The prize-winning High Weald Academy Farm is an outstanding facility, supporting learning across all subjects and enriching every student’s experience.
We are one of only a few schools that have a working farm and ours is one of the highest performing school farms in the county. The farm is run on a largely commercial basis where the cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens are not kept as pets, but are a source of profit when they go to market. The academy students work with the Farm Manager to run the farm. This unique setting helps them to develop their qualities of commitment, endeavour, confidence, care and leadership; to name just a few. We use this brilliant and unique resource to support learning across the curriculum, from Science and Geography to English and Art.
Any student with a pair of wellington boots is welcome to join in and gain a unique opportunity to work closely with animals and members of the public.
The High Weald Academy Young Farmers’ Club offers an excellent and unique opportunity for all students to develop both agricultural and life skills. The hands on learning approach on the academy’s commercial livestock farm, means the young farmers are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the farm.
We have a range of other specialist facilities that support learning and achievement. We are continually exploring ways of improving and developing our extensive site to make the most of the opportunities it affords.