Forest School

We are very fortunate to have a Forest School on our school site, staffed by qualified practitioners.

All children are able to enjoy a variety of learning activities in the magnificent school grounds. Our boys and girls enjoy exploring the outdoors during Forest School activities; trapping over the bridge like the Three Billy Goats Gruff, growing plants in the school garden and using the large play equipment – speeding down the slide as they create their adventures.

Over the years our Woodland site has grown to incorporate a giant bird’s nest, perfect for quiet or paired reading, as well as a den building area and muddy kitchen facility. Each class in Pre-Prep visits the Forest School each fortnight, following a creative and active curriculum to enhance their outdoor learning and broaden their horizons in topics such as Science – the minibeast hunt is a very popular lesson which supports classroom learning around nature.

At special times of year, our wonderful staff plan exciting lessons to create a sense of awe and wonder around outdoor education. Nursery and Reception invite their mums, dads and family members to our ‘Bring a Loved One to Forest School’ for Valentine’s Day, in February, and the woods are also used as a spectacular venue for exit point celebrations as pupils finalise certain International Primary Curriculum studies. A popular favourite in winter is using the campfire to make delicious chocolate s’mores!

Lessons in our Forest School are a highlight for all of our children, who love to explore the changing seasons throughout the year.

Enhancing Learning

Open Day - Saturday 26 September
Our next Open Day will take place on Saturday 26 September (social distancing measures will be in place). Prospective families are advised to register in advance to receive a personalised appointment slot.