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Schools that have enjoyed an educational visit through Isle of Wight Experience.


If you wish to contact other teachers regarding your visit, listed below is a small cross section of schools that have been regular clients of ours for up to 20 years.

Reviews & Testimonials

"We have been fortunate in working with the Isle of Wight Experience for over 10 years, during which time we have had the privilege of introducing over 300 children to the island.


The Isle of Wight Experience, which was originally recommended by a colleague, has enabled us to provide an excellent residential experience to our older children each summer.  As a long-established family company, Keith, Donna and Kirsty have built a high reputation, based on customer care, safety standards, local knowledge and excellent contacts, to ensure the highest quality provision.   Always mindful of the huge responsibility associated with leading a residential visit, I have always found it reassuring to know that I have the support and expertise of IoW Experience at hand.  Support with all aspects of visit planning and preparation helps to ensure that things run smoothly and that the children have the very best learning experiences - and memories to last a lifetime."



"IOW Experience has provided HDJS with over 15 years of dedicated, loyal and outstanding service!  Their service provides a bespoke experience for all of children, with safety at the fore front of their planning.  Their level of customer service and support in the planning process for the trips we have done has been excellent.

Our past pupils best memories of Primary School always include their IOW Experience, which the team help

make possible!"


Matt F

"My schools have used the Isle of Wight Experience for over ten years and we have always had an amazing time on the island. The whole process has been seamless, from booking our itinerary in September to arriving back at school after our week away in June. The support that we receive is fantastic and no problem is too small. It is dealt with effectively, efficiently and always with a smile. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Isle of Wight Experience to everyone and I look forward to bring my schools for many years to come. "


Joe F

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our trip to the Isle of Wight so fantastic! All the children (and adults) had an absolutely wonderful time and it was so lovely to visit so many landmarks/attractions. Everything was so well organised, we really couldn’t have asked for any more. We booked next year’s trip within an hour of getting home and I am certain that we will be returning for many, many years to come.


Thank you once again, it is the best (and most well organised) trip we have ever done."

"St Peter’s School have been using the Isle of Wight Experience for 10 years now. We keep coming back because the company offer such great support: if the weather necessitates a change of activity, they are there to make the arrangements; when one of our children was taken ill, they made arrangements for us to visit the doctor then reunited us with the rest of the group; they always work hard to make the trip run smoothly.


The Isle of Wight Experience do their up-most to ensure that we are  happy with every aspect of our trip, whether it is transport, accommodation or activity and they are always quick to intervene if there is a problem. Our children look forward to the Isle of Wight trip throughout their time at St Peter’s and it is a memory that stays with them forever. I would heartily recommend the Isle of Wight Experience to anyone."


Lesley W

"At St Joseph's School we have been using IOW Experience for over 15 years and we have always been very happy with them.


They are very efficient and caring, whenever we have a query they answer promptly and nothing is too much trouble.


All staff are courteous and willing to help.


While we are actually on our visit they also come to see us to check that everything is running smoothly.


 All in all a great company to work with. "


Kate S

"We have been using Isle of Wight Experience for the last nine years.  Their professionalism, knowledge of the island, attention to detail and willingness to sort out any problems are all first-rate. "


Jamie L

"We have been using the Isle of Wight Experience to help co-ordinate week long residential trips for over 10 years. In that time, the children at the school have enjoyed superb visits that have been full of variety, excitement and fun. They have always been planned carefully and the Isle of Wight Experience team have been supportive at every stage of the trip – through planning, in the weeks leading up to the visit and during the week itself. Over the years, we have had the occasional unexpected event when taking over 50 children away and the Isle of Wight Experience have been fantastic with their levels of care and support. The island is full of enjoyable activities for children of junior age and our pupils leave us with fantastic memories of a wonderful year 6 residential. "


Pete T

"I have been using the Isle of Wight experience for residential visits to the Island for nearly 20 years. In the 4 schools I have worked in, Keith, Donna and the team have looked after over 600 of my pupils in group sizes ranging from 13 to 90!


The company organise the itineraries we request effectively and communicate via email or the phone on a regular basis. Often we have children taking part in the trips with additional learning or medical needs and these are always dealt with sensitively.


By organising the visits, hotels, coaches, ferries, the company save the school hours of planning, preparation, organisation and the ever increasing volume of paperwork needed for a residential visit.


Pre Visits for staff are included as part of the package and regular visits from the IOW experience staff always take place during the residential itself.


The children (and staff!) always have a great time and Isle Of Wight Experience residential visits feature regularly  as a ‘best memory’ during our end of Year 6 leavers assemblies. "


Damian P

"We have used Isle of Wight Experience to organise our Year 6 residential for many years.  Firstly, they offer an extensive variety of exciting activities, which cater for the range of children within our school; there is something for everyone! We are able to select our own activities and the IOW Experience always listen to our preferences and do their best to tailor our itinerary to our specific needs.


As islanders, the staff have a great knowledge of the island and are always on hand should any support or advice be needed. During the pre-visit preparation, the staff are extremely approachable and are very quick to respond to any queries or requests we may have. On several occasions during your stay, a representative meets up with the group to check that everything is going well. Nothing is too much trouble!


The hotel we use is family-run; they provide a good standard of accommodation, superb home cooked food (any special dietary needs are catered for) and most importantly, friendly staff who greet us as friends after so many years.


The coaches provided are modern and comfortable. All of the coach drivers we have had over the years have provided a first class service, showing patience and efficiency. As the coach driver stays with you throughout the week, they get to know you and your needs.


Isle of Wight Experience provides a fabulous service which ensures that the residential goes without any hitches. Both adults and children alike have a wonderful time and I would heartily recommend them to other schools.

Our Isle of Wight residential is now a much anticipated tradition within our school. Hopefully you can see why we keep returning!"


Angie K

Debbie and Alan Montagnon of Sandown Manor receiving their newcomers award.

Steve Vallance of Vallance Coaches proudly receiving his award.

Matt from Hawesdown School with his IW Experience continued support award.


Pete Taylor

Larkfield School (Nottingham)



Mr Haynes

Hobbs Hill Wood School



Mr Pritchard

Hayes Primary School (Kenley)



Mr Allen

St. Agathas School (Surrey)



Head Teacher

Grange School (Nottingham)



Head Teacher

Barnes Farm School (Essex)


Kate Sillars

St. Joseph’s School (Redhill)



Katie Harris

Lee Chapel School (Essex)



Sally Hines

Divine Saviour School (Hert)



Mrs Shaw

St. Peters RC School (Gloucester)



Leah Crawley

Burnt Ash School (Bromley)



David Walton

Bagthorpe School (Nottingham)


Bev Homer

Kenyington Manor School (Sunbury)



Mrs Wilson

St. Anthonys RC School (Watford)



Clare Budd

Beulah School (Thornton Heath)



Head Teacher

Cliffewood School (Kent)



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