Rawcous CIC and Raw learning collaborating for the children of Essex.

Rawcous CIC holds the fundraising funds and continually fundraises, so we can offer our young learners that are currently not on roll at school a reduced rate. These families have had to take the only option to deregister from mainstream school, due to unmet need. These families have been desperate to find a community and a place for these children to thrive. The learning provision provides an opportunity to learn in an outdoor setting and the main focus is wellbeing. Many of these children have Autism, ADHD, PDA , sensory differences, anxiety and they do not fit the mould of mainstream school, but they are not suitable for special educational needs school. We charge a significantly lower cost for these families that we facilitate by fundraising.

What we do?

Raw Learning provides opportunities in an outdoor setting for children to develop a variety of skills:  PSHE skills specifically such as independence, self-discovery, communication, self-esteem, and confidence building. Children learn to take risks, use their initiatives and co-operate.

Beyond this, our teachers use the outdoor environment as a vehicle for art activities, key science concepts, developing physical skills and a whole lot more! Learning sessions are adult-led but provide flexibility for children to follow their own learning pathways and interests.



We use ARK Lane in Hockley for our Forest setting using specialist interventions which involve a multi-sensory, kinaesthetic approach. 


Well-being is at the heart of everything we do at Raw Learning. Not only are high levels of well-being an important part of feeling happy, secure, and fulfilled, but they are also a critical component in the pursuit of high-quality learning. High levels of well-being allow a child to be fully present and prepared to learn.

Our high focus on developing emotional intelligence and high levels of mental, emotional, and physical well-being ensures our children not only maintain positive mental health, physical development, and emotional health, but crucially that they understand the value of these. 

Our children are motivated, inspired, and confident in their ability to make their own decisions knowing their voice is important and it wants to be heard. We help them to find their strengths and enable them to thrive as happy, rounded individuals who can go on to make a positive impact in the world.


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