The Island Project

The Island Project supports the permanently excluded, the at risk of exclusion and the vulnerable, challenging learners ages 9-18.​ The project specialises in developing SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) through the use of outdoor learning, animal-assisted projects and AimVoc Accreditation. The curriculum on offer at The Island Project is diverse and supports pupils to gain lifelong independence skills teaching pupils about much more than animal care. Embedded key skills are fostered daily and include teamwork, listening to others, resilience and developing self-esteem and confidence. SMSC, British Values and PSHE are all taught at the provision allowing pupils to develop their understanding of the world and Cultural Capital.



  • AIMVoc Diploma in Skills work working in Animal Care Industries
  • PSHE
  • Woodwork
  • Gardening
  • Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT


Contact Details​

The Island Project
Island Project Farm Land opposite Park View off Nottingham Road
DE72 3PD

Tel: 07970 865 154

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