communication skills, improve their self-confidence and foster problem-solving skills– and they’re great fun too!

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 7 day Tailor-Made English Experience for International Schools
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Travelling Arrival on centre
Free time to settle in
Dinner
Welcome Session
Day 2 Breakfast
Half day excursion
Lunch
Adventure Activity: Raft Building
Dinner
Capture the Flag
Day 3 Breakfast
Full day excursion
Lunch
Full day excursion
Dinner
Quiz Show
Day 4 Breakfast
Adventure Activities: Quad Biking & Climbing
Lunch
Study sessions in Maths
Dinner
Campfire
Day 5 Breakfast
Adventure Activities: Zip Wire & Giant Swing
Lunch
Half day excursion
Dinner
Robot Wars
Day 6 Breakfast
Full day excursion
Lunch
Full day excursion
Dinner
Disco
Day 7 Departure Day - -

Learning outcomes

Your Tailor-Made course has the flexibility to focus on any aspect of the English experience. Learning outcomes include:

  • Progress with key skills such as communication, leadership, problem-solving and teamwork
  • Integration with other children – making new friends
  • Direct experience and understanding of Britain’s historical and cultural heritage
  • Personal organisation and taking responsibility
  • Supporting and encouraging each other
Barton Hall

Barton Hall

A great location near Torquay and popular with groups of all ages. There are many blue flag beaches close by and Dartmoor is also within easy reach.

Beam House

Beam House

Near Bideford in north Devon, the surf school at Westward Ho! is close by and there are plenty of land-based activities in the centre grounds.

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

There are over 250 acres for you and your students to enjoy, as well as some great accommodation options and excellent facilities.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

A fantastic countryside setting boasting 65 acres of grounds, packed full of adventure activities for your students to try out.

Dalguise

Dalguise

Located just five miles north of Dunkeld, there’s plenty to explore in and around this stunning centre, set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest

A cosy welcome awaits you at this former fishing lodge near the River Wye. The small size and homely atmosphere is perfect for younger students.

Liddington

Liddington

Minutes from the M4, near Swindon, the convenient location makes it one of our most popular centres. There are some great facilities too.

Little Canada

Little Canada

A fantastic choice for watersports lovers. Set on the banks of the beautiful Wootton Creek, we have private access to the water.

Llwyn Filly

Llwyn Filly

Close to the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye and situated on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons, giving immediate access to the mountains.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

Conveniently close to London but in a countryside setting, there’s plenty of adventure in the wooded grounds and beyond for your students to discover.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

There’s direct access to the beach, thrilling watersports on the sea at the nearby Portland Bay, as well as a range of exhilarating adventure activities.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

Enjoy canoeing the picturesque River Wye at this beautiful centre in the heart of the Black Mountains. There’s so much to explore, see and do.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Located in the scenic Sussex Downs, close to the coast and not far from London, it’s a popular destination for secondary school groups.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

A beautiful Victorian mansion house set within 50 acres of grounds. It’s a popular location in the north west of England, near the forest of Bowland.