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Outdoor Learning and Educational Visits Service


Available to: Maintained and Academy Schools

As follows: Annual agreement — academic year

Get in touch

Contact: Colin Gratton-Rayson

Telephone: 01709 822338


Service description

This is a key service that supports schools to meet their legal health and safety obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974), Management of Health and Safety Regulations (1999) and the Children Act (2004) when undertaking educational visits.

Schools can access locally based support, advice, guidance and training from the designated Outdoor Education Advisor (via email, telephone and in person) and also the EVOLVE system which provides a planning and preparation tool as well as a robust approval system.

All of these help staff run safe educational visits, ensuring current guidelines and good practice is met.

Service details

Schools benefit from access to:

  • The RMBC Outdoor Education Advisor for advice and support via telephone, email or site meetings, on all aspects of the educational visits process, through the office of the school’s Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC)
  • The RMBC EVOLVE web-based planning and approval system for educational visits via an establishment account with the full range of user accounts to include staff, EVC, Principal/Head and Read Only (Governor) users
  • Educational Visit Co-ordinator, Visit Leader and other related training courses at RMBC rates
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award via the licence held by RMBC which is managed by the Outdoor Learning Team
  • Crowden Outdoor Education Centre at RMBC rates (see Outdoor Learning Facilities for further details)


This service is charged to maintained schools due the delegation of centrally held funding from 1st July 2015.

Option 1
Outdoor Learning and Educational Visits Service
£1.57 per pupil

Option 2
Outdoor Learning and Educational Visits service
£1.57 per pupil

plus the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) flat fee: secondary school/college £395; special school £60

See the Service Level Agreement

See the DofE Service Level Agreement