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PGL Caythorpe Court


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Reviews

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


Excellent
 
61%

Very Good
 
33%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
1%

(September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Secondary School)




Fantastic - as always. (September 2021 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




(August 2021 - Primary School)




Staff were accommodating and helpful with any issues raised. We did find that there was only 1 staff member for the raft building activity, which we felt was not enough. Luckily we have additional staff to support. (August 2021 - Primary School)




(August 2021 - Primary School)




Outstanding (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Primary School)




Amazing level of detail given the current circumstances. Felt very safe and staff were wearing masks both inside and out on activities. All eatery areas were constantly being cleaned and the equipment all appeared in good condition. We were provided with an accommodation block to ourselves and there were no incidents during the stay. (July 2021 - Primary School)




Visit was geberally well run by PGL. Many Covid safe routines in plcae on site. Was a little wary about the dining hall as still a lot of people in there at any one time but there were routines in place to esnure we were kept as far away as possible from other groups. I was also a little surprised that harnesses used for activities were not even spray sanitised before another group used them. All other aspects were fine and I felt that what they had in place was good. (June 2021 - Primary School)




Brilliant accommodation, activities, instructors and food (June 2021 - Secondary School)




The majority of staff (activity, groupies and catering) are exceptional in their knowledge and understanding of working with children. However, a couple of members of staff need to develop understanding of how to communicate appropriately and effectively with younger children. (ie talking too quickly to explain new and unusual procedures, shouting at children aggressively) (June 2021 - Primary School)




A great trip as always. the trip took place in early November and would have benefitted from a more structured evening as the children were unable to play outside due to dark evenings and cold. (September 2020 - Primary School)




Our allocated PGL rep Jack was brilliant. He was very responsive to the specific needs of our students. He was very friendly, attentive and ensured that our group had a very positive experience. (March 2020 - Secondary School)




Successful trip with students enjoying the activities and finding the revision sessions useful and confidence building. Students with dietary needs well catered for. (February 2020 - Secondary School)




Well organised, friendly, helpful and safe. (January 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent provision. (November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent venue. Safety is brilliant. Children engaged at all times. Leaders fantastic. Food very accommodating and plentiful. (October 2019 - Primary School)




A fantastic week with PGL. Some fears conquered and friendships made. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent safety - good food and very clean accommodation. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Poor organisation of PGL staff. Accommodation not ready on arrival. (October 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities, organised staff. Friendly and fun. (September 2019 - Secondary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Primary School)




Staff are knowledgeable and have a great way of communicating with the children Accommodation was good and any issues were dealt with quickly Food was good with no child ever leaving the dining room hungry Great range of activities (July 2019 - Primary School)




Great activities, shared facilities need updating. Well organised and staff well trained and helpful. Kids love it! (July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Well organised, children enjoyed all the activities, they all ate well and were busy for a lot of the time. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Great instructors, great equipment and activities. My kids loved it. (June 2019 - Primary School)




A well managed venue. Excellent staff from booking to the leaders at the venue. Accommodation good, clean and comfortable. A very enjoyable trip (June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent site that provides lots of activities that my children would normally not have access to. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Outstanding provision. Excellent staff. (June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Following all of the changes/improvements last year the site was operating extremely well this year. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Facilities have been updated in the last year and there are a wide range of activities to choose from. We mostly got our first choices for activities and the accommodation was perfect. On the first day some staff were needed prompting to engage with pupils from the outset by their superiors. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Further development needed for the evening entertainment. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




This was our first time at PGL Caythorpe and we would visit again. Positives: Group being housed in one block with no other school groups in that building. Rooms were small (4-8 beds) and clean and comfy. Food was good, lots of choice and staff were very accommodating towards dietary requirements / fussy eaters. Activities were varied and they changed the program on request to include our top choices. Negatives: Bit disorganised on arrival, especially given the torrential rain which we didn't want children to be out in for a prolonged period of time. I had to chase some organisational elements myself such as lunchtime on departure day, a changing room after a wet activity and a place to eat lunch on arrival day etc which I feel should have been sorted by PGL staff before our arrival. Some activity leaders were a bit 'flat' and didn't enthuse the children as much as others. Sessions were quite long (hour and a half), leading to quite a bit of waiting depending on the activity. Lack of toilets for use between sessions! Our 'groupie' (group leader) was not very reliable or well-organised and had to be spoken to about hugging / touching the children (though he did stop after he had been spoken to) Lack of drying room in accommodation. No fire drill on arrival. No helmets for some activities (trapeze, low ropes, sensory trail) where bumped heads was a real possibility. (May 2019 - Primary School)




