School Groups at Ampleforth 

With its wealth of information from history to geography and nature to religion which coincide with the school curriculum, Ampleforth is the perfect place for a school trip or residential stay. 

School Day Trips 

We can arrange a bespoke visit for your school including a tour of the Abbey Church and Visitor Centre along with a selection of sporting activities in the valley and a choice of lunch or afternoon tea. 

Residential School Groups & Retreats

School groups are welcome to book a stay or a retreat at Ampleforth and will find ideal accommodation in Alban Roe House, situated at the west end of the campus with magnificent views over the valley. The House can be used for residential or day groups and is available throughout the year.

The retreat experience allows young people to develop confidence to be themselves, understand their gifts and the meaning of their faith in their lives. The gentle, relaxed and fun atmosphere provides the backdrop to make new friendships and strengthen old ones.

Accommodation is in five dormitories, one dormitory sleeping ten, three dormitories sleeping nine and one dormitory sleeping eight people and there are six staff/leader rooms. All bedding is provided but guests are requested to bring their own towels.

Facilities include a spacious common room with TV and DVD player and iPod dock. There are two large meeting/conference rooms perfect for group discussions, a private House Chapel, as well as a games room with ping pong and a pool table. Hot drinks can be made in the kitchenette and there are lavatories on the ground floor, as well as a ground floor bedroom which is suitable for wheelchair users. 

Two large magnificent lawns are located in front of the House for groups to run and kick a ball around. Our retreat groups also receive discounted rates in our St Alban's Sports Centre. Click here for further details.

Meals are provided in the Ambrose Griffiths Room which is a short walk from the accommodation. Our Food and Events team ensures that your group are provided with a range of quality and nutritious dishes that will keep energy levels up and satisfy even the fussiest of eaters.