This section enables you to search our database to find your local forest school:
This directory is for connecting Forest Schools Practitioners with those looking to either develop Forest Schools provision in their setting/group, or wish for their children to attend a programme.
If you are an Archimedes/Forest Schools Education qualified Level 3 Practitioner and wish to be included in this list then please submit your information.
Please select a county from the drop down list:
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service Forest SchoolSouth Wales Fire & Rescue Service Forest School Contact: Firefighter Adrian Bell
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service Forest School is run by two members of staff who are level 3 practitioners and is based at Miskin.
St Edmund’s School CanterburySt Edmund’s School Canterbury Contact: Rachel George
The Forest School programme at St Edmund’s Pre-Prep School Canterbury aims to promote the holistic development of each child through a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in our wonderful woodland area within the School’s own extensive grounds. A rota system enables each class in the Nursery and Pre-Prep to undertake weekly Forest School sessions over half a term, enabling them to enjoy Forest School at different times of the year, experiencing a diversity of stimuli in an ever changing environment.
Activities are led by Mrs Rachel George who is qualified as an Advanced Level 3 Forest School Leader. High staff: child ratios complement the careful planning, observing and evaluating of sessions which are linked to class topic work whenever possible, offering rich and varied activities which are tailored to the needs of each class and individual needs.
Sessions may include tool use, fire lighting, child centred play, den building, team games, natural artwork and whittling wood; all of which link directly to each curriculum stage and encourage children to appreciate and respect their natural environment, whilst developing the children’s confidence, self esteem, teamwork and creativity
St John’s pre schoolSt John’s pre schoolearly years pre school Contact: Laura Ramage
St Michael’s Forest SchoolSt Michael’s Forest School Contact: Donna Worsley
A small Forest School site set up on the edge of the school grounds. Currently being used by Reception on a weekly basis.
Stephanie MitchellStephanie Mitchell Contact: Stephanie Mitchell
I am a Level 3 Qualified Forest School Practitioner based in Hooton, West Cheshire. I also hold NVQ level 2 and 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. I teach yoga to children and adults and have a particular interest in Special Needs. I am Paediatric and Adult First Aid Qualified and hold a full, enhanced DBS certificate.
Stomping GroundsStomping GroundsForest School Contact: Sophie Watkinson
Stomping Grounds runs regular Forest School sessions for pre schoolers and Home Educated children in Thornley Woods in Gateshead.
We also run Forest School programmes in schools in Gateshead and Newcastle.
Stonebury LearningStonebury LearningForest School Contact: Jenni Bailey
Stonebury Learning offer Forest School to parents and toddlers, home educated children and in partnership with local schools and nurseries.
We can offer bespoke forest school sessions and forest area development ideas for your school site – please email with any questions.
Parent and Toddler groups are Mondays and Fridays in Bath and Bristol.
Home Educated children are Wednesday afternoons in Bristol.
Please have a look at the website for more information. http://www.stoneburylearning.co.uk
Stroud SchoolStroud School Contact: Kate Joiner
We are an Independent Preparatory School set in 26 acres in Romsey, Hampshire. Children in our nursery and reception classes attend forest school sessions weekly. Our sessions are run by a qualified teacher who also has a level 3 forest school qualification.
Sunny Brow Nursery School, Middleton, RochdaleSunny Brow Nursery School, Middleton, Rochdale Contact: Janet Cook
Sunny Brow Forest School is now the focus for work in Rochdale,
with other school joining the project, as more trained practitioners come ̢�����on board̢����.
The site is used weekly by two classes at Sunny Brow and the aim is to ̢�����sell̢���� sessions
to other schools, on other days. Work is in hand to develop other ̢�����bases̢���� within the woodland,
so that the site can be switched and not over used. A local secondary school plus ̢�����pupil
referral and youth inclusion students provide manpower.
Ultimately it is hoped that there will be a dedicated Forest School classroom which can also be used as a staff training base (subject to funding being found, to renovate an old coach house in the grounds of the school, which is housed in a Victorian manor house).
Sunny Coppice Forest SchoolSunny Coppice Forest School Contact: Rhonda O’connor
A beautiful privately owned 4 acre forest school site in Odell Bedfordshire. Specialises in sessions with adults with learning difficulties and Autism, but runs sessions for all needs and abilities.
Sure Start HyndburnSure Start Hyndburn Contact: Sarah Crackles
Sure Start Hyndburn’s team of eight qualified and experienced Forest School Practitioners facilitate fun Forest School sessions for local schools and families across two woodland sites in Accrington: The Park Child & Family Centre and Rothwell Heights, which provide opportunities for all to enjoy the outdoor environment and learn new skills whilst building confidence and self-esteem.
SureStartSureStart Contact: Emma Stewart
SureStart Children’s Centres Tendring offer weekly Forest Fun sessions for families with children under 5 living in the Tendring area.
Sussex Wildlife Trust Forest School ProgrammeSussex Wildlife Trust Forest School Programme Contact: Mike Murphy
We have worked with a wide variety of groups: nursery schools, primary schools, secondary schools, referral units, sixth formers, adults with learning difficulties, corporate groups, family events, home educators and parish groups.
We always try to locate our forest schools in����woodlands near the group; firstly to reduce travel time and secondly to put the group back����in touch with their local environment.
Most groups make bookings of 10 sessions spread over 10 weeks. However some groups are now making bookings over a whole year. A programme like this really gives the students plenty of time to explore our woodland activities and develop their own learning.
We����can����now offer����Open College Network accredited courses to students over 14 years old. We are a member of the Surrey and Sussex forest school cluster group.
Sutton Bonington Pre-School PlaygroupSutton Bonington Pre-School Playgroup Contact: Liz Budgen
Just starting off with Forest School activities, from September 2009, with our pre-schoolers one day a week at present. Plan to use tools and fire when Level 3 assessment week completed!
Would like suggestions for simple activities for 3 and 4 year olds.
Tadpoles Community PreschoolTadpoles Community Preschool Contact: Emma Nall / Louise Pearce
Tadpoles Community Preschool has 24 places for children aged 2 years 9 months to 5 years old. We have a beautiful Forest school site within the school grounds. Children are able to expereince Forest school for 2 sessions a week.
We started Forest school in April 2010
Tamar Lake Forest SchoolTamar Lake Forest School Contact: Louise Graham
Tamar Lake Forest School offers a Little Forest Flexi school. … a flexible start to your child̢����s educational journey, a pattern of activities to access every week which suits your child̢����s needs, learning led by children and guided by adults, constant and natural progression in all areas, working together, creativity and fresh air.
Tamar Lake Forest School offers an under 5’s group. Create, explore, learn and play together in our outdoor spaces. Each session includes a natural craft activity, outdoor games, songs and stories, hot chocolate and snack time around the fire and additional seasonal activities.
Tamar Lake Forest School offers Saturday clubs. From 9.45 – 12.00 and are suitable for children aged 5 – 10. We have hot chocolate and snacks around the campfire. Parents are welcome to stay, but not required to