Fantastic trip. PGL staff were great! (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




We had a great trip and enjoyed the whole weekend full of activities. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




Well organised. Secure accommodation. Support available 24/7. (May 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




As always the activities provided at PGL are enjoyed by the children. However, the teachers reported that the cleanliness wasn't as good in previous years with certain rooms and areas smelling of sewerage. Whilst on the trip may of our children fell ill with sickness. They returned back to school earlier than normal and continued to be sick over the weekend with more children also falling ill. Four members of staff were also ill when they returned. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




Very well run, safe and professional venue. (April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Group leader was brilliant, very informative, the students had a great time (March 2019)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




Staff - accommodation - food - activities were all exceptional. The provision for SEND pupils was also a real strength (February 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Secondary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




Catered for all our needs; a professional and proficient provider. (December 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Superb service for a residetial. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience and we couldn't have wished for more helpful staff. We would return in the near future. (November 2018 - Primary School)




Great venue, good organisation, good activities. Children had a fabulous time and staff felt it was very well led. We have already booked for next year. (November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent (November 2018 - Primary School)




All events organised well with excellent attention to Health and safety detail (November 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Very suitable for this age group . Pre organisation very thorough and flexible. Good range of accommodation and activities . (October 2018)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Accomodation was extremely clean, staff were super friendly and always striving to improve, activities were engaging, food was excellent and a great team building environment was made for all. (October 2018 - Primary School)




The majority of the trip was fantastic. Some areas were brought up with lead staff. Will be booking again next year. (September 2018)




Good facilities and well organised. There was a variety of activities on offer and staff were superb. (September 2018 - Primary School)




Fantastic experiences for the children! (September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Secondary School)




The activities were aimed at a younger age range. the accommodation was clean and in good condition. the meals were basic (August 2018 - Secondary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Another excellent trip using the latter part of a school week and weekend (July 2018 - Primary School)




Good facilities with generally supportive staff. When there was an issue the management responded well and dealt with the situation. The children enjoyed the challenge and were happy with the accommodation. (July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Really disappointed by the organisation, attention to detail and safety aspects during the visit. School will be writing a letter of complaint. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




The children achieved the outcomes set and enjoyed the experience of being away from home and being more independent and challenged. (June 2018 - Primary School)




Problem with the accommodation but the venue was very helpful. Leader lacked enthusiasm (June 2018 - Primary School)




Generally an excellent week and the children loved it. Some of the organisation was not as slick as usual and a few of the instructors were fairly poor. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




The staff were excellent at supporting us throughout the trip. They were approachable and friendly and ensured that everything ran the way it needed to. The site was safe and all activities were well organised. (May 2018 - Secondary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




Well trained staff, but standard of facilities are on the decline. Site was a absolute mess and mains water was lost for over a day. (April 2018 - Primary School)




It had the potential to be a 5 star review but the mud from the construction work and vehicles was a bit overwhelming, the wheelchairs were incredibly hard to move even on the surfaced road areas. Other than than the pupils had a great time and the staff we met were wholehearted in their efforts to include every child and give them a fabulous learning experience. (April 2018 - Secondary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




A superb experience for Teachers taking their younger pupils away for the first time. PGL staff will do all that they can to support your week and to make the time easier for the Teachers. They provided clean bedding for a pupil who had had a nose bleed in the night; they asked how much money (and if) the pupils were allowed to buy sweets/fizzy pop in the shop; they provided a first aider to give advice when a pupil had an injury and they were willing to cook individually for any pupils with specific dietary needs. You couldn't ask for more! Love PGL. (April 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




We had a great weekend. The staff were excellent and everything was well organized. Staff encouraged students in every activity, and made sure they were all successful. (March 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Secondary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Secondary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(December 2017 - Primary School)




Brilliant - so many fantastic memories; have booked Caythorpe PGl again next year for more of the same. Kids and adults still grinning a month later! (December 2017 - Primary School)




Reviews

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


Excellent
 
61%

Very Good
 
33%

Average
 
5%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
1%

September 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Secondary School




September 2021 - Primary School
Fantastic - as always.



