Case Studies

Lizzie

Lizzie came to Jamie’s Farm at a low ebb.

She had been living in a car with her Mum for six months, and her school was worried that she had begun to prostitute herself to buy drugs. Her best friend in school had already been excluded and Lizzie was on her final warning. One teacher had developed a strong enough relationship with Lizzie to suggest she might enjoy a chance to get away from troubles at home and school, and spend a week at Jamie’s Farm. The space might do her some good...

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Callum

In September, 2013, we welcomed a fifteen year old boy called Callum to the Farm.

Callum was based in a Pupil Referral Unit in West London. The school had previously brought pupils alongside another two schools, but recognised the value of Jamie’s Farm to such a degree that they wished to bring a group purely from their own ranks. As the Lead Teacher of the trip said, ‘we have highly vulnerable and disaffected youngsters. To go on a residential requires us to have full faith in the quality of the provision these youngsters will get; with Jamie’s Farm, we knew we would receive expert care from high quality staff who go the extra mile to make students and staff feel welcomed, safe and happy in an alien environment.’...

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