Oathall Community College Farm
Appledore Gardens
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
RH16 2AQ
jblackholly@oathall.org
Phone Number: 01444 414 001
http://www.oathallfarm.org.uk/farm_resource.php?topLevel=Home

Oathall was one of the first schools in England to be designated as a specialist school with a Rural Dimension. The farm itself was set up in 1940 as part of 'dig for victory'. The farm is run as a mini business and markets its own produce including meat packs, eggs, plants, vegetables, honey and even manure.The farm is used to support the National Curriculum in various subjects and there is a farm trail with literature for early years pupils up to key stage 2. All the work on the farm including stock tasks, feeding, cleaning out and milking is carried out by students aged 11-16 before and after school, during holidays and at weekends. The farm has a large farm classroom, food storage areas, livestock barns, heated glasshouse, orchards, pond and bees, poly-tunnel, raised beds and a visitors centre. Webcams situated in the lambing sheds and furrowing house can be assessed through the college website. The farm has an open day on the third Sunday in May and an annual carol concert.