Forest School

What is forest school?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners access to a natural environment during which they have regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on, child initiated experiences.

At Forest School, all participants are viewed as:

  • equal, unique and valuable

  • competent to explore & discover

  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge

  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development

  • entitled to experience regular success

  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people

  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world




Why are we doing it?

All the evidence and research suggests giving children the opportunity to access outdoor learning promotes their emotional literacy, wellbeing, attainment, behaviour, social skills and enjoyment. 

With those results we’d be stupid not to!

Bishop Carpenter CE Primary School

School Lane, North Newington, Banbury

Oxfordshire, OX15 6AQ

Telephone: 01295 730404


A member of The Warriner Multi Academy Trust, a charitable limited company registered in England and Wales, company number 9696059

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