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New Leaf Learning is a registered charity (1202923), driven by the desire to improve outcomes for primary school aged children in Northamptonshire. We offer a nature-based, connection-focussed provision for children who are not currently engaging in learning in mainstream schools. We guide parents/carers and school staff in how to create safe spaces so that children can thrive. We pride ourselves on being a unique resource and offering the opportunity for users to engage in a variety of activities in a beautiful outdoor setting.

We are working on our website so please be patient with us! If you are a school and would like more information please contact:

Alex Preston: 07510 075644

or email:

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Our Purpose:

'to promote the education and development of primary school-aged children with learning differences by providing outdoor-based education and resources for primary school-aged children.'


New Leaf Learning is the home of The TRUST Programme. After 2 years of trials with primary schools across Northamptonshire, we are confident in the impact for children, parents and carers and school staff. There is excellent data to support the progress made by all three groups .

The TRUST Programme is a nature-based, connection-focussed programme which promotes the re-engagement in learning in mainstream primary schools in Northamptonshire. Based in trauma-informed educational neuroscience, children are taught about skills which improve executive function for all children. There is no need for labels, however, the programme has demonstrated success for children who have experienced trauma, have SEND or perhaps tend to go under the radar with low self esteem. There are no referral criteria, schools choose which families they feel will benefit most from some fun and learning in the outdoors! The 3 services below come together to form The TRUST Programme and are inclusive in the price (schools pay half of the total cost, the rest is currently subsidised, but we are looking for grants, commissioning, funding and donations to help keep costs to schools to a minimum.)

If you are a business who would like to support us, please contact:

Alex Preston,

Lead Teacher via:  or call 07510 075644

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