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Who can benefit?


We work with thirteen commissioning schools, including mainstream secondary schools, special schools and Pupil Referral Units;  plus social workers, home educators, foster carers, care homes, virtual schools and private individuals.

More than half of our students have Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP) in place.

We focus our services on 12 - 18 year olds who:

  • Struggle with mental and emotional well-being, anxiety, stress or anger

  • Are experiencing difficult or challenging times in their lives

  • Have barriers to learning

  • Have issues with authority

  • Are not coping in school for whatever reason, are excluded or at risk of exclusion

At Longlands we offer:


Level 1 City & Guilds qualification in Land Based Studies and Work Based Horse Care.  Students work towards a wide range of units including: 

  • Animal care: feeding, handling, movement, reproductive and health care

  • Operating and maintaining the farm’s ATV and tractor

  • Mechanics

  • Horse care and riding

  • Horticulture

  • Construction, building maintenance and fencing

Younger students and those not enrolled for C&G are entered for AQA awards in animal care, horticulture, cooking, construction or mechanics. 

We also offer

  • One-to-one tuition in English and Maths

  • Art Sessions

  • Cooking skills in our new well-equipped kitchen

And we work with schools helping young people to achieve qualifications such as AQA Unit Awards in a range of subjects and Functional Skills and Maths and English.

Please contact us for more information about how to refer, about our rates, and about tailored provision. 

We welcome exploratory visits


“The provision at Longlands

is second to none.”


Our working days provide many opportunities for our counselling skills and effective mentoring 

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See a letter of recommendation from

The Aspire Academy here

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