About us

Glasshouse College offers over 145 places to young people with a wide range of complex learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties and includes both day and residential placements. Set within the heritage glassmaking district of Stourbridge, the college includes 46 acres of farm and woodlands nearby. Glasshouse also operates a satellite campus, Argent College, in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter.

Glasshouse College offers a rich and varied curriculum whose activities include traditional glassmaking, jewellery-making, land-based and traditional craft activities, animal husbandry, woodland management, bow-making, archery, mountain biking, catering, working a narrowboat, music, art and drama, with numeracy, communication and functional skills embedded throughout the day and residential provision. The college’s farm and gardens help students to grow and harvest healthy biodynamic food and then prepare meals in our canteens, cafés and households.

The college provides a range of internal and external work experience and benefits from two newly refurbished state-of-the-art visitor centres, the Glasshouse Arts Centre and the Ruskin Glass Centre, which offer students exceptional opportunities to develop social and vocational skills in professional and public environments. Residential provision is in local family and team house settings, with support for independent living, as required.

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