Welcome to Independent Outdoor

Independent Outdoor is the umbrella organisation for staff delivering outdoor activities at independent schools in the UK.

All of our team work in outdoor activities at independent schools, hold the higher awards from the national governing bodies and have experience of running national training and assessment courses.

Independent Outdoor

Most are able to act as Technical Advisers in one or more areas. We use very small ratios of trainer to delegate in our practical workshops so that the course can be tailored to individual needs. The style is always collaborative - professionals discussing and sharing good practice, alongside clear demonstration of higher level skills by the trainer.

Approved by: Independent Schools Council (ISC), the Department for Education, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS), RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre

mock trial
The mock trial is on! - 6 weeks ago

Here at IO we are pretty excited to have teamed up with Marsh Insurance and DWF legal to stage a mock trial at Malvern College. More details here, or click the conference tab at the top of the page:


mock trial

Been chatting to Stuart Brumhill at Marsh insurance about the possibility of including a mock trial at the November conference.
Mock trials are, perhaps surprisingly, a great way to highlight the sort of approach outdoor practitioners...