The Roedean Farm Mission
The Roedean Farm mission is to:
develop awareness of farming and livestock
encourage outdoor pursuits
promote sustainable farming and ecology
raise awareness about the environment, agriculture and food production
give opportunities and training for the care and handling of animals
ensure animal welfare through training and guidance
Sustainability and Conservation
Set at the stunning interface between the South Downs National Park and the English Channel, the Roedean Farm provides learners with a unique experience of the exquisite local ecology. The foundations of conservation and sustainable farming practice underpin all educational activities on the Farm. Biodiversity surveys, the impact of grazing and other conservation projects are tied into the academic profile of the Biology, Geography and PSHE curriculum areas. Students who attend the Farm, experience a wide range of co-curricular activities relating to issues of sustainability and conservation. Developing partnerships with local schools will provide opportunities for widening community involvement and further promote conservation values.
Providing genuine opportunities for compassion is at the heart of our Farm philosophy. All tutor groups are encouraged to take on farming responsibilities to promote these values across the School. The sheep and poultry are managed and produced in line with traditional and current farming practices, including rearing and health care. Animal welfare remains our primary concern.
It is so nice to be able to be with the animals as part of my normal school day routine.
– Millie, Year 9 Head Farm Prefect
There is a special rush of excitement when, at the end of a busy school day, you enter the field and watch as the enthusiastic sheep make their way over to greet you. It is a truly magical end to my day.
– Ms Rose, Farm Supervisor