Gorsefield Rural Studies Residential Centre Essex
Grove Hill,, Stansted, CM24 8SS
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer
Gorsefield Rural Studies Centre is a residential centre based in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex. The Edwardian House sits on a 7 acre site surrounded by the picturesque Essex countryside. It has been owned by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets since 1990 and welcomes schools and community groups from the Borough throughout the year. The centre provides a warm and welcoming environment in which visitors can feel safe and secure.
Group Sizes Catered For
Gorsefield can comfortably accommodate up to 37 children. Children are split between five bedrooms, each sleeping between six and nine children. All rooms are fitted with washbasins and have adequate storage space in draws. An additional en-suite disability suite is also available on the ground floor which can accommodate two children who use a wheelchair. There are also 5 staff bedrooms split between the three levels of the house. All bedding is provided in the form of sheets and duvets. Shower and toilet facilities are available adjacent to the bedrooms.
Risk Assessment Details
We follow the code of conduct through local authority and guidance and we do weekly and annual checks
For a full week and a group rate for 30 which works out to be very affordable per pupil is between £5000 and £7000 – please call for more details and the best package that suits you requirements.
First Aid Information
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Opening Hours & Information
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
• Provide activities and space that encourage physical exercise and develop co-ordination
• Provide home cooked, healthy food.
• Provide a positive environment that promotes development of healthy self esteem and emotional wellbeing.
Enjoy and Achieve - Gorsefield aims to:
• Provide a safe, welcoming environment for all visitors.
• Promote high standards of behaviour and develop children’s awareness of risk and their responsibility in controlling hazards.
Stay Safe - Gorsefield aims to:
• Provide all children with an opportunity to experience new activities in a different learning environment.
• Provide children with an opportunity to study and experience life in a rural environment.
• Provide opportunities to develop and extend aspects of the National Curriculum that are studied in class.
Make a Positive Contribution - Gorsefield aims to:
• Increase children’s understanding of the environment and the importance of sustainable living
• Enable teachers to gain greater understanding of children’s learning needs and social development, so that classroom learning can be more effective, enabling children to achieve more.
Achieve Economic Well-Being - Gorsefield aims to:
• Give children the opportunity to experience new things and open their eyes to new challenges, environments and ways of living.
• Encourage children to develop the independence, self confidence, sense of responsibility and positive social attitudes that will enable them to contribute positively to society and achieve prosperity.
Room Sizes and Facilities
How many children can you accommodate per room, do you have bunk/twin beds? Do rooms have en-suite or shared bathrooms, T.V or air conditioning?
The bedrooms are primarily on the first floor and sleep the following amount of children:
Bedroom 1 - 7 beds
Bedroom 2 - 8 beds
Bedroom 3 - 10 beds
Bedroom 4 - 7 beds
Bedroom 5 - 6 beds
Nb: There is an adjoining door between rm 4 and rm 5 so children in these rooms should be of the same gender. There are 3 staff rooms on the first floor and an additional staff room on the ground floor. We also have a wheelchair accessible ground floor bedroom which sleeps 2 children.