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Hadlow College’s Residential Care Provision Receives Fourth Consecutive ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Grading

Posted on 29th January 2018 in General

Hadlow College is delighted to announce that its residential care provision for under-18 students has been graded ‘Outstanding’ at a recent Ofsted inspection. This is the fourth consecutive inspection where the College has received this grade – making Hadlow one of the leading colleges in the country for residential provision.


Kent County Show Heatwave Draws Thousands as Hadlow College Celebrates 50 Years of Education

This year’s Kent County Show saw sweltering temperatures over the three days, which brought the sun-seeking visitors out in droves. As always, Hadlow College had a significant presence and profile as Livestock and Equine sponsors at the show, with the College being profiled on BBC Radio Kent on all three days and receiving television coverage on the Friday evening.


Hadlow Group Comments on Publication of The Bank of England Agents’ Summary of Business Conditions

Posted on 26th June 2017 in General

The Hadlow Group would like to see the Government position farming and food at the very top of its agenda, encouraging producers to export to new markets post-Brexit by providing the necessary support.


Hadlow College and Rural PLC (Kent) pre-2017 Election Manifesto

Hadlow College, in partnership with Rural PLC (Kent), have produced a pre-2017 Election Manifesto


Thousands Attend Hadlow College Lambing Weekend for Ewe-nique Opportunity to Welcome in the Spring

This year’s Lambing Weekend, our flagship event heralding the start of Spring, saw us welcome 13,000 visitors to our site at Faulkner’s Farm on the 11th and 12th March. Running for 25 years now, the event continues to expand, with this year featuring more exciting family activities and food stalls showcasing the best of our local produce than ever before


The Hadlow Group Responds to the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy

Posted on 14th February 2017 in General

The recent publication of the UK government’s much-vaunted Industrial Strategy Green Paper, setting out plans to adapt the economy for a post-Brexit era, sees a welcome focus on overhauling technical education – with a pledge to help young people develop the skills for the high-paid, high-skilled jobs of the future.


Hadlow Group Named Top Public Sector Company at The Institute for Turnaround Awards

Posted on 30th November 2016 in General

The Hadlow Group is delighted to announce that it was named Top Public Sector Company at The Institute for Turnaround Awards, held on 24th November at London’s Landmark Hotel.


The Hadlow Group Announces Joint Venture with Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School

Posted on 30th November 2016 in General, Events

As part of The Hadlow Group’s continuing commitment to delivering first class training and education across Kent, it has begun a joint venture with Rosemary Shrager’s Cookery School in The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.


Relocation for Hadlow College Farm Shop

Posted on 7th October 2016 in General

Hadlow College Farm Shop will soon be moving from its current premises on the A26 to a new location, only a stone’s throw away, on Ashes Lane.


Princess Christian’s Farm Students Help to Flush Away Poverty

Posted on 7th September 2016 in General

Our students at Princess Christian’s Farm held a fundraising event to raise money for Toilet Twinning, a scheme which funds the work of leading relief charity Tearfund and their global partners to provide people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and hygiene education.


GCSE Exam Results Days 2016

Posted on 9th August 2016 in General

GCSE English – 10am to 2pm Thursday 11th August GCSE Maths – 9.30 to 2 pm Thursday 25 August


Do You Have a Perfect Pooch for Our Top Students to Trim This Summer?

Posted on 18th July 2016 in General

The award-winning grooming salon at Hadlow College is looking for certain breeds of dogs to enable our students, under expert guidance from some of the UK's top groomers, to hone their skills and groom them to breed standards.


Hadlow Group Ends Kent County Show on a High

The Hadlow Group had a hugely successful three days at the Kent County Show this year. The main marquee had a countryside and sustainability theme, with a host of exciting stands and interactive activities on offer.


