Attend Our Vocational School in Cumbria for a Different Learning Experience

SwitchED 2 offers a differentiated learning experience for those who struggle with mainstream schooling or a regular learning environment. Located within the Lake District and close to two other counties, North Yorkshire and Lancashire, we are surrounded by hills, woodlands, the Kent Estuary, and beautiful scenery.

A small learning environment is provided by SwitchED 2, with a maximum of 8 pupils accommodated every day. This enables us to deliver high-quality care and education for each pupil. The delivery of education is primarily done through practical activities in a holistic, caring, and supportive learning environment. We seek to work collaboratively with schools, local authorities, parents, care services, the NHS, and other agencies that support the development of young people.

At SwitchED 2, we offer a wide range of practical activities, including animal care, catering, design technology, and land-based studies. Using the daily farm routines as a practical learning environment, we are able to motivate and inspire students. We are equipped to deliver an excellent learning experience for young people with developing needs within a homely classroom environment.

These practical activities will be evidenced and mapped out alongside the national curriculum subjects that are being taught in mainstream education. All subjects will be assessed and progress will be tracked in accordance with average point scores. These can then be translated to individual school progress and monitoring policies.

New to April 2018

As of April 2018, we are offering 4 specific vocational areas of study


Land-Based Studies

Motor Vehicle

Outdoor Education

About Us

Set on a farm in the rolling hills of Central Cumbria, SwitchED 2 is a great place to learn valuable life skills away from the cramped classrooms of modern schools. Located in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, our vocational school conducts a variety of vocational training courses, covering hospitality, mechanics, outdoor education, and land-based studies. Our teachers use more than 15 years of experience to work with children between the ages of 9 and 18. To refer a child to our school or enquire about joining yourself, simply give us a call.

Contact our vocational school now, in Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, to discover more about our vocational training courses.

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