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Field Studies Council - Juniper Hall


Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

The Field Studies Council is a charity that aims to bring environmental understanding to all. We believe the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

One of the many ways we do this is by providing well-designed, expertly delivered educational experiences for school groups, set in some of the UK's most stunning locations. Each year over 3,000 school groups, from key stage 1 to university level, visit our centres for geography or science (biology) fieldwork and cross-curricular environmental activity courses.

Please click on our website to find out more about the courses we can deliver.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
110 reviews


Excellent
 
71%

Very Good
 
24%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

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Staff member has left (February 2024 - Primary School)




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We studied mainly science topics and aspects of geography. However, we also did an art task and a speaking & listening activity, which we followed up with a writing task when we got back to school. (May 2023 - Primary School)




The facilitators were knowledgeable and confident. They were able to manage behaviour of the children and set clear boundaries. (May 2023 - Primary School)




(April 2023 - Primary School)




(April 2023 - Primary School)




Excellent tuition and range of sites for fieldwork (March 2023 - Secondary School)




(February 2023 - Secondary School)




(February 2023 - Secondary School)




Well run course. Course tutor Oli was particularly good. Admin and support during our stay was very good. Food and accommodation very good (January 2023 - Secondary School)




(December 2022 - Primary School)




(December 2022)




Excellent teaching and we benefitted from excellent student:staff ratios (due to JH staff training). The structure in the classroom worked really well for our students. (October 2022 - Secondary School)




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This was a great venue, super facilities, clean bedrooms, all teachers had en suites, as did the girls rooms, the food was plentiful and tasty. The grounds were wonderful and we will definitely be booking again for next year (May 2022 - Primary School)




(April 2022 - Secondary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




Good quality delivery of A Level Biology Ecology Topics (February 2022 - Secondary School)




Well organised, appropriate level of teaching and methods, good facilities. (November 2021 - Secondary School)




(November 2021 - Secondary School)




(November 2021 - Secondary School)




Set up is great but quality of tutor varies (October 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Secondary School)




An excellent centre for Field work. The tutors were knowledgeable, the work students were given was the right breadth and depth. The newly refurbished rooms with en suite bathrooms were great and they were able to accommodate the varying dietary requirements of the group. They also had very clear Covid guidelines to help the safety of their staff and our group. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




The trip was a success. All students apart from one were able to attend and complete his/her fieldwork for the purpose of completing their Non Examined Assessment which is equivalent to 20% of the total marks for the A Level Geography qualification. (July 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2021 - Secondary School)




FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid (August 2020 - Secondary School)




FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid (August 2020 - Secondary School)




FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid (August 2020 - Secondary School)




FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid (August 2020 - Secondary School)




Sdaly trip did not go ahead due to covid (August 2020 - Secondary School)




Well qualified and trained staff. Excellent booking system. (March 2020)




(February 2020 - Secondary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




Satisfactory provision from Juniper Hall - biggest query; is it value for money? (October 2019 - Secondary School)




Informative and well organised (September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




Superb visit, really well organised and a great way to build relationships with students and also raise their understanding of ecological study. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




Fantastic, very accommodating and tailored the experience to the pupils needs perfectly. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Nice centre, well set up and organised. (June 2019)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent teaching and support for the NEA - Facilities are good but need updating - Refurbishment is happening this year, Otherwise 5 stars. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Visited many times so know what to expect and how to get the most from our time. Excellent and experienced tutor. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Outstanding tutor that I have worked with many times. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




Good, but costly. Only real benefits (instead of leading it ourselves); the equipment, the kit (waterproof clothing/wellies and access to Crossways Farm (governed by Juniper Hall). May consider leading it ourselves next year (as we do with our Guildford Trip) if we can get the equipment. (June 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent. The FSC provide superb Fieldwork opportunities for students. Tuition was focused and relevant. Resources were excellent. Regard to Health and Safety excellent. Accommodation and food more than adequate. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




Great experience. Excellent accommodation and staff. (April 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019 - Secondary School)




The students could have been pushed harder. There could have been a choice of meals for the evening. The facilities felt cramped for catering for the group size. (January 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




A very professional company (September 2018 - Secondary School)




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(September 2018 - Secondary School)




We have been many times so know the set up (August 2018 - Secondary School)




Fantastic course. All areas were covered in great detail and students came away from the course with a better understanding of knowledge application. Improvements; inform students of evening meal at breakfast. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




Teaching and tutor support exceptional. Catering and office staff second to none. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




A great balance between structure and freedom makes for a happy learning experience. Staff are always very patient and knowledgeable (June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Ben and Simon were great with the age group too. Good range of activities aimed at the right level. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




Well organised and effective. (April 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




Well organised. Excellent accommodation. Ideal spot. The geographical content could be made more precise to spec if teachers designed it themselves. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




Well organised. Excellent accommodation. Ideal spot. The geographical content could be made more precise to spec if teachers designed it themselves. (February 2018 - Secondary School)




(February 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent course. Students gained a range of fieldwork experience as well as learning about the process of enquiry. Field centre is looking a little tired (but is getting a re-fit later this year). (February 2018 - Secondary School)




Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

The Field Studies Council is a charity that aims to bring environmental understanding to all. We believe the more we know about and take inspiration from the world around us the more we can appreciate its needs and protect its diversity and beauty for future generations.

One of the many ways we do this is by providing well-designed, expertly delivered educational experiences for school groups, set in some of the UK's most stunning locations. Each year over 3,000 school groups, from key stage 1 to university level, visit our centres for geography or science (biology) fieldwork and cross-curricular environmental activity courses.

