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Orchard Therapeutic Farm - Alternative Provision

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Our SEN Local Offer

Our SEN Local Offer


Orchard Therapeutic Farm is an Independent Alternative Provision (AIP). Our services is used to complement/ supplement the provision in schools.


“Alternative provision can be defined as something in which a young person

participates as part of their regular timetable away from the site of the school or

the pupil referral unit where they are enrolled and not led by school staff’

 (OFSTED July 2014)

Our IAP can be very helpful for learners:


  • Who cannot manage a full time curriculum in schools
  • With social, emotional and health needs
  • At risk of exclusion/ exploitation
  • Needing support with transitions
  • Who is disadvantaged
  • Who struggles to attend school


Orchard Therapeutic Farm is an alternative provision for young people with specific SEN needs. (please see admissions policy). As an independent organisation we offer educational, pastoral and welfare support for young people aged 6 to 18 years old through targeted interventions and educational programmes.

Our targeted interventions support young peoples PSHME needs. Our aims are to build confidence through workshops and 1:1 interventions.


Our educational programmes  are designed to provide different  routes which include a wider curriculum . our programmes and in some case bespoke tailormade programme are designed to suit  individual needs and interest. Most of our programmes offer strong pastoral, welfare support and vocational focus.


All of our young people aged 6 to 16 years are able to attend up to 15 hours per week. Our support is aimed at either reintegration the young person into their educational setting or preparation for EET.