June — First visit from Haling Manor School, Croydon – where Jamie was teaching – to Tish’s and Jamie’s home at Sheep House Farm just outside of Bath
July — ‘Life Outside Hackney’ traced the story of children visiting from Cardinal Pole Catholic School, Hackney. Jamie is still working for Teach First and organises visits in his spare time.
In these early years, Jamie’s Farm worked with 11 London schools on a part-time basis.
March — First visits from Manchester and Liverpool schools
December — The team sets out to make Jamie’s Farm a national charity, while based out of a horsebox office!
January — First trustees’ meeting
May — Charity Launch and registration with the Charity Commission!
June — Jamie receives ‘Teach First Ambassador of the Year’ award
December — Number of Jamie’s Farm visitors: 340.
February — Purchase of a permanent home for the charity at Hill House Farm in Box, Wiltshire.
March — Funding commitment from the Department of Health to renovate the disused barn for the promotion of emotional and well-being of children.
May — Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation
September — Jamie’s Farm nominated ‘Best New Charity’ in Charity Times
June — Barn redevelopment allows us to impact more children per week in an award-winning environment.
July — Inaugural Jamie’s Farm Cock and Bull Festival raises £21,000
December — Jamie’s Farm has worked with over 800 children.
February — HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits the Farm and begins an ongoing relationship with the charity
May — Long term funding gained from Esmée Fairbairn ensuring long-term viability of charity;
December — Jamie’s Farm has worked with over 1300 children
July — Third annual Cock and Bull Festival raises over £30,000
October — Beginning of the consultation exercise with Accenture to set up the business case and project plan for expansion
December — Jamie’s Farm has worked with over 1800 children
February — Jamie’s Farm stars in BBC documentary Tough Young Teachers
July HRH Duchess of Cornwall agrees to be patron
August — Contracts exchanged on a beautiful second Farm in Herefordshire
October — In partnership with Oasis, Jamie’s Farm to set up an urban community Farm in the heart of London
December — Jamie’s Farm has worked with over 2200 children
February — Jamie’s Farm welcomes our first group to the Herefordshire location. Congratulations, Winston Churchill School – you are our pioneers!
July — The 6th Cock & Bull Music Festival is held, raising a record £55,000 for Jamie’s Farm
November — with two farms reaching capacity a third Jamie’s Farm is purchased in Redbrook, near Monmouth
December — 3,600 children have now visited Jamie’s Farm
May — HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits Jamie’s Farm Hereford, meeting students from St Paul’s Way Trust, our staff and local supporters
July — plans for the fourth Jamie’s Farm are confirmed, and a lease arrangement is agreed to bring the Jamie’s Farm model to East Sussex by spring 2019
December — 4,500 children have now visited Jamie’s Farm
January — After a year of redevelopment, Jamie’s Farm Monmouth opens and hosts its first group of young people
March — 5,000 children have now visited Jamie’s Farm
March — Jamie’s Farm Lewes officially welcomes its first group of young people
May — Jamie’s Farm turns 10! HRH Duchess of Cornwall visits Jamie’s Farm Lewes to celebrate our first decade
August — 7,000 children have now visited Jamie’s Farm
April — During a short pause to our programme due to the arrival of COVID-19, we launch our virtual support programme helping to bring ‘lessons from the farm’ to the living rooms and bedrooms of young people during lockdown
July — Our Day Visit Programme is launched, enabling visiting groups of vulnerable young people to visit our farms over a course of five days whilst returning home each evening
August — 8,500 children have now visited Jamie’s Farm
February — Jamie’s Farm Digging Deep three-part online series is launched, exploring how the pandemic is changing the future of young people
May — Jamie’s Farm residential programme restarts as the restrictions ease following the pandemic