An independent specialist college educating young people with complex behaviour and learning difficulties including autistic spectrum conditions. Freeman College provide residential and day provision for ages 16-25 and accept applications all year round.

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Principal: Angie Iversen
Age range: 16-25
Local Authority: Sheffield
Local Offer: Download the Local Offer document
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Freeman College, housed in a beautiful former cutlery works, draws upon the rich history of the area and harnesses the therapeutic nature of a craft and land based curriculum. Workshop sessions such as metallurgy, forging, jewellery, textiles, and the arts. Our ‘seed to table’ approach offers students the opportunity to experience working directly with the land at High Riggs Market Garden, growing fresh, biodynamic produce which is then enjoyed at college, in our onsite Fusion café social enterprise and bakery, as well as residentially.

We offer a student centred approach to holistic development where a range of courses and qualifications are on offer, including our new Access to Higher Education Diploma (Art and Design) leading to a Level 3 qualification validated by the Open College Network, preparing learners without traditional qualifications for study at university.

My independent skills have improved but my main issue has been feeling part of a community where people have your best interest at heart and here I can feel safe. At Freeman the staff are relaxed, friendly and interact with students far more than in mainstream.

Ed, student at Freeman College behind the till at the Fusion Cafe

Call 0330 055 2653 or email Admissions today to discuss a placement.


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