FAR Skate Foundation

About Us


Using skateboarding as the channel to engage young people onto the positive pathway of learning, through personal achievement and alternative education. The FAR Academy provides a unique learning opportunity which has been tailored to suit vulnerable young people who struggle to learn in a mainstream school. Therefore, our emphasis is on creating a positive attachment to learning. Our bespoke syllabus and inspirational setting come together to provide the perfect environment for young people to achieve and fulfil their potential.

The FAR Skate Shop is an inclusive space where the community can come together and share the passion and inspiration of skateboarding. FAR Skate Shop stocks over 600 products from all major brands and has a mini ramp on-site for skate lessons and community events. Being a charity, all sales, both online and in the shop, plus all donations and events support the essential educational work of the FAR Academy.

Students get hands-on with practical woodwork skills in a uniquely inspirational environment. Everyone is welcome at The FAR Academy and this promotes a positive atmosphere of inclusion. An environment of comfort and empowerment is key to learning, to ignite a passion for success and a positive future.

We are very proud of our 100% pass rate for the Business and Enterprise courses.

Over the years The FAR Academy has helped hundreds of young people who would have become just another statistic. Many students are drawn to the course with us as they have a passion for practical learning, for art, design, woodwork, and the vision of becoming an entrepreneur.

Not all of our students are skaters, but the mix of experiences and lifestyles of our diverse student base makes for a well-balanced and innovative atmosphere.