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PGL Osmington Bay


Description

A large outdoor education centre on the Jurassic Coast, Osmington Bay can cater for both adventure activity trips and field studies residentials. The centre has a private beach and 45 acres of grounds with activity bases.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
118 reviews


Excellent
 
58%

Very Good
 
36%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(July 2022 - Primary School)




(July 2022)




(July 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




There were some communication issues with the instructors/ group leaders and management which impacted our stay. (June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Secondary School)




It was brilliant (June 2022 - Secondary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




This venue is fantastic for building teamwork skills, building confidence and further developing independence. (May 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(April 2022 - Primary School)




Superb location and facilities. Staff catered well for our revision group. (April 2022 - Secondary School)




(April 2022 - Secondary School)




Amazing facilities and great experience (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Secondary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




Responded quickly to any requests. Well organised and able to adapt when we wanted to make changes shortly before arrival. Accommodation really good and all the staff friendly and helpful, Children loved the food! (March 2022 - Primary School)




Superb. Excellent facilities and staff are well trained and educatied (February 2022 - Secondary School)




The staff were really great with the children. The accommodation was clean and well maintained and the activities were well pitched. The food was good and well organised. Their approach to covid measure was sensible and well organised. (December 2021 - Primary School)




Some issues regarding the office management and organisation. Also issues with lackluster instructors and an issue regarding an orienteering session ending before the children had all returned. (November 2021 - Primary School)




We didn't think it was very safe that they were completing the orienteering activity across the car park. (November 2021 - Primary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




The staff on the whole were skilled and knowledgeable, they were supportive to all the children's needs. The activities were well equipped and organized. I had some concerns with the facilities e.g. non-flushing toilets and leaky sinks. Any concerns were dealt with quickly, it was a shame that staff and pupils were aware that it was the last week of the season as PGL staff were discussing this. It was also very evident in some PGL staffs motivation levels. If we could afford it, we wouldn't go the last week of the season. (November 2021 - Primary School)




(November 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




The children found PGL a fantastic experience. All staff members of PGL were supportive and engaging. (October 2021 - Primary School)




Staff were brilliant, everything was extremely well organised and the site was well maintained and offered a brilliant range of activities. Students loved it! Salt levels in the food could do with being reduced- especially the soups, but the pupils liked the food! (October 2021 - Secondary School)




The PGL staff were excellent, as were the facilities and activities. Our children had a wonderful time and their confidence, I'm sure, all increased after the challenge of the activities. (October 2021 - Primary School)




I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff (October 2021 - Primary School)




I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff (October 2021 - Primary School)




I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff (October 2021 - Primary School)




A very scenic, clifftop location overlooking Weymouth. Activities were safe, unique for our pupils and very much enjoyed. PGL staff were accommodating and encouraging towards our pupils. (September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




Ideal for Year 7 team building residential. (September 2021)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021)




PGL is a fantatsic provider for residentials. However we did find that due to the covid restrictions in place they could not cope with the capacity of groups on site. (July 2021 - Primary School)




PGL were fabulous, our groupie was great as were all of the other instructors. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Brilliant staff, activities and accommodation and all the children loved it (July 2021 - Primary School)




The communication from PGL was not as good as it has previously been which lowered the star rating. (June 2021 - Primary School)




(June 2021 - Primary School)




Fabulous week away for Y6 residential trip. (June 2021 - Primary School)




(May 2021 - Primary School)




Always fun, for both children and adults, as well as well organised and safe. (September 2020 - Primary School)




(April 2020 - Secondary School)




(March 2020 - Primary School)




Still a great visit - we've been going for years. however, the site is getting almost too big and the dinner hall is now quite overwhelming with volume of children and noise levels. (March 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




Super week - see Osmington bay evaluation form (December 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




The children and staff enjoyed their time at PGL Osmington Bay. The activities were well suited to the group of children that we took and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The skills of teamwork and problem solving which I had named as a priority were the focus of the activites and the children showed more resilience by the end of the week. (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




Well run, safety conscious and equipment is well maintained. (October 2019 - Primary School)




H&S good. Needed somewhere for Sixth Form Students to hang out in the evening after activities finished. (October 2019 - Secondary School)




The trip ran smoothly and Osmington met their usually high standards (October 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Secondary School)




Attentive to the needs of our school. Happy to accommodate changes to timetable. PGL leaders and instructors on the whole were very good - related well to the children, held their attention and gained their trust very quickly. Booking and organisation of the trip was simple and any questions were quickly answered. The weather for our trip was not great but the staff remained in good spirits which of course helped the children and school staff (September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




