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Forest School

What is ‘Forest School’?


Forest School is a child-centred learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a programme that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through child-inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

This process helps learners to develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. It creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for children to and take risks. This approach to risk means that children constantly expand their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience.

Forest School aims for children to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.

We are fortunate to have extensive grounds at Charlton, and our forest is part of our school site. Within this area, children are able to make use of the mud kitchen, stream, mounds and wooded areas, as well as using the pond with supervision.



Charlton Primary School
OX12 7HG


01235 762861