Glasshouse College offers educational and residential provision to young people with a wide range of complex learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties. 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 offers a rich and varied curriculum of land-based and traditional craft activities, including glass making, weaving, felting, working a narrowboat, music, performing arts, animal husbandry, mountain biking, and catering with 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 also provides a range of internal and external work opportunities and benefits from two on-site visitor experiences - the Glasshouse Arts Centre and the Ruskin Glass Centre. These areas offer students exceptional opportunities to develop social and vocational skills in a professional and public environment.
Within our residential provision, students are placed in team house settings with peers or with local families. Our aim is to teach living skills and increase student’s independence.