We are a small family-run business and, as such, have a completely different atmosphere to most larger organisations. We all know each other very well and, because most schools return to us year after year, we also know the vast majority of the teachers who visit us very well too. Because we work with only two or three school groups at a time, we will get to know your child very quickly and he or she will soon feel part of the Aylmerton Field Study Centre family.
Our accommodation is homely and comfortable with warm rooms, properly-made beds and showers/toilets in each room. We do not have any sharing of sleeping accommodation so your child will only ever be in a building with his or her school friends and teachers. There will be no other groups to disturb your child once he or she is in bed for the night. Your child’s teachers will have their own rooms very close to where your child is sleeping so that they are instantly available if required.
At meal times, your child’s school will have its own dining room and your child will be able to eat with all his or her friends. They will not need to panic about finding a table or not being able to sit together. We aim for a family meal time atmosphere (albeit on a slightly larger scale) so tables are nicely laid and three-course meals are served by our staff. Again, this avoids your child worrying that their favourite food may have run out. The resulting atmosphere is calm and enjoyable and we are always impressed by the children’s excellent table manners!