Campus Tours

Occupying a stunning location in the heart of the South Downs National Park, Plumpton College is a beautiful and inspiring location in which to study. By visiting Plumpton College students gain a greater understanding of the unique campus, exceptional facilities, the land and environment sector as a whole, and the wide range of courses on offer, along with the fulfilling careers and higher education pathways these can lead to. 

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With a 780-hectare campus, the equivalent of 1,500 football pitches, at Plumpton College we offer students a wide range of courses and amazing, industry-standard facilities. For agriculture students: our very own farm, including multi-million-pound, robotic milking machines. Viticulture students work in our vineyard, laboratories and winery to produce award-winning Plumpton Estate wines. In animal management, students engage with over 200 species of animals. These include reptiles and amphibians, small mammals, exotic species from around the world such as wallabies, alpacas and emus, and exotic and native birds, to name just a few. Our veterinary nursing students practise their skills on life-like mannequins in our clinical training suite. Motor vehicle students have access to our fantastic electric vehicle workshop and blacksmith students really feel the heat with 29 state-of-the-art forges at which to work. Adventure education learners are often found in the sports hall using our challenging climbing wall and equine students are fortunate to work with the 40 horses we have stabled on campus, as well as our mechanical horse, and indoor and outdoor riding arenas. 

How to book

Tours for accompanied school groups: A general campus tour takes around an hour. These must be arranged through our Schools & Colleges Liaison Team and are dependent on availability of our facilities. Each tour group can accommodate a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 students and must have the appropriate level of teachers accompanying it. The preferred day for tours is Monday, please specify a desirable date and time for your visit when emailing your interest.  

Please note, autumn term visits are only available for Yr 11, 12 & 13 students. For spring and summer terms we welcome Yr 10 groups.  

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Stepping Stone Sessions

These sessions are aimed at secondary special school students, in particular Yr 11 students for dates within this first term and then open to Yr 10 students from January 2024. 

Studying at Plumpton College, students can enjoy all of our extensive facilities. Working in a realistic environment, students can make the most of our classroom and practical facilities as a brilliant base for their studies. 

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Delivered by our Foundation Learning team, these sessions offer a fantastic opportunity for students looking to progress onto vocational and independence-led qualifications from Entry Level 3 through to Level 1 as well as our Supported Internship programme. 

To be accepted onto our Entry 3 course/s it is expected that the learners will have completed and passed an Entry 2 qualification. To be accepted onto our Supported Internship course the learner must be 18+ and hold an EHCP. All learners are interviewed by teaching staff and our Inclusive Learning and Development prior to any offers being made. 

Book one of our Stepping Stones events to learn more about our unique provision. Visiting students will learn from a short presentation and Q&A session on the provision offer, enjoy refreshments within our newly refurbished canteen and take part in a tour of the campus. Sessions run on selected dates detailed below between 10am-12.30pm with space for a maximum of 15 students from just one school. For more information or to book please email

Available dates:

Wednesday 10th January | Wednesday 7th February | Wednesday 13th March | Wednesday 17th April | Wednesday 8th May

Unfortunately all dates are now booked. Please email Schools Liaison to be put on the cancellation list. Please also refer to our 'Important Dates' page for alternative opportunities to visit us. 


One Garden Brighton

Secondary School Outreach Programme 

Experience education within the walls of One Garden Brighton. Focusing on the relevance of education relating to horticulture, the outdoors and the garden, along with the fantastic opportunity to aid student well-being. 

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By drawing on the past, involving the current and looking to developments in and for the future a diverse range of workshops themes are available, from technology in the sector, to the importance of our natural resources and climate change. 

The sessions at the Walled Garden are primarily aimed at KS3, and can also accommodate KS4. Each session is 2-hours long and takes place at 10am or 1pm, on Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Each session can hold a maximum of 20 people.

For primary school provision we are proud to work with Schools Without Walls who specialise in high quality learning outside of the classroom for all. There are a wide range of creative learning opportunities available to connect with nature, be more active, be creative and have fun.

For more information and to register your interest, please complete a short form on the One Garden Brighton website.