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Hadlow Rural Community School

Based in the grounds of the College, Hadlow Rural Community School offers a unique secondary educational experience for pupils aged between 11 and 16. With its “rural ethos” this brand new free school was conceived from an original idea to develop exciting new educational opportunities for young people to learn in a land-based environment.

Opening in September 2013, Hadlow Rural Community School is a unique school, with a unique ethos and curriculum. Pupils have opportunities very different to those in other schools, through a commitment and vision to integrate land-based education into all areas of the school.

Hadlow Rural Community School's innovative curriculum enables pupils of all ages to experience hands-on work with animals, growing food and tending plants. In doing this they achieve vital skills in teamwork, discipline, respect and responsibility, as well as working towards a range of practical, meaningful and worthwhile vocational qualifications.  This approach will develop skills, recognise the value of practical qualifications and increase self-esteem and engagement with education.  Employability and entrepreneurship are key features in the ethos of the school.

Alongside this though, Hadlow Rural Community School aims to be a centre of academic excellence – all pupils study a full suite of GCSE subjects including those expected in the English Baccalaureate – English, Maths, Science, Geography and Languages.  

To contact the school, please follow the link on the right or call 01732 853241.

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Latest News

The Fruits of Nathaniel’s Labour

Posted on 2nd November 2017 in Horticulture

We’re proud to announce that one of our BSc (Hons) Commercial Horticulture graduates, Nathaniel Oliver, was awarded this year’s prestigious Worshipful Company of Fruiterers Scholar of the Year Prize.

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BDGA’s Guild of Master Groomers Welcomes Newest Member: Belinda Morris of Hadlow PIF Grooming School

Posted on 23rd October 2017 in Animal Management

We're delighted to announce that Belinda Morris, team leader at our successful Hadlow PIF Grooming School, is the latest groomer to join the ranks of The British Dog Groomers’ Association's Guild of Master Groomers.

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Affiliated and Unaffiliated Dressage

Hadlow Campus

Event date 19th November 2017 at 9:00am
Equine Management, Events

Course Information - Canterbury

Canterbury Campus

Event date 25th November 2017 at 10:00am
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