Askham Bryan College

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Askham Bryan College
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TypeFE/HE College
PrincipalTim Whitaker
Location, ,
WebsiteCollege website

Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based in Askham Bryan, York, England.[1][2] It also has centres in Leeds, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Bradford, Wakefield, Scarborough and Penrith.

It was built in 1936, but not opened until after World War II as the Yorkshire Agricultural Institute. The college runs courses in Agriculture, Animal Management, Veterinary Nursing, Equine Management, Engineering, Motor Sport, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Floristry, Countryside Management, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, Uniformed Public Services and Foundation Vocational Programmes.

The college farm is 1,022 acres (414 ha) and supports three farms: Westfield Farm which accommodates a 250 Holstein Friesian dairy herd and the National Beef Training Centre; East Barrow Farm which houses the college Equine Department with 53 horses and Animal Management Department; and Headley Hall Farm which is the arable farm formerly of the University of Leeds.

Newton Rigg College, based in Penrith, Cumbria, became part of Askham Bryan College in 2011; in 2020 it was announced that teaching at the site would cease in July 2021.[3] [4]

Alumni include Geoffrey Smith, horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster and Joe Maiden, horticulturalist and broadcaster for BBC Radio Leeds.


  1. ^ "Askham Bryan College". The Independent. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Askham Bryan College". Ofsted. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Newton Rigg Review". Askham Bryan College. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  4. ^ Newton Rigg College

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Coordinates: 53°55′16″N 1°09′40″W / 53.921°N 1.161°W / 53.921; -1.161