Our Facebook page provides a list of excellent reviews from parents and other visitors to our site. We welcome visitors to see just how special our provision is for themselves.
What schools say…
“Since September 2017 the school has been involved with Bonterre, who provide an alternative provision for a small number of our KS4 students.
Bonterre has offered a friendly, welcoming environment where students can not only gain a land based qualification but also learn the skills of co-operation, social interaction and teamwork. Bonterre’s approach to learning allows students to progress in a relaxed way
with skilled staff who meet the needs of our young people. Staff are always willing to listen and provide a range of different activities and options to engage our learners.
Activities range from apple and raspberry picking to mending fences and planting. There has been the opportunity to build camp fires, construct sheds, paint buildings and lay paving. Our students feel that they are contributing to something special and appreciate how their work fits into a bigger picture. The site is large enough to allow students time to work with others or have quiet time when they need it- each session is very much built to meet the needs of our students and is very flexible around their needs each visit.
Our students really look forward to their time at Bonterre and we would have no hesitation recommending them to other schools.”
What parents say…
“My son has been attending Bonterre since December 2015. He had been struggling accessing school and was given placement here on the farm. At the time of starting at the farm he was unable to access an education.
Things were not looking good for his future and at 9years old we were extremely worried for him.
Everyone at the farm accepted him for the child he was, expected nothing from him and never judged him for poor behaviour, failure to talk or join in. He is diagnosed ADHD and atypical autism.
And their miracle happened!
He enjoyed going to the farm everyday. He talked about everything he had been doing. Things he learned (even though he would tell you he wasn’t learning anything he was just ‘playing’) He began to form relationships with adults and children.
Shooting forward to today and my son is a different child. He is now able to access School. (4 days a week with 1 day still here on the farm)
I cannot express my thanks enough to everyone here on the farm. I will forever be grateful for the wonderful things you have taught my son. When everyone else was ready to give up on him. This wonderful place scooped him up and showed him that with a different type of education he was a child that was also worth the effort!