01759 318786 Farm Address: The Joseph Trust Rossmoor Grange Storwood York YO42 4SY



Joseph Trust run two specific services: Mainstream Education Programme and our Young Offenders Programme. Both services are run from

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Running Costs
It costs us £100 per student per day to run our Mainstream Education programme. A significant proportion of our running costs are cov

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Get Involved

We would love you to get involved with us. Whether it’s rolling up your sleeves and doing some weeding, helping us with procurement, or most impor

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Joseph Trust exists to help disadvantaged young people to reach their potential. We work with 10-16 year olds in the York area who have been either excluded from mainstream education or are at high risk of being excluded.

We have a facility on a farm where we teach the children horticulture, woodwork and mechanical engineering in an inclusive and supportive environment.


Our mission statement is


“to empower all those placed with us to reach their highest potential, by helping them into employment, further education or mainstream schooling”.


Have a look around our site to see what we do.

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July 2021 – Preparation for the future

We have been busy welcoming head teachers to the Joseph Trust this week in preparation for new students joining us in September. It is fantastic to be able to be able to work with schools to bring positive opportunities to young people who are struggling in mainstream school. After all the rain it really is […]

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June 2021 – Blooming and Growing

We have been busy here on our fantastic site preparing for our next group of students. Thanks to all our trustees, volunteers and staff for all the work they have been putting in recently, we do appreciate it a lot. Everything is blooming, growing and developing beautifully with the lovely weather, take a look:

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May 2021 – Chickens

Meet our new super friendly feathery friends: Purdy and Hannah. Steve and his family have been caring for them since they were first born and now hey are too big for the family home so are making a new home here on the farm. These sweet little ladies are very happy to be held and […]

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April 2021 – Fire and Ice

What a beautiful day: ice in the morning and sunburn in the afternoon! We have been busy preparing our new bath pond to create a new wildlife habitat area. We think our students and the local wild life will love it…

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March 2021 – Signs of Spring

Exploring Signs of Spring. We hunted down last year’s nests and checked out how they were made and what materials the skillful birds had used. We made some fantastic clay birds and used our new knowledge to make nests for them…some of us made nests big enough to get into ourselves!

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January 2021 News

January 2021 – Welcome to Pete Crane We would like to start by saying thank you to Dan Beech for his service to The Joseph Trust over many years. He has stepped down as manager and Pete Crane has now taken over this role. It was a challenging first few weeks for Pete with Covid-19 […]

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A Road to somewhere…

Welcome to our new site. We hope that you will find it informative and helpful. A lot of work goes into making the Joseph Trust the success that it is today and we couldn’t do it without all the support we receive. We believe that everyone deserves a second chance, but that sometimes, you come […]

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