An excellent week away for the children. They tried new activities and pushed themselves, developing teamwork and resilience all the while. (July 2019 - Primary School)




Was a good trip for the students to see coastal landforms that are not common place in the East of England as well as collect and present some physical fieldwork data. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




Fantastic experience provided for our students who thoroughly enjoyed the trip. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




Suitable accommodation, PGL leaders had good subject and local knowledge (sea defences and coastal landforms). Some miscommunication with PGL booked travel company (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




Great fun had by all! The year 6 group were able to work successfully as teams, build their resilience, attempt new and exciting activities and exceed their own expectations with the help of the enthusiastic and encouraging PGL staff. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Great facilities and activities but we were let down by not having great group leaders. (June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Well organised and lovely location (May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




The trip was fantastic, the weather was fantastic and the overall learning experience of the pupils was fantastic. Was very surprised about the amount of Maths which was incorporated into the activities. Have rebooked again for 2019 and 2020. (March 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent venue and perfect for the aims of our visit. High quality teaching from PGL staff and venue was great. (March 2019 - Secondary School)




Very good (February 2019 - Secondary School)




(February 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Needed to adapt for a larger group - I have given feedback to PGL themselves. (November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018)




(October 2018 - Secondary School)




Good until the weather cancels activities. (October 2018 - Secondary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018)




(September 2018)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




Great accommodation, easy to manage students, safe, however food could be improved. (June 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




The centre expanded last year and there are still some issues related to that. For example: Meal times were too short and both adults and children felt rushed and some of the staff, being new, were not so skilled in dealing with a large group such as ours. (June 2018 - Primary School)




feedback given to PGL about meeting point 2 being crowded and skill level of groupie. (June 2018 - Primary School)




Great venue with amazing activities, staff and food! (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




An excellent residential visit, we would love to visit again. However, the distance and the price are now beyond our capabilities. (May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent organisation, extremely rigorous safety protocols in place and food and accommodation more than adequate for the needs of the pupils. For pupils with health conditions that require keeping extra dry and warm the new accommodation block would be more appropriate. (May 2018 - Primary School)




The staff went out of their way to ensure they looked after us during severe weather conditions (March 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Secondary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(December 2017 - Secondary School)




(December 2017 - Primary School)




Description

A large outdoor education centre on the Jurassic Coast, Osmington Bay can cater for both adventure activity trips and field studies residentials. The centre has a private beach and 45 acres of grounds with activity bases.

Opening Times

All year.

Contact

PGL Osmington Bay
Shortlake Lane
Osmington
Weymouth
Dorset
DT3 6EG
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
118 reviews


Excellent
 
58%

Very Good
 
36%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

July 2022 - Primary School




July 2022




July 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School
There were some communication issues with the instructors/ group leaders and management which impacted our stay.



June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Secondary School
It was brilliant



May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School
This venue is fantastic for building teamwork skills, building confidence and further developing independence.



May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Secondary School
Superb location and facilities. Staff catered well for our revision group.



April 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School
Amazing facilities and great experience



March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School




March 2022 - Primary School
Responded quickly to any requests. Well organised and able to adapt when we wanted to make changes shortly before arrival. Accommodation really good and all the staff friendly and helpful, Children loved the food!



February 2022 - Secondary School
Superb. Excellent facilities and staff are well trained and educatied



December 2021 - Primary School
The staff were really great with the children. The accommodation was clean and well maintained and the activities were well pitched. The food was good and well organised. Their approach to covid measure was sensible and well organised.



November 2021 - Primary School
Some issues regarding the office management and organisation. Also issues with lackluster instructors and an issue regarding an orienteering session ending before the children had all returned.



November 2021 - Primary School
We didn't think it was very safe that they were completing the orienteering activity across the car park.



November 2021 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School
The staff on the whole were skilled and knowledgeable, they were supportive to all the children's needs. The activities were well equipped and organized. I had some concerns with the facilities e.g. non-flushing toilets and leaky sinks. Any concerns were dealt with quickly, it was a shame that staff and pupils were aware that it was the last week of the season as PGL staff were discussing this. It was also very evident in some PGL staffs motivation levels. If we could afford it, we wouldn't go the last week of the season.



November 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School




October 2021 - Primary School
The children found PGL a fantastic experience. All staff members of PGL were supportive and engaging.



October 2021 - Secondary School
Staff were brilliant, everything was extremely well organised and the site was well maintained and offered a brilliant range of activities. Students loved it! Salt levels in the food could do with being reduced- especially the soups, but the pupils liked the food!



