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Engaged Learning and Preparation for Life

Inclusion and individuality in a holistic approach


The Mount, a Specialist Further Education College, is part of a unique integrated Camphill community which provides care, support and engaged learning for students aged 16 to 25 within a holistic environment, offering day and residential placements, 38 weeks per year.

The educational philosophy which underpins the work at The Mount aims to create a healthy and positive balance between the three human aspects of intellectual understanding, feeling-emotional-intuitive experience and practical ability, most simply expressed as Head, Heart and Hand.

Students benefit from an inclusive and person-centred curriculum which balances and supports cognitive learning and skills development with experiential learning, movement education, artistic activities and individual therapies.

Development of independence skills, practical training and off-site activities extends students' experience and learning beyond The Mount and enables them to live a fulfilled and independent life. The Mount's community setting and shared living enables learning and acquisition of skills to take place at almost any time, for example in carrying out the ordinary tasks of everyday domestic life.

The Mount's mission and method are expressed through the commitment to integrating statutory requirements and Camphill community building with all members. Well-being, learning, inclusion and self-development are supported by the community's social relationship model.

Regular support plan and study programme updates, review meetings, house and management meetings, all reflect the needs and voice of individual students.
Students can achieve accreditation for their work through Pearson Edexcel and LASER.  Qualifications on offer at The Mount include Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 Functional Skills in English and  Maths; BTEC Entry Level Award / Certificate in Work Skills; BTEC Award in Home Cooking Skills at Level 1 and Level 2; BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Land Based Studies; BTEC Entry Level 2 Award / Certificate in Pre-vocational Study; BTEC Entry Level 3 Award / Certificate in Entry to Vocational Study; LASER Entry Level Award / Certificate in Independent Living at Entry Level 3. 

Please visit our admissions page to request a Prospectus and for further information about making an application.

For the latest Ofsted Report click here.