About Ditchling Road
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes. Now farming around 2,500 acres in conjunction with several landlords, our outstanding estate has grown to become one of the leading centres for land-based education in the UK.
We now have a dairy herd of 260 cows, 1,000 sheep and 130 sows, in addition to up to 65 horses and a wide range of animals and livestock in our excellent animal care centre. On the horticultural side, our site has been developed to include greenhouses and our excellent practical workshop facilities. One of our most recent exciting additions has been our superb commercial winery – enabling you to study unique courses in first class facilities.
In the mid 1990s, we added a range of higher education courses (Foundation Degrees and BSc), which we’re proud to offer as an Associate College of the University of Brighton.
We’re delighted to welcome more than 800 full-time students plus several thousand part-time students to our excellent range of land-based courses. We also have 120 students living on-site in our fantastic accommodation facilities.