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The Harrington Scheme

The Harrington Scheme,
55 Cholmeley Park,
N6 5EH
Telephone: Training Centre: 020 3457 7997
Enrolments & Placements: 020 3457 7989
Harington Gardeners: 020 8348 5605
Harington Charity Shop: 020 3457 7990


Who we are: 

The Harington Scheme aims to provide young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities with life skills and vocational training that will enable them to participate more fully in living and working in the community.

What we do: 

There are four different projects available from The Harrington Scheme. 

1. Vocational Training Scheme 

This project aims to:

  • prepare people for work, 
  • find them employment and
  • support them in their new jobs

Find out more:

2. Harington Gardeners

This is an employment and training initiative offering a stepping-stone for those who cannot go straight into work. 

Find out more:

3. Day Service 

This provision offers horticultural activity of a therapeutic nature to adults with a learning disability or mental health support needs. 

Find out more:

4. Foundation Skills 

This provision equips young people with the basic skills needed for:

  • employment
  • self-direction and
  • personal development

Find out more:

Every learner has an individual programme of activities to support their personal development and skill needs.

Support while you are on the course

At the beginning of the course we will get to know you and find out what support you need.

We can provide:

  • Small group size
  • A key worker
  • Counselling
  • Job coaching
  • Travel training
  • Regular reviews
  • Literacy and numeracy support
  • Advice and guidance
  • Personalised support (subject to funding availability)


The majority of learners are found a job or further training when they leave and the Scheme supports them and liaises with employers for as long as is needed.

When you are ready to move on, you will get support from the Progression Team in finding a job or further training.

The Team will also provide aftercare when you have left Harington for at least 3 months.


We can apply for funding for personalised support, such as a support worker or signer.

If you are likely to need this please let us know when you apply.

Record Last Updated on: 22/02/2018

Local Offer


The Harrington Scheme has "Positive about disabled people" staus.

The Harrington Scheme is an Ofsted registered provider.  

Time / Date Details

Session Information

Term time only
Please check Harrington's website for the latest term dates

Other Details

Who is eligible?

You need to be aged 16 – 18, or up to 24 years if you had extra help because of your learning difficulties/disability at school. You should be looking for a course at level one or below, and not yet ready to access level two courses.

Referral required?


Referral Details

To apply contact Mandy Hill or Michelle Besant

Phone: 020 8341 9089


We will agree a time for you to come and look around and you will be able to apply for a course.

If your application is successful you will be invited to do a taster at Harington to help you decide if it is the right place for you.

How to Get Here

Buses: 4, 10, 17, W5, 41, 43,134, 143, 210, 214, 271, 263 , 390, 603, C11

Nearest Tube: Archway

Directions from Archway

Get a bus (143,210,271) to Highgate Village (3rd stop from Archway) or walk up Highgate Hill to the third set of traffic lights.

Cross Highgate High Street at the traffic lights and walk down hill past the lamp post and take the first left into Cholmeley Park.

Look for a turning on the left that says Private Road (next to Furnival House) and follow this driveway round to the left.


Directions from Highgate Station (Archway Road)

Cross over and then walk down Archway Road (down hill), past the main junction by Jackson’s Lane and Cholmeley Park is the next right.

Walk up Cholmeley Park, past the mini roundabout, up the hill and take the second right down the private road at the side of Furnival House (opposite 55a).

Transport/fares to enable work experience can be funded by us, but transport from home to Harington should be arranged by parents/carers or through your Local Authority.

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