Education Visits

Compton Verney has developed a reputation for delivering a diverse range of high-quality education programmes for primary, secondary, further and higher education, that link directly to the curriculum and examination syllabuses.

The programmes are designed to help schools and educational organisations deliver subjects in new and exciting ways, perfect for your school trip or away day.  Our programmes engage students in hands-on creative activities through our exhibitions, collections, gallery and grounds to create an inspirational day.

All our programmes are delivered in our purpose built Learning Centre or Forest School site by the Learning Team; an experienced group of arts education professionals and qualified Forest School Leaders.

All our schools programmes can be adapted for students with special educational needs.

We can also design activities individually for your school to match your topic or curriculum.

For more information or to discuss a programme please contact the Learning Team
Tel 01926 645 529

Teachers’ packs are available to download for each project and include a risk assessment.

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Book a School Visit

  • We are open for gallery visits Tuesdays – Fridays from February to December. Visits that take place at the Forest School site are available all year.
  • Please inform us of any students with special educational needs, disabilities and additional requirements when making your booking.
  • We ask that you supply final numbers of students when confirming your booking.
  • Alterations to the number of students visiting should be made at least 14 days prior to your visit. We reserve the right not to refund alterations made within 14 days of the visit.
  • On confirmation of your booking you will receive an invoice. Payment is required 14 days prior to your visit.
  • Please download and read the teachers’ pack for your chosen programme prior to your visit.


  • Visits cost £6 per student; accompanying adults are free at a ratio of one adult for every 4 students. Additional adults will be charged £6.
  • There is a minimum charge of £75 for all education visits
  • Life drawing sessions cost £180
  • A separate planning charge of £130 applies for bespoke workshops

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Are there facilities to buy food and drink?

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  • Visits will be led by a member of the Learning Team, who will be responsible for the delivery of activities.
  • School staff are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of students at all times.  In the event of inappropriate behaviour from students or staff, where Compton Verney staff consider themselves, the public or the artworks to be at risk, we reserve the right to stop activities and, if necessary, ask the school to leave. The school will still be liable for payment in full for the day.

Cancelations and Absences

  • Cancelations must be made 14 day prior to the date of your visit. Cancelations made after this time are subject to a £75 cancelation fee.
  • Individual absences from the visit, due to illness or otherwise, will not be refunded.
  • Forest School programmes take place outside in all weather conditions. An indoor alternative will only be sought in the case of extreme weather.
  • Please be aware that due to Compton Verney’s unique setting, we have a severe weather policy in place. In the event of severe weather or limited access to the site, we reserve the right to close the site at short notice, including on the day of scheduled opening, in order to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. We will inform all designated persons as soon as this decision has been made and education visits will be rescheduled as soon as possible. Compton Verney cannot be held responsible for any cancellation costs incurred.