It is our vision that children experience a variety of activities during their time at school which will become stepping stone of opportunities. In our Ofsted report (2019), it was acknowledged that ‘Pupils enjoy coming to our small village school’ and we ‘promote learning in the outdoors which pupils love… it ensures that pupils are challenged in a safe and secure environment…sport is a strength of the school. We aim to provide pupils with a good, wide and varied education to help them grow as individuals and we encourage them to aim high and work hard, particularly in physical education.’ 

Forest schools and outdoor learning is a key part of our curriculum. Our intention is for pupils to develop key life skills like independence, creativity, resilience and teamwork 

We are extremely lucky to have extensive wooded grounds for the children to explore and enjoy. We have developed the area to provide a range of opportunities including ninja ropes, willow dens, hanging chairs, orienteering routes which are cross curricular and other wood craft activities. Children have weekly outdoor sessions in this area which alternate between a curriculum focus e.g. making African village huts to under pin learning from the Leopard’s Drum to den making, tool work and fire building.