All items on this list are essential, irrespective of season. It is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that their child is adequately equipped. Safety outdoors starts with basic clothing.


This includes walking boots. Children may well get wet every day and whilst muddy clothes and waterproofs can be dried overnight in the drying room, underwear and socks will need changing at least once a day! Please make certain that all clothing is labelled.

For out of doors

  • Children need to be wearing 3 warm layers every day e.g. t-shirt, polo neck and fleece.
  • Underwear for each day
  • 5 pairs of woollen thick socks (loop lined ski socks are best)
  • Base layers: 3 warm shirts, long-sleeved T-Shirts or polo-necked tops, thermals are excellent
  • Mid layers: 2/3 sweaters – fleeces are best and dry very quickly
  • 3 pairs of tracksuit / shell suit / thick leggings / trousers
  • NO JEANS are allowed for out of doors
  • Set of very old but warm clothes (could be damaged) for caving
  • Hat, scarf and gloves (thick type e.g. ski gloves)
  • Old pair of trainers that can get wet for canoeing
  • Wellington boots if you have them. DO NOT buy any as the centre does have a limited supply
  • Drinking vessel or small thermos (for packed lunches during the week). Lunch boxes are not needed

For indoors

  • Sleeping bag
  • Toiletries
  • 2 bath towels (One needs to be large enough to change behind when outdoors)
  • Polythene bag for laundry
  • Casual clothes e.g. jeans / sweatshirts
  • Indoor shoes: slippers or trainers to keep clean
  • Nightwear
  • Pillow case
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Writing Materials
  • Camera (Optional)
  • Book to read
  • Pocket games

Please remember the Kit List is for guidance only, and is not designed to be a shopping list. If you have any concerns please contact the School.