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Be confident, be curious, be creative


This section gives you information about pupil standards, expectations and support. If you need any further information or advice, please contact the school office and they will be happy to direct you to the right person.

We are exceptionally lucky with our facilities and outdoor space - we have a forest school, an outdoor classroom, two large fields, a pond and two playgrounds.  Outdoor learning opportunities are carefully chosen to link to the National Curriculum and develop deeper understanding.  This allows for a transferal of discrete skills learnt inside the classroom, to be applied and extended in the outdoors.  In addition, children are encouraged to make links to the natural world around them while promoting an active and healthy lifestyle.

We recognise the lasting benefits outdoor learning provides including the positive impacts on academic achievement, personal and social development as well as wellbeing and mental health.

Well-being is driven through outdoor learning. Our direct learning experiences cannot happen in a classroom environment because we recognise young people need different spaces and activities to help them. Learning outside the classroom in non-formal settings can help our pupils to access the following:

  • experience and understand their emotions
  • learn how to work successfully with their peers and with adults
  • see the potential for experiencing calm and relaxation through reflection
  • release energy and increase fitness through physical activity

Our outdoor learning opportunities are wide-ranging: they support our exciting curriculum, offering team-building and leadership challenges, and transferable skills for adult life e.g. communication, problem-solving and risk-taking.