Rural Enterprises is a community interest company which offers informal education opportunities to young people and their families. This is based on the theme of producing, cooking & marketing of food and the development of practical skills which will be useful in daily life.

Teaching takes place in a safe, welcoming and positive learning environment at our re-purposed chicken shed on Green Acres Farm in Staverton. Our horticultural and cooking activities, whilst tailored to the individual needs of young people, also meet the requirements of the national curriculum.

Based on a belief that some students need a structured and highly individualised setting in which to make academic and personal progress, we offer a range of practical activities aimed to boost low self esteem and develop interpersonal skills required for success in the workplace. We are currently in the process of registering with AQA to offer formal certificated courses.

Our work with young families helps them develop a knowledge of  budgeting and healthy eating and we also offer support and study facilities to young parents wishing to return to education.

By working with children and their families we believe they will become confident about their ability to lead a healthy lifestyle and will become ready to take their place in society and the world of work. 

To support teaching in schools we also offer continuing professional development training in starting a school vegetable garden & healthy eating for life.

                                                                              June 2017

One of our local schools in Daventry recently had an OFTSED inspection and this is what they said about us:

those pupils who attend alternative provision have their needs met well and staff regularly talk with teachers to ensure that information about pupils’ progress is shared. The alternative provision supports pupils to develop their personal and social skills through a range of activities. Consequently, pupils are more settled in school and are able to learn more effectively, using the skills they have learned at the alternative provision “