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Forest School


The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of Forest School.

  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations.
  • Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills.
  • Pupils to be resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  • To support holistic development through forest school.
  • To use different skills from across the curriculum
  • To develop children’s personal, social and emotional development.
  • To develop and encourage children’s creativity
  • To enable children to gain a respect for the natural environment and wildlife.


  •  Child led activities as well as planning differentiated by key stage group in our mixed age classes.
  • Cross-curricular planning
  • Quality teaching by a fully qualified forest school leader.
  • High quality resources
  • To have an environment that is free, open and inclusive, this can help the child’s natural curiosity and give them a love of nature.


Chris Quigley Essential Curriculum Milestones


Forest school is inclusive and allows children to develop the key skills that they will use in a variety of different activities. 

As children grow in confidence with their abilities in the outdoor environment, they will begin to understand, assess and manage their own risk and safety. This will then allow children to become more independent and show them that life comes with not only risk but also with many rewards.

 It also teaches them about what their own limits are and how they can push through them. They will see that we don’t always get the desired result the first time but that doesn’t make us a failure, it helps us to grow, forcing us to try again in a different way. It encourages problem solving logical thinking and self-reflection and evaluation but most of all the pupils will see that mistakes aren’t failures but they are a part of learning.

Our children are provided with opportunities to demonstrate different skills that they have been given to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

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