Find out what group leaders & teachers think of Castlerigg...

We come every academic year at this time with Year 11. Some people question why at such an important time in their school life?

We can’t emphasise enough the positive impact the retreat has upon our students when they’re faced with exams, revision, coursework, peer pressure, and social media.

They come back into school with a sense of purpose.
They’ve been given time to reflect on their own ‘journey of faith.’ Now they know they’re not alone, their troubles are not just their own!
— Mr Dylan Green, Head of Year 11
A retreat at Castlerigg offers something that young people will not get from anywhere else.

It is life changing for some of the pupils, particularly at this stage of life as they begin to make life choices.

You can’t buy and can’t teach what they receive here on a spiritual level and on a confidence level.
— Janet Tucker, College Head
In 1976 I stayed at the manor with my school All Hallows school, Wythenshawe Manchester and after all these years and having travelled around the world it still rates as one of the best experiences of my life. Thanks
— Steve Leonard, September 2013