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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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‘The Bigger Picture’: Horticulture and Landscape Conference Welcomes Industry Expert Speakers

Hadlow College welcomed a series of industry experts to speak at its annual Horticulture and Landscape Conference on the 2nd March, entitled ‘The Bigger Picture’, which covered a broad range of topics, touching upon such pertinent issues as the role of cutting-edge technology in commercial horticulture and post-Brexit food security.

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Meet Tyler Brabham, ABC Apprentice of the Month!

Posted on 18th April 2017 in Apprenticeships, Horticulture

Tyler Brabham, 20, studying for a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Greenkeeping from Lydd Golf Club is the worthy winner of the latest ABC apprentice of the month award.

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Open Day at Mottingham (April)

Mottingham Campus

Event date 29th April 2017 at 10:00am
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Affiliated Dressage

Event date 30th April 2017 at 12:00am
Equine Management, Events