The Kilve Court and Charterhouse Centres are four residential and outdoor education centres. We consist of Kilve Court itself, with its own specialized Outdoor Centre, Great Wood on the Quantocks and Charterhouse on the Mendip Hills.
Take a look at the awesome courses we are running for ages 6 – 18. We concentrate on enrichment courses for able and interested students in the Autumn and Spring terms but you will also find outdoor activity courses during half terms.
We enable young people to discover what they can do – rather than focusing on what they can’t. Every child is encouraged to imagine, discover and achieve, with 100% support from our fantastic instructors.
The Kilve Court and Charterhouse Centres
Serious Fun! Fun Packed Learning!
Our centres offer loads of activities from climbing and survival, to sculpture and pond dipping. You name it – we’ve (probably) got it. We’ve got academic courses too. Students can learn how to build a real rocket and launch it, become a laser warrior, write a novel, or even produce a musical.
You can come for the day, a weekend or a week – or we can offer a tutor to come to your school, or give a talk to your special interest group. Our centres have something for everyone. We have students coming from all parts of the country and even from Europe! Young people with special needs are welcome and there may be some bursaries to give a helping hand if money is tight.
The Kilve Court and Charterhouse Centres are owned by Somerset County Council and operated by Support Services for Education.
What else we can offer you…
Looking for a weekend away from boarding school? Considered one of our weekend enrichment courses? Click here to see our current weekend courses. If there is a group of students from the same school interested in coming to Kilve Court on the same dates, we may be able to help with transport. Please get in touch.
Do your own thing
Looking for a base to do your own thing? Whether you want to host a music or poetry weekend for adults, or you’re looking for a place to bring students so they can revise and study for exams, we can offer groups full catering, work rooms and accommodation (bed linen can be provided if needed). If you wanted to break up the day with an outdoor activity or art/clay workshop, we can provide this for you. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and check availability of our centres.
Team Building Days and Corporate Away Days
Looking to motivate your team? Why not get in touch and tell us what you want to achieve? Bring staff together and take part in a bespoke day course designed to suit your needs.