Growing Futures at Newquay Orchard is an alternative learning environment to college or sixth form.  We focus on developing practical skills in an outdoor setting which is quiet, friendly and non-pressured.  The Growing Futures education team at Newquay Orchard aim to help you achieve whatever you want to achieve.  Outdoor education isn’t always accessible to young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND), but Growing Futures makes learning accessible to everyone.  Growing Futures is based at Newquay Orchard and our lessons take place in the An Lowarth community grow space, inside the polytunnels, in the Market Garden, development kitchen and the KREFT Maker Space wood workshop.  There are also 2 classrooms onsite where Growing Futures students undertake desk based learning such as achieving their maths and English GCSEs.


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Growing Futures

Our course, based in a 7-acre outdoor space in the heart of Newquay, aims to use our alternative learning environment to help young people grow as an individual, developing personal confidence, supporting them to reach their potential and build a sustainable future.

Learners will:

  • Grow confidence, develop independence and build teamwork and communication skills.
  • Develop horticultural, gardening and landscaping skills in our outdoor space.
  • Achieve English and Maths qualifications at a level suitable for you.
  • Learn ways to improve your wellbeing.
  • Gain work preparation skills, including C.V writing and interview skills.
  • Take part in work experience with a variety of employers.