Hadlow College Featured in The Top 100 Index at the National Centre for Diversity’s Grand Awards

Posted on 31st March 2016 in General

We are delighted to announce that Hadlow College featured in the Top 100 Index at the National Centre for Diversity’s Grand Awards. The Top 100 Index highlights the very best of the UK across 600 organisations.


Hadlow Searches For “Land-Based Business of the Year”

Posted on 11th February 2015 in General

Once again, Hadlow College – together with Brachers LLP – is sponsoring the ‘Land-Based Business of the Year’ category in the Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA).


First South-East Food and Agriculture Breakfast Hosted by Hadlow College

Posted on 26th November 2014 in General

On 25th November 2014, Hadlow College – together with Brachers, Smiths Gore and UK Export Finance – hosted the first South-East Food and Agriculture breakfast event.


Free Winter Turf Seminars Offered To Industry

Posted on 10th November 2014 in Apprenticeships, General

This winter, in association with the local British and International Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (BIGGA) section, is offering free evening classes on a range of current topics.


Learning Resource Centre Continues to Improve

Posted on 13th August 2014 in General

Students returning to Hadlow College this September will notice some developments and improvements to their Learning Resource Centre (LRC), reflecting a more general move towards library services where hard copy and electronic resources have an equal place.


Princess Christian’s Farm Students Complete the Six Book Challenge

Posted on 7th July 2014 in General

Twenty-six students from Princess Christian’s Farm (PCF) successfully completed the Reading Agency’s six book challenge and were awarded certificates by Steve Brown, London 2012 Paralympic GB Wheelchair Rugby Captain


Hadlow Wins Business Commitment to the Environment Award

Posted on 27th June 2014 in General

Hadlow College, at last night’s Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA), won the Business Commitment to the Environment award in recognition of the work it does in sustainability.


Hadlow College Partners with Charlton Athletic

Posted on 28th May 2014 in Sport & Outdoor Activities, General

From September 2014, Hadlow College will be partnering with Charlton Athletic Community Trust to deliver a post-16 Football Academy programme at their campus near Tonbridge, Kent.


Undergraduate Students Research Presented at International Conferences

Posted on 20th May 2014 in HE News, Higher Education, General

Second year degree students at Hadlow College will soon be starting their dissertation research into a range of exciting subjects across all curriculum areas.


Hadlow College Selected as KEiBA Finalist

Posted on 14th May 2014 in General

Hadlow College has been confirmed as a finalist in the Business Commitment to the Environment category at this year’s Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA).


Industry Recognition for Green-keeping Apprentice

Posted on 10th May 2014 in Apprenticeships, General

A Hadlow College Level 3 green-keeping apprentice, and his team, working for a Premier League club in North London has been jointly awarded a trophy for the best pitch in the League.


Hadlow College Recognised as a Leader in Diversity

Posted on 7th May 2014 in General

Hadlow College has recently been awarded the prestigious Leaders in Diversity award in recognition of its commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). At present, there are only three other colleges nationally with the same accreditation.


Hadlow College Peer Mentoring Scheme

Posted on 3rd April 2014 in General

We have recently launched a Peer Mentoring Scheme for the wellbeing of our students.


Hadlow College Preferred Provider for K College

Posted on 21st February 2014 in General

Hadlow College, an Ofsted outstanding provider, has been confirmed by K College as the preferred provider to take over the running of their Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford campuses.


Students give a little back to the community

Posted on 20th February 2014 in General

A group of 9 students studying towards their Entry Level Skills for Working Life qualifications course recently organised and carried out a community litter picking event.


Success for Billy in Young Horticulturalist of the Year Competition

Posted on 27th January 2014 in HE News, Horticulture, General

Billy Stott, a BSc (Hons) Horticulture student, has today won the local heat of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition.


Hadlow College Awarded GTC Quality Mark

Posted on 20th January 2014 in Apprenticeships, General

Hadlow College has recently gained the prestigious GTC Quality Mark in recognition of the high standard of greenkeeping training that is offered within the Apprenticeships, Business and Communities (ABC) department.


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