September 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Primary School
Staff were accommodating and helpful with any issues raised. We did find that there was only 1 staff member for the raft building activity, which we felt was not enough. Luckily we have additional staff to support.



August 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Outstanding



July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Amazing level of detail given the current circumstances. Felt very safe and staff were wearing masks both inside and out on activities. All eatery areas were constantly being cleaned and the equipment all appeared in good condition. We were provided with an accommodation block to ourselves and there were no incidents during the stay.



June 2021 - Primary School
Visit was geberally well run by PGL. Many Covid safe routines in plcae on site. Was a little wary about the dining hall as still a lot of people in there at any one time but there were routines in place to esnure we were kept as far away as possible from other groups. I was also a little surprised that harnesses used for activities were not even spray sanitised before another group used them. All other aspects were fine and I felt that what they had in place was good.



June 2021 - Secondary School
Brilliant accommodation, activities, instructors and food



June 2021 - Primary School
The majority of staff (activity, groupies and catering) are exceptional in their knowledge and understanding of working with children. However, a couple of members of staff need to develop understanding of how to communicate appropriately and effectively with younger children. (ie talking too quickly to explain new and unusual procedures, shouting at children aggressively)



September 2020 - Primary School
A great trip as always. the trip took place in early November and would have benefitted from a more structured evening as the children were unable to play outside due to dark evenings and cold.



March 2020 - Secondary School
Our allocated PGL rep Jack was brilliant. He was very responsive to the specific needs of our students. He was very friendly, attentive and ensured that our group had a very positive experience.



February 2020 - Secondary School
Successful trip with students enjoying the activities and finding the revision sessions useful and confidence building. Students with dietary needs well catered for.



January 2020 - Primary School
Well organised, friendly, helpful and safe.



January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School
Excellent provision.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




October 2019 - Primary School
Excellent venue. Safety is brilliant. Children engaged at all times. Leaders fantastic. Food very accommodating and plentiful.



October 2019 - Primary School
A fantastic week with PGL. Some fears conquered and friendships made.



October 2019 - Primary School
Excellent safety - good food and very clean accommodation.



October 2019 - Secondary School
Poor organisation of PGL staff. Accommodation not ready on arrival.



September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent facilities, organised staff. Friendly and fun.



September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Staff are knowledgeable and have a great way of communicating with the children Accommodation was good and any issues were dealt with quickly Food was good with no child ever leaving the dining room hungry Great range of activities



July 2019 - Primary School
Great activities, shared facilities need updating. Well organised and staff well trained and helpful. Kids love it!



July 2019 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Well organised, children enjoyed all the activities, they all ate well and were busy for a lot of the time.



June 2019 - Primary School
Great instructors, great equipment and activities. My kids loved it.



June 2019 - Primary School
A well managed venue. Excellent staff from booking to the leaders at the venue. Accommodation good, clean and comfortable. A very enjoyable trip



June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent site that provides lots of activities that my children would normally not have access to.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School & Secondary School
Outstanding provision. Excellent staff.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Following all of the changes/improvements last year the site was operating extremely well this year.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Facilities have been updated in the last year and there are a wide range of activities to choose from. We mostly got our first choices for activities and the accommodation was perfect. On the first day some staff were needed prompting to engage with pupils from the outset by their superiors.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Further development needed for the evening entertainment.



May 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
This was our first time at PGL Caythorpe and we would visit again. Positives: Group being housed in one block with no other school groups in that building. Rooms were small (4-8 beds) and clean and comfy. Food was good, lots of choice and staff were very accommodating towards dietary requirements / fussy eaters. Activities were varied and they changed the program on request to include our top choices. Negatives: Bit disorganised on arrival, especially given the torrential rain which we didn't want children to be out in for a prolonged period of time. I had to chase some organisational elements myself such as lunchtime on departure day, a changing room after a wet activity and a place to eat lunch on arrival day etc which I feel should have been sorted by PGL staff before our arrival. Some activity leaders were a bit 'flat' and didn't enthuse the children as much as others. Sessions were quite long (hour and a half), leading to quite a bit of waiting depending on the activity. Lack of toilets for use between sessions! Our 'groupie' (group leader) was not very reliable or well-organised and had to be spoken to about hugging / touching the children (though he did stop after he had been spoken to) Lack of drying room in accommodation. No fire drill on arrival. No helmets for some activities (trapeze, low ropes, sensory trail) where bumped heads was a real possibility.



