Decision details

Outdoor Learning Service fees 2022/23

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the charges and fees as listed for the Outdoor Learning Service for September 2022 to August 2023


To approve the continuation of a seasonal fees structure for residential school groups and increase other fees in line with financial procedures, increasing by 4.2%.

Reasons for the decision:

Fee levels are reviewed annually in line with the Council’s Fees and Charges Strategy.

The charges and fees for the school year September 2021 – August 2022 were put forward for approval in June 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions placed on the service by DfE guidance. Following the Executive decision to reopen the service, there is a requirement to now open to bookings for the school year September 2022 to August 2023. Opening for bookings at this time will allow schools and other groups’ sufficient time to launch their visits with parents and guardians and plan their school year.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 01/02/2022

Date of decision: 01/02/2022

Effective from: 10/02/2022