Please click on our website to find out more about the courses we can deliver.

Contact

Field Studies Council - Juniper Hall
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6DA
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
110 reviews


Excellent
 
71%

Very Good
 
24%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2024 - Secondary School




June 2024




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




May 2024 - Secondary School




April 2024 - Primary School




March 2024 - Secondary School




March 2024 - Secondary School




March 2024 - Secondary School




February 2024 - Secondary School




February 2024 - Primary School
Staff member has left



November 2023 - Secondary School




November 2023 - Secondary School




October 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Secondary School




July 2023 - Primary School




June 2023




June 2023 - Secondary School




June 2023 - Primary School




May 2023 - Secondary School




May 2023 - Primary School
We studied mainly science topics and aspects of geography. However, we also did an art task and a speaking & listening activity, which we followed up with a writing task when we got back to school.



May 2023 - Primary School
The facilitators were knowledgeable and confident. They were able to manage behaviour of the children and set clear boundaries.



April 2023 - Primary School




April 2023 - Primary School




March 2023 - Secondary School
Excellent tuition and range of sites for fieldwork



February 2023 - Secondary School




February 2023 - Secondary School




January 2023 - Secondary School
Well run course. Course tutor Oli was particularly good. Admin and support during our stay was very good. Food and accommodation very good



December 2022 - Primary School




December 2022




October 2022 - Secondary School
Excellent teaching and we benefitted from excellent student:staff ratios (due to JH staff training). The structure in the classroom worked really well for our students.



September 2022 - Secondary School




July 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022




May 2022




May 2022 - Primary School
This was a great venue, super facilities, clean bedrooms, all teachers had en suites, as did the girls rooms, the food was plentiful and tasty. The grounds were wonderful and we will definitely be booking again for next year



April 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Secondary School
Good quality delivery of A Level Biology Ecology Topics



November 2021 - Secondary School
Well organised, appropriate level of teaching and methods, good facilities.



November 2021 - Secondary School




November 2021 - Secondary School




October 2021 - Secondary School
Set up is great but quality of tutor varies



October 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Secondary School
An excellent centre for Field work. The tutors were knowledgeable, the work students were given was the right breadth and depth. The newly refurbished rooms with en suite bathrooms were great and they were able to accommodate the varying dietary requirements of the group. They also had very clear Covid guidelines to help the safety of their staff and our group.



July 2021 - Secondary School
The trip was a success. All students apart from one were able to attend and complete his/her fieldwork for the purpose of completing their Non Examined Assessment which is equivalent to 20% of the total marks for the A Level Geography qualification.



June 2021 - Secondary School




June 2021 - Secondary School




August 2020 - Secondary School
FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid



August 2020 - Secondary School
FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid



August 2020 - Secondary School
FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid



August 2020 - Secondary School
FSC very helpful but trip did not happen due to covid



August 2020 - Secondary School
Sdaly trip did not go ahead due to covid



March 2020
Well qualified and trained staff. Excellent booking system.



February 2020 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Secondary School
Satisfactory provision from Juniper Hall - biggest query; is it value for money?



September 2019 - Secondary School
Informative and well organised



September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
Superb visit, really well organised and a great way to build relationships with students and also raise their understanding of ecological study.



July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
Fantastic, very accommodating and tailored the experience to the pupils needs perfectly.



June 2019
Nice centre, well set up and organised.



June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent teaching and support for the NEA - Facilities are good but need updating - Refurbishment is happening this year, Otherwise 5 stars.



June 2019 - Secondary School
Visited many times so know what to expect and how to get the most from our time. Excellent and experienced tutor.



June 2019 - Secondary School
Outstanding tutor that I have worked with many times.



June 2019 - Secondary School
Good, but costly. Only real benefits (instead of leading it ourselves); the equipment, the kit (waterproof clothing/wellies and access to Crossways Farm (governed by Juniper Hall). May consider leading it ourselves next year (as we do with our Guildford Trip) if we can get the equipment.



June 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent. The FSC provide superb Fieldwork opportunities for students. Tuition was focused and relevant. Resources were excellent. Regard to Health and Safety excellent. Accommodation and food more than adequate.



April 2019 - Secondary School
Great experience. Excellent accommodation and staff.



April 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Secondary School




January 2019 - Secondary School
The students could have been pushed harder. There could have been a choice of meals for the evening. The facilities felt cramped for catering for the group size.



November 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018




October 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School
A very professional company



September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




August 2018 - Secondary School
We have been many times so know the set up



July 2018 - Secondary School
Fantastic course. All areas were covered in great detail and students came away from the course with a better understanding of knowledge application. Improvements; inform students of evening meal at breakfast.



July 2018 - Secondary School
Teaching and tutor support exceptional. Catering and office staff second to none.



June 2018 - Secondary School
A great balance between structure and freedom makes for a happy learning experience. Staff are always very patient and knowledgeable



June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Ben and Simon were great with the age group too. Good range of activities aimed at the right level.



June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Secondary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Secondary School
Well organised and effective.



March 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
Well organised. Excellent accommodation. Ideal spot. The geographical content could be made more precise to spec if teachers designed it themselves.



February 2018 - Secondary School
Well organised. Excellent accommodation. Ideal spot. The geographical content could be made more precise to spec if teachers designed it themselves.



February 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Secondary School
Excellent course. Students gained a range of fieldwork experience as well as learning about the process of enquiry. Field centre is looking a little tired (but is getting a re-fit later this year).