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Forest School

We are very fortunate at St. Mary's C of E (Aided) Primary School that our school is situated on an extensive site where we already have areas which can be further developed to enhance the learning opportunities for all of our children.

Here at St. Mary's Forest School provides our children with a space to think, create, explore and investigate.  So often children can demonstrate a freedom to their thinking when working outdoors, that is different from when in the classroom.  

The natural world combined with the imagination and creativity of children can be adapted to meet any need, in any aspect of the curriculum.


The philosophy of Forest Schools is to inspire children outside the constraints of a conventional classroom environment.  It enables children who are more practically minded to feel success by applying and justifying their thinking in different natural contexts.