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Our Wonderful Forest School


We are very lucky to have our own forest school on site at St Stephens Infants. It may not look like a forest, but we follow the forest school ethos to create a safe and fun environment where children are free to explore their ideas whilst in nature.


Every class has a session in forest school every week, and each term is ended with celebratory cooking on the fire. It is led by Natalie Clarke, who is a qualified teacher and forest school leader.


‘Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.


Please feel free to ask more about the forest school ethos and what wonderful opportunities it provides for your child.  For more information on the Forest School curriculum, click on the link below or visit the 'Curriculum and Assessment' section of the website.


Forest School curriculum



Forest School Mission:

‘St Stephens Forest School is dedicated to bringing children closer to nature through stimulating outdoor learning experiences. Following the Forest School ethos; outdoor play and learning encourages children’s emotional and physical development, allowing them to learn risk taking, independence and self-awareness. Our natural environment offers the opportunity to be immersed in nature all year round; fully experiencing the changes of seasons and our connection to the natural world.’



  1. Every child will have a Forest School session every week.
  2. Every child to take part in a cooking activity every term.
  3. Every child to be given the opportunity to use tools every term.
  4. Every child to learn new skills and crafts every term.