Tom's Farm - Nightingale Community Academy

Tom's Farm - Nightingale Community Academy

At a glance


  • Animals / wildlife
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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Organisation type: 
Educational body
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Our Mission Statement:

Tom’s Farm is a field to fork experience for students, parents, staff and the wider community aimed at reconnecting people with farming and the origins of their food. Based predominately in schools and educational facilities we have developed a tried and tested curriculum aimed at achieving accredited qualifications in Horticulture, Land Based studies and Animal Care through KS1-5. Our current offer is designed to drive the students to completing a challenging, yet achievable qualification supported with a holistic and deep understanding of the course. Twined with education comes our mission for conservation of rare and native breeds of livestock that we use as both a tool for our qualifications and as an incredible therapy resource aimed at allowing young people moments of reflection and resetting whilst developing the ever-important skills of care and empathy. Children have an incredible affinity with animals and the outdoors, Tom’s Farm grants the opportunity for access into a world that is so often unavailable in today’s society.


Tom's Farm hosts a variety of students from local schools and organisations and teaches then about Animal care and maintenance. We primarily teach Students with SEN along with students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

On the farm we house many species such as pigs, goats, horses, rabbits as well as reptiles; this allows any individual that visits the farm to gain a very diverse knowledge of all things farming. 

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