Our adult course runs on a Wednesday 10am-3pm term time only. Students are enrolled for 1 year and follow a structured timetable throughout the day covering baking, arts/crafts, and animal care.
We are a commissioned alternative provision providing education up to 17hrs a week for children who struggle to access mainstream education. We cover national curriculum core subjects
We understand that not everybody thrives through traditional learning methods and at Heyhead Farm we celebrate our differences so that students both young and old can gain self-confidence
Heyhead Farm is situated on a picturesque 5-acre farm in Harwood, nestled between Bolton and Bury. We have over 30 animals including goats, sheep, alpacas, emus, wallabies, donkeys, horse, chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs and geese which are taken care of by our students.
Our facilities include a classroom, food tech room, stable block, small animal/incubation room, 5-acres of fields and a forest school area situated in our orchard complete with adventure trail, swings, teepee, and fire pit. We also have a horticultural area where we grow fruit, veg and herbs to use in our cookery classes along with apples from our orchard and eggs from our chickens and ducks.
We are an ASDAN centre offering ASDAN qualifications, all our children follow the national curriculum core subjects, and all our lessons are delivered by qualified teachers.
We are a commissioned alternative provision providing education up to 17hrs a week for children who struggle to access mainstream education. We cover national curriculum core subjects, Maths, English and Science appropriate to the individual’s key stage. We cover all key stages 1-4 including GCSE. We also cover ASDAN qualifications including but not limited to Animal care and PSHE.
Our lessons are delivered by qualified teachers, and we have an onsite SENDCO for social, emotional and language support. Lunch is provided.
Alongside our academic lessons we offer curriculum enrichment, all children experience hands on animal husbandry, forest school activities, gardening, baking, and horse-riding. We aim to deliver all cross curricular activities/lessons building confidence in a nurturing environment so that children can transition back into mainstream education or a specialist provision when ready. Our aim is to equip them with self-belief and ambition ready for the next step on their learning journey.