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Field Studies Council - Flatford Mill


Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

FSC 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.

FSC's Flatford Mill is on the River Stour close to the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott's House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. Only an hour from London and with excellent road and rail access, the Centre is at the end of a lane which has no through traffic. It offers visitors of all ages a much sought-after sense of tranquillity to complement a unique learning environment.

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
4.6
38 reviews


Excellent
 
71%

Very Good
 
21%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
5%

Awful
 
0%

(June 2022 - Secondary School)




(June 2022 - Secondary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(April 2022 - Primary School)




The rooms were very cold - additional blankets and duvets needed. Accommodation quality and standards had unfortunately deteriorated since our last visit. (February 2022 - Secondary School)




Issues with cleanliness and quality of tutoring that we received (October 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2021 - Secondary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent communication before and during trip. (September 2021 - Secondary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Excellent tutor (March 2020 - Secondary School)




(February 2020)




(December 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Very organised centre with a day that ran very smoothly. (November 2019 - Secondary School)




good teaching and very knowledgeable staff and friendly staff too. value for money is falling due to cramming people in and quality of rooms has slipped due to heavy use and need for some refurb on bathrooms and rooms that are now 9 years since last refurb (October 2019 - Secondary School)




When we called a day earlier with weather concerns they were helpful in coming up with solutions such as use of classrooms and providing waterproof trousers for free. (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




The course was professionally run and staff were engaging and enthusiastic. Differentiation was superb. This is the best residential course I have ever attended! (July 2019)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Secondary School)




(March 2019 - Secondary School)




Good Centre with lots of options for learning to cover most aspects of the curriculum. Very accommodating as well. (March 2019 - Primary School)




The FSC provide incredibly knowledgeable tutors to conduct the programme in line with the intentions set out in the visit application. Our tutor (Hayley) was able to differentiate the programme to suit all learner needs and enable each of them to use skills which are required in specific elements of the AQA course. (December 2018 - Secondary School)




It was a very good week. (November 2018 - Primary School)




Wonderful field centre. Course content was covered in detail with appropriate resources and active learning techniques. (November 2018 - Secondary School)




The work provided was of a very good standard. The presenter of the course was very good and accommodation is brilliant. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




excellent stuff. Covered all the elements required for the EDEXCEL NEA unit (July 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Secondary School)




Fantastic setting, incredible and thoughtful admin staff and catering facilities. Perfect experience for the pupils with excellent ethos and working environments. The accommodation was special and the activities room well used. Despite the very cold weather the tutors delivered excellent learning experiences and were extremely flexible in their approach. (March 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent venue and provider. Unfortunately not the nearest or the cheapest. (March 2018)




Excellent first visit to centre and for our Yr 3/4 pupils. Good instruction, range of activities connected to our curriculum and learning, good facilities. (March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Secondary School)




Leading Provider of Geography and Science (Biology) Fieldwork

Description

FSC 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.

FSC's Flatford Mill is on the River Stour close to the Suffolk-Essex border. The Centre buildings, particularly the Mill and Willy Lott's House, are instantly recognisable since they feature in many paintings by John Constable. Only an hour from London and with excellent road and rail access, the Centre is at the end of a lane which has no through traffic. It offers visitors of all ages a much sought-after sense of tranquillity to complement a unique learning environment.

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

Contact

Field Studies Council - Flatford Mill
East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.6
38 reviews


Excellent
 
71%

Very Good
 
21%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
5%

Awful
 
0%

June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Secondary School
The rooms were very cold - additional blankets and duvets needed. Accommodation quality and standards had unfortunately deteriorated since our last visit.



October 2021 - Secondary School
Issues with cleanliness and quality of tutoring that we received



October 2021 - Secondary School




October 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Secondary School
Excellent communication before and during trip.



September 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




March 2020 - Secondary School
Excellent tutor



February 2020




December 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School
Very organised centre with a day that ran very smoothly.



October 2019 - Secondary School
good teaching and very knowledgeable staff and friendly staff too. value for money is falling due to cramming people in and quality of rooms has slipped due to heavy use and need for some refurb on bathrooms and rooms that are now 9 years since last refurb



October 2019 - Primary School
When we called a day earlier with weather concerns they were helpful in coming up with solutions such as use of classrooms and providing waterproof trousers for free.



October 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019
The course was professionally run and staff were engaging and enthusiastic. Differentiation was superb. This is the best residential course I have ever attended!



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Secondary School




March 2019 - Primary School
Good Centre with lots of options for learning to cover most aspects of the curriculum. Very accommodating as well.



December 2018 - Secondary School
The FSC provide incredibly knowledgeable tutors to conduct the programme in line with the intentions set out in the visit application. Our tutor (Hayley) was able to differentiate the programme to suit all learner needs and enable each of them to use skills which are required in specific elements of the AQA course.



November 2018 - Primary School
It was a very good week.



November 2018 - Secondary School
Wonderful field centre. Course content was covered in detail with appropriate resources and active learning techniques.



July 2018 - Secondary School
The work provided was of a very good standard. The presenter of the course was very good and accommodation is brilliant.



July 2018 - Secondary School
excellent stuff. Covered all the elements required for the EDEXCEL NEA unit



June 2018 - Secondary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Secondary School
Fantastic setting, incredible and thoughtful admin staff and catering facilities. Perfect experience for the pupils with excellent ethos and working environments. The accommodation was special and the activities room well used. Despite the very cold weather the tutors delivered excellent learning experiences and were extremely flexible in their approach.



March 2018
Excellent venue and provider. Unfortunately not the nearest or the cheapest.



March 2018 - Primary School
Excellent first visit to centre and for our Yr 3/4 pupils. Good instruction, range of activities connected to our curriculum and learning, good facilities.



February 2018 - Secondary School