HSWales comprises a beautiful Victorian farmhouse, a cobbled courtyard and three barns, which are currently undergoing an extensive restoration programme to create a centre that will enrich and broaden the education we offer our children.
The farm is set in 55 acres of mixed arable pasture woodland. It is divided in two by a stream, which has cut a path through the old quarry (that supplied the stone for the farm buildings), creating a dingle with pools and waterfalls. The dingle is lined with implausibly tall oaks creating a large atrium, in the middle of which is a wooden stage. The land is sometimes steep, sometimes sloping and sometimes flat.
Residential field trips form an important part of the Hall School Wimbledon curriculum from Year 4 upwards. They deliver our philosophy of learning through experience, and are designed to combine academic investigation with the opportunity for children to spend time away from home with their friends and teachers.
Hall School Wimbledon has been visiting the Brecon Beacons for almost 20 years taking pupils aged between 10 and 16 on outward bound and educational trips. The purchase of Llanbryean Farm in February 2013 has given Hall School Wimbledon greater flexibility with regard to its field trips. We can visit whenever we like, we can stay for longer and we can offer pupils a greater range of adventure activities while they are there.