May 2019 - Secondary School
Fantastic trip. PGL staff were great!



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Secondary School
We had a great trip and enjoyed the whole weekend full of activities.



May 2019 - Secondary School
Well organised. Secure accommodation. Support available 24/7.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
As always the activities provided at PGL are enjoyed by the children. However, the teachers reported that the cleanliness wasn't as good in previous years with certain rooms and areas smelling of sewerage. Whilst on the trip may of our children fell ill with sickness. They returned back to school earlier than normal and continued to be sick over the weekend with more children also falling ill. Four members of staff were also ill when they returned.



April 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School
Very well run, safe and professional venue.



April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




March 2019
Group leader was brilliant, very informative, the students had a great time



March 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Primary School
Staff - accommodation - food - activities were all exceptional. The provision for SEND pupils was also a real strength



February 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Secondary School




December 2018 - Primary School




December 2018 - Primary School
Catered for all our needs; a professional and proficient provider.



November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
Superb service for a residetial. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience and we couldn't have wished for more helpful staff. We would return in the near future.



November 2018 - Primary School
Great venue, good organisation, good activities. Children had a fabulous time and staff felt it was very well led. We have already booked for next year.



November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Secondary School




November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Primary School
Excellent



November 2018 - Secondary School
All events organised well with excellent attention to Health and safety detail



November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018
Very suitable for this age group . Pre organisation very thorough and flexible. Good range of accommodation and activities .



October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School
Accomodation was extremely clean, staff were super friendly and always striving to improve, activities were engaging, food was excellent and a great team building environment was made for all.



September 2018
The majority of the trip was fantastic. Some areas were brought up with lead staff. Will be booking again next year.



September 2018 - Primary School
Good facilities and well organised. There was a variety of activities on offer and staff were superb.



September 2018 - Primary School
Fantastic experiences for the children!



September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Secondary School




August 2018 - Secondary School
The activities were aimed at a younger age range. the accommodation was clean and in good condition. the meals were basic



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Another excellent trip using the latter part of a school week and weekend



July 2018 - Primary School
Good facilities with generally supportive staff. When there was an issue the management responded well and dealt with the situation. The children enjoyed the challenge and were happy with the accommodation.



July 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Really disappointed by the organisation, attention to detail and safety aspects during the visit. School will be writing a letter of complaint.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
The children achieved the outcomes set and enjoyed the experience of being away from home and being more independent and challenged.



June 2018 - Primary School
Problem with the accommodation but the venue was very helpful. Leader lacked enthusiasm



June 2018 - Primary School
Generally an excellent week and the children loved it. Some of the organisation was not as slick as usual and a few of the instructors were fairly poor.



June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Secondary School
The staff were excellent at supporting us throughout the trip. They were approachable and friendly and ensured that everything ran the way it needed to. The site was safe and all activities were well organised.



May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School
Well trained staff, but standard of facilities are on the decline. Site was a absolute mess and mains water was lost for over a day.



April 2018 - Secondary School
It had the potential to be a 5 star review but the mud from the construction work and vehicles was a bit overwhelming, the wheelchairs were incredibly hard to move even on the surfaced road areas. Other than than the pupils had a great time and the staff we met were wholehearted in their efforts to include every child and give them a fabulous learning experience.



April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School
A superb experience for Teachers taking their younger pupils away for the first time. PGL staff will do all that they can to support your week and to make the time easier for the Teachers. They provided clean bedding for a pupil who had had a nose bleed in the night; they asked how much money (and if) the pupils were allowed to buy sweets/fizzy pop in the shop; they provided a first aider to give advice when a pupil had an injury and they were willing to cook individually for any pupils with specific dietary needs. You couldn't ask for more! Love PGL.



March 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Secondary School
We had a great weekend. The staff were excellent and everything was well organized. Staff encouraged students in every activity, and made sure they were all successful.



March 2018 - Secondary School




March 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Secondary School




January 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School




December 2017 - Primary School
Brilliant - so many fantastic memories; have booked Caythorpe PGl again next year for more of the same. Kids and adults still grinning a month later!