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South Brockwells Farm School is led by a fully qualified teacher where students will work with and care for our animals and farmland to improve their soft skills such as resilience, motivation and self-control, confidence, independence and work ethic that are so vital to their wellbeing, academic success and their ability to achieve in later life.

Farm school provides a therapeutic environment where children can feel safe, heard and valued. Our students get the opportunity to connect with animals and nature whilst accessing a curriculum that focuses on their social, emotional and physical development. The feedback we receive from schools demonstrates the positive impact we have on students.

In 2023 one of our Farm School students was awarded the Student of the Year Accolade from School Farms Network Forum Social Farms & Gardens. The School Farms Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of schools, teachers and students who have farms included as part of their education provision and the diversity of the types and uses of school farms and land-based education across the UK. We were incredibly proud of our student's success.

Students can be referred to us for:

  • A lack of engagement in school

  • Low attendance and attainment

  • Poor mental well-being and self-esteem issues

  • Anxiety

  • Underdeveloped life-skills

  • A lack of pro-social behaviours

  • A pattern of negative relationships with adults and peers

Specialising in working with children aged 7-16 years old, both primary and secondary schools can refer students to work with us at South Brockwells Farm School. Where possible, we shall place students at the most geographically convenient site. 

We work in close partnership with parents, carers, schools and external organisations to equip children and young people with the tools needed to be successful in their education.

We offer students the opportunity to explore, learn, reset and gain confidence through our therapeutic approach to working with animals and outdoor-focused learning.

South Brockwells Farm School provides:

  • a place to ‘reset’ and help children re-engage with school and learning

  • an opportunity to develop new relationships with peers and adults in a neutral setting

  • therapeutic support with qualified Therapeutic Thinking and Boxall Profile trained staff

  • routine and instils good habits

  • an opportunity to complete meaningful and practical work to engage and motivate children

  • a place to have fun and learn new skills

  • a place to enjoy the countryside with fresh air and space

We offer individual and small group programmes that can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual which tend to focus on one of these key areas: mental health and wellbeing, managing anxiety, nurture or engagement and attitudes. 

To discuss our pricing structure, programmes or to make a referral, please email South Brockwells Farm School.

Dear South Brockwells,


We are extremely grateful for the external provision provided by you for a child within our school. The child came back to school beaming each morning after spending two afternoons with you per week.


The opportunities and learning experiences for a child with additional needs is exceptional and allowed an alternative way of learning. The reports that were shared with us allowed us to keep a strong communication between South Brockwells, home, school and the child. We were able to engage the child during school time by using the reports to continue the positive experiences and attitude towards the provision.


Overall, the provision provided by South Brockwells supported the child to finish their journey at primary school successfully before moving on to secondary school. We look forward to supporting more children via this provider in the future. 


Hawkes Farm Academy

September 2023

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