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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Briar Patch

The Briar Patch building is situated on the edge of Letchworth Garden City.  This site first opened in 1992.

The main Briar Patch building is a two story former Children's Home that houses many curriculum classrooms including the Science and Art room. On this site there is also a tennis/basketball court.

Our purpose built Mechanics Workshop is sited on the Briar Patch site;  this includes a large practical workshop with room for a full size car as well as space to work on smaller mechanical components; two classroom areas and an office. 

The following KS4 Vocational Programmes are delivered at our Briar Patch site:

  • Animals and the Environment
  • Mechanics

All of our Vocational Programmes include the same offer of academic subjects, thus the timetable consists of the following curriculum areas:

English, Maths, Core PE/ODP, Prince’s Trust Achieve, PSHE/RSE, Tutor lesson, a choice of option lessons in: either Biology, Art or Enterprise, a choice of Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh

We also offer the KS3 In-reach programme where the young people have the opportunity to study:

English, Maths, Science, ICT, Art and Craft, PSHE, Life Skills, Tutor lesson, Humanities, Cooking, Finance, Model making, PE, Boxing, Horse riding and Bush Craft.

Briar Patch building is situated on the edge of Letchworth Garden City