October 2021 - Primary School
The PGL staff were excellent, as were the facilities and activities. Our children had a wonderful time and their confidence, I'm sure, all increased after the challenge of the activities.



October 2021 - Primary School
I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff



October 2021 - Primary School
I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff



October 2021 - Primary School
I felt their Covid policy could have been tighter with their own staff



September 2021 - Primary School
A very scenic, clifftop location overlooking Weymouth. Activities were safe, unique for our pupils and very much enjoyed. PGL staff were accommodating and encouraging towards our pupils.



September 2021 - Primary School




September 2021
Ideal for Year 7 team building residential.



September 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021




July 2021 - Primary School
PGL is a fantatsic provider for residentials. However we did find that due to the covid restrictions in place they could not cope with the capacity of groups on site.



July 2021 - Primary School
PGL were fabulous, our groupie was great as were all of the other instructors.



July 2021 - Primary School
Brilliant staff, activities and accommodation and all the children loved it



June 2021 - Primary School
The communication from PGL was not as good as it has previously been which lowered the star rating.



June 2021 - Primary School




June 2021 - Primary School
Fabulous week away for Y6 residential trip.



May 2021 - Primary School




September 2020 - Primary School
Always fun, for both children and adults, as well as well organised and safe.



April 2020 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Primary School




March 2020 - Primary School
Still a great visit - we've been going for years. however, the site is getting almost too big and the dinner hall is now quite overwhelming with volume of children and noise levels.



January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School
Super week - see Osmington bay evaluation form



December 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School
The children and staff enjoyed their time at PGL Osmington Bay. The activities were well suited to the group of children that we took and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The skills of teamwork and problem solving which I had named as a priority were the focus of the activites and the children showed more resilience by the end of the week.



November 2019 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Well run, safety conscious and equipment is well maintained.



October 2019 - Secondary School
H&S good. Needed somewhere for Sixth Form Students to hang out in the evening after activities finished.



October 2019 - Primary School
The trip ran smoothly and Osmington met their usually high standards



October 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School
Attentive to the needs of our school. Happy to accommodate changes to timetable. PGL leaders and instructors on the whole were very good - related well to the children, held their attention and gained their trust very quickly. Booking and organisation of the trip was simple and any questions were quickly answered. The weather for our trip was not great but the staff remained in good spirits which of course helped the children and school staff



September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Secondary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
An excellent week away for the children. They tried new activities and pushed themselves, developing teamwork and resilience all the while.



July 2019 - Secondary School
Was a good trip for the students to see coastal landforms that are not common place in the East of England as well as collect and present some physical fieldwork data.



July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School
Fantastic experience provided for our students who thoroughly enjoyed the trip.



July 2019 - Secondary School
Suitable accommodation, PGL leaders had good subject and local knowledge (sea defences and coastal landforms). Some miscommunication with PGL booked travel company



July 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Great fun had by all! The year 6 group were able to work successfully as teams, build their resilience, attempt new and exciting activities and exceed their own expectations with the help of the enthusiastic and encouraging PGL staff.



June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School
Great facilities and activities but we were let down by not having great group leaders.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Well organised and lovely location



April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Secondary School
The trip was fantastic, the weather was fantastic and the overall learning experience of the pupils was fantastic. Was very surprised about the amount of Maths which was incorporated into the activities. Have rebooked again for 2019 and 2020.



March 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent venue and perfect for the aims of our visit. High quality teaching from PGL staff and venue was great.



February 2019 - Secondary School
Very good



February 2019 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
Needed to adapt for a larger group - I have given feedback to PGL themselves.



November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018




October 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Secondary School
Good until the weather cancels activities.



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018




September 2018




September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Secondary School
Great accommodation, easy to manage students, safe, however food could be improved.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School
The centre expanded last year and there are still some issues related to that. For example: Meal times were too short and both adults and children felt rushed and some of the staff, being new, were not so skilled in dealing with a large group such as ours.



June 2018 - Primary School
feedback given to PGL about meeting point 2 being crowded and skill level of groupie.



June 2018 - Primary School
Great venue with amazing activities, staff and food!



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
An excellent residential visit, we would love to visit again. However, the distance and the price are now beyond our capabilities.



May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School
Excellent organisation, extremely rigorous safety protocols in place and food and accommodation more than adequate for the needs of the pupils. For pupils with health conditions that require keeping extra dry and warm the new accommodation block would be more appropriate.



March 2018 - Primary School
The staff went out of their way to ensure they looked after us during severe weather conditions



January 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Secondary School




January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Secondary School




December 2017 - Primary School