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Suffolk Rural

Welcome to Suffolk Rural, a haven for education nestled in the scenic beauty of Otley, Suffolk.

As a distinguished campus of Suffolk New College, we invite you to explore a diverse array of courses in Agriculture, Arboriculture, Animal Care, Equine Studies, Horticulture & Floristry, Construction, and Inclusive Learning. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you nurture your passion for the rural landscape and acquire valuable skills.

Join us at Suffolk Rural, where the heart of Suffolk’s picturesque countryside becomes the canvas for your educational journey. Uncover a future filled with possibilities in agriculture, animal care, and beyond, as your aspirations take root and bloom in this unique learning environment.

A photo of the Suffolk Rural reception building with signage that says Suffolk Rural in College branding.

Discover our exceptional facilities

The campus is located in the heart of the countryside and benefits from a range of specialist vocational workshops and outdoor facilities, as well as general college buildings.

  • A working farm for Agriculture
  • Equine facilities
  • Floristry workshops
  • Commercial Dog Grooming parlour
  • Facilities for Arboriculture
  • Horticulture greenhouses
  • Land-Based Service Engineering workshop
  • Construction workshops
  • Engineering, Motor Vehicle and HGV workshops
  • Inclusive Learning areas

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.


Agriculture & Countryside

Agriculture students spend time on the farm to support their programmes of study.

The farm is on-site and has access to approximately 100 acres of land for both livestock and crop production. Agriculture training is supported by our close relationship with Jimmy’s Farm, who are based locally.

The campus has areas of woodland and an industry-standard, fully-equipped workshop. We have extensive partnerships for off-site working in many of the large estates in Suffolk. Seasoned wood is now sold from the campus.

An agriculture class taking place outside