Welcome to Yew Tree Farm School
"Yew Tree Farm School is a small independent special school focused on helping students to become motivated and engaged learners. The Farm is our classroom, allowing learners to grow and thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, that captures their interest and allows for meaningful progress."
Headteacher and Founder, Edwina Grix
We are awaiting registration with the Department for Education and cannot currently take students on roll. We anticipate opening for students in 2025.
Yew Tree Farm School is an Outdoors School for students aged 7-11, with an EHCP and funded by the local authority. Students have a primary need of ASC or SEMH needs, and have struggled during placements within a classroom based special school.
Our aim is to help students to transition back to a more traditional learning environment by the end of Key Stage 2, with the use of the alternative provision for a gradual approach.
Days are spent out on the farm, following a broad and balanced curriculum and learning in a unique and sometimes challenging outdoor environment. The animals and the farm form a critical part of each student's education. Core subjects skills and knowledge are gained and immediately applied to real world tasks.
The farm forms a community of engaged and motivated learners and staff, working together to build confidence, resilience and independence.