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:
Birch Forest SchoolsBirch Forest Schools Contact: Alan Scully
Birch Forest Schools can facilitate work with children, young people and adults in an outdoor setting with personal development, increased self esteem and enjoying the outdoors being the underlying themes.
Birch has experience of working with groups from reception age to adult, including young offenders, children excluded from school, children on school enrichment programmes and family groups.
Birch also delivers Introduction to Bushcraft days and foraging walks.
Blackbark Woodland ManagementBlackbark Woodland ManagementEnvironmental Education, Forest School, Playschemes and Outdoor Classrooms Contact: Claire Godden
Blackbark are a woodland management co-operative dedicated to the health of woodlands in West Yorkshire. As well as offering woodland management services, we can provide logs and wood for your outdoor classroom, and we have a team of Forest School leaders and Environmental Educators that can provide sessions to suit your needs. Get in touch if you want wood, an experienced Forest school leader, or help building an outdoor classroom.
Bloo HouseBloo House Contact: Piers H. Gardener
“This is an outstanding school” – Ofsted
Bloo House is an innovative, independent school for 5 – 11 year olds in Surrey, offering a modern and unique learning environment.
The school is renowned for it’s Multiple Intelligence Curriculum and its Forest School programme. Weekly sessions in the forest provide children with the ideal platform for experiencing the rhythm of the natural world, whilst promoting awareness, practical skills, happiness and wellbeing.
During their time at Bloo House, as well as an excellent academic education, children also acquire character traits of integrity, confidence, determination and fortitude, enabling them to excel in all aspects of life.
The school’s ethos empowers children, providing them with the confidence to express their individuality in a manner that positively impacts on themselves and those around them. This distinctive philosophy and innovative style consistently leads to an exceptional success rate for pupils applying to senior school.
Bolton Lads and Girls ClubBolton Lads and Girls Club Contact: Graham Brandwood
Operating out of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, the largest youth facility of its kind in the Country. The club offers Forest School sessions to members aged 8+ (up to 21). Also offers one off forest skills and craft sessions as well as Bushcraft. Programme takes place in and around Bolton (see below) and forest school type activities are usually an integral part of the club’s residential programme.
Currently in negotiations with Bolton Council with a view to establishing a Centre of Excellence for Forest School in Bolton using a local Country park. This would allow the club to expand its programme and develop working relationsghips with primary and secondