Work & Education at Cookham Wood

The daily regime comprises many activities , centered on a weekly timetable of 15hrs education provided by Manchester College, 3hrs gym/PE and 7hrs other activity including:

  • Vocational Training
  • Offence focussed interventions
  • Health Service Programmes
  • Personal Officer Work
  • Effective Sentence Planning
  • Physical Education

The prisoners are encouraged to take daily outdoor exercise, and are given the opportunity to take their meals in a communal environment.

Back to Cookham Wood

On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons