With extensive gardens, a farm and a wide range of craft workshops, Camphill School makes the most of its environment to immerse our students in experiences, which broaden their horizons and give depth to their learning through real-life experiences.
To complement our curriculum and engender a sense of whole-school pride, the school puts on a number of interdisciplinary experiences, projects and activities throughout the year. These may be drama, art and music-based, or activities derived from our Green Flag action plans/Eco School and Fairtrade School work. We also take part in national campaigns such as Comic Relief and BBC Children in Need, and we run our own fundraising projects, which promote enterprise and citizenship.
Underpinning the ethos of Camphill School is our multidisciplinary approach to care, therapy and education. A range of therapeutic practitioners offer interventions from horse riding to massage, you can find out more under Therapies.
For a learner on a day education placement, the school day starts at 9.15am and ends at 3.15pm. Most pupils attend a class group with youngsters of a similar age, although activities may be with other young people.
Throughout the Broad General Education phase (BGE), our students are given a wide range of opportunities to experience all aspects of the curriculum. Learning takes place across the campus and in the wider community, and is presented in a multi-sensory way according to the needs of each pupil. Group learning is encouraged, but we also provide individual programmes for some of our students who are still developing the confidence to work alongside others. Throughout the BGE, pupils are supported to develop confidence in their abilities, reflect on their experiences and get to know themselves as learners.
Throughout the Senior Phase (S4 to S6), we ensure our pupils’ timetables incorporate more practical, work-based activities, including time for work experience, out of the school environment wherever possible.
Camphill School provides the following qualifications and awards:
- Scottish Qualifications Authority: National 1-5
- Scottish Qualifications Authority: Personal Development Award, Personal Achievement Award
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold
- Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS)
- Horticultural Society: Grow and Learn – Roots Award.
"My life before wasn’t so good until I came to Camphill. From the first day I started it went uphill. I feel safer because the teachers are very kind".