April 25, 2016

In Education

We are an educational charity with experience of working with mainstream and non-mainstream education, at Primary and Secondary levels, Further Education Colleges and Universities, as well as with community groups. Our current range of ages engaged is 3 to 83 years.

“Fermynwoods quite clearly delivers excellent arts programmes.”
Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy


All of our workshops are specifically designed for the groups involved, rather than delivering off the shelf workshops that have already been delivered elsewhere. This allows us to respond to school and curriculum needs through the work of an ever expanding network of artists. National and international artists, at the cutting edge of arts practice, who engage with us because of our reputation in contemporary art; we bring those artists to your young people so that they experience learning in a unique way.

We also have a select pool of Associate Educators – experienced artists who more regularly deliver our education programme.

Our workshops can take place in school, on location, or at our idyllic Sudborough Green Lodge site consisting of a remote cottage in the middle of a wildflower meadow in Fermyn Woods.

We don’t charge per student, but instead have a fixed fee for a one off workshop, or for a series of workshops. This can be a more economical way of delivering workshops without having to dilute the quality. We risk assess our activity and have our own Safeguarding Policy, to stand alongside and support those school already have in place.

We were the first arts organisation in the East Midlands to become an Arts Award Supporter, which means we can help you deliver Arts Award and Arts Mark activity.

For more information on how we can work with you please visit the links below, or contact our Education Officer, James Steventon via or call the office on +44 (0)1832 731257.

  • Universities

    Our work with Further Education Colleges and Universities.

  • Assembly

    A free resource for schools designed to support teachers in delivering a short assembly or classroom based activity.

“It’s always a pleasure spend time at Fermynwoods. I can tell their staff work incredibly hard behind the scenes so that both the students and visiting artists walk into a safe and supportive environment. With students excluded from traditional education, you have to be prepared to improvise and change your ideas to follow the flow and mood of the room. Everyone at Fermynwoods understands that a workshop day needs to have a framework where that flexibility is possible. It’s a really joyful and challenging way to work”
Jessica Harby, artist