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Essential information for Schools

Jamie’s Farm works with vulnerable students in inner city schools on the verge of exclusion. Pupils are referred for:

  • a lack of engagement in school manifesting in low attendance and attainment;
  • self-esteem issues stemming from a lack of nurture at home; and
  • challenges demonstrating positive behaviour, leading to negative relationships with adults and peers

Underpinning these is an underlying improvement in the ‘soft skills’ that are so vital to the academic success of pupils, and their ability to achieve in later life. Our New Philanthropy Capital Well-being Measure results have demonstrated that we significantly improve pupils’ resilience, motivation and self-control, the non-cognitive skills that research is suggesting are even more important than numeracy and literacy in children’s life and employment prospects. It is no surprise then that in the last two years every one of our partner schools have rebooked visits with us.

“We introduced the pupil premium so that all children are able to enjoy the same opportunities and experiences, regardless of their circumstances. Jamie’s Farm is an excellent example of the kind of provision that schools now have better access to. Visiting the farm I have seen first-hand the impact it can have on the young people involved, allowing them to develop their skills and confidence, and encouraging them to achieve their full potential.”

David Laws – Minister for Schools

For more detailed information about organising a visit to Jamie's Farm:

At Jamie’s Farm we are keen to meet the individual needs of children and staff, and are have the expertise to adapt our provision to meet specific needs. Contact us to discuss any questions or suggestions you may have about a particular group

“I cannot stress enough how beneficial this unique opportunity was. I attended the trip myself for the whole week and observed some quite remarkable transformations in students who otherwise present some quite challenging and complex behaviour, social and emotional difficulties. The skills that were developed have had a lasting impact here at school both in terms of academic progress but also in terms of behaviour improvement.”

Carly Mitchell – Principal, Oasis Academy South Bank