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Path Hill - Alternative Provision (RISE)

Path Hill Outdoors is a ‘not for profit’ company offering innovative educational and therapeutic programmes. Path Hill Outdoors runs from a converted farm building and is located in beautiful beech woodlands on the Hardwick Estate close to Pangbourne.

Most of our programmes are based in the outdoors, making it is a suitable placement for young people who find a mainstream educational setting challenging and are susceptible to anxiety and a fear of school. We work with a wide range of young people including young people with Autism, emotional and behavioural difficulties and moderate learning difficulties.  

Path Hill Outdoors are one of the providers who are part of the RISE alternative provision in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Supporting people with

  • Autism
  • Behavioural, emotional, social difficulties
  • Moderate learning difficulties

Julia Warwick

Telephone: 0118 984 2500


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We are not an accessible site as we are based in fields and woods however we are happy to discuss any needs of students to see if there are ways and means of accessing our services.

Please see the information on RISE for further details about how alternative provision can be accessed and eligibility criteria. 

We have referral forms and a requirement for a student visit. If this visit is positive on both sides then we can start the placement as soon as possible once we have appropriate staff in place.

Starting a placement is dependent on availability of appropriate staff. If possible the process from initial discussion, to placement can be as short as seven working days. There is a waiting list of students during busy times.

  • One to One students = £250 a day 
  • Small group programmes – price on application 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Outdoor Leadership (starting Sept 2016) Three days a week for a year = £240 a week 
  • Young Carers camps – free if charitable funds are available
  • We have rigorous safeguarding procedures, two designated safeguarding persons and daily briefing and de-briefing sessions to discuss any issues that require further follow up.
  • All staff are first aid trained and have an enhanced DBS check. All staff have attended training on managing behaviours and have attended Team Teach training. 
  • Every local authority making use of Path Hill Outdoors has inspected and approved our safeguarding procedures, our risk assessments and the quality of our programmes. We have a Quality Improvement Plan – available for those who are interested - which details our monitoring, assessment and approach to working with our students.