The farm was set up in 1940 as part of 'dig for victory'. It survives today because it has become a useful resource for other subject areas. All the work on the farm including stock tasks, feeding, cleaning out and milking is carried out by students aged 11-16 before and after school during holidays and at weekends.
The aim of our farm is to enhance and enrich the curriculum for all our students and visitors by producing plants, animals and managing our site in a realistic and economic way but in sympathy with the environment. Examples of how the farm is used within the National Curriculum in Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Art, ICT and English are available upon request. We have a farm trail with literature for early years pupils up to key stage 2. Visits for older students are by arrangement only. An NVQ course in Agriculture, an NVQ based on the farm is offered as an alternative to GCSE at key stage 4. We are a Specialist school with a Rural Dimension.