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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

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Overview
4.6
24 reviews


Excellent
 
75%

Very Good
 
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(December 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 18376 )




(November 2019 - Primary - Post No: 17487 )




Very organised centre with a day that ran very smoothly. (November 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 17262 )




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 - Post No: 16751 )




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 - Post No: 16555 )




(October 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 16402 )




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 - Post No: 14990 )




(May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12249 )




(May 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 12236 )




(March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10694 )




Good Centre with lots of options for learning to cover most aspects of the curriculum. Very accommodating as well. (March 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10584 )




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 - Post No: 8560 )




It was a very good week. (November 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7707 )




Wonderful field centre. Course content was covered in detail with appropriate resources and active learning techniques. (November 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 7450 )




The work provided was of a very good standard. The presenter of the course was very good and accommodation is brilliant. (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5750 )




excellent stuff. Covered all the elements required for the EDEXCEL NEA unit (July 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 5122 )




(June 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4284 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3398 )




(May 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3368 )




(April 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 2626 )




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 - Post No: 1676 )




Excellent venue and provider. Unfortunately not the nearest or the cheapest. (March 2018 - Post No: 1659 )




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 - Post No: 1584 )




(February 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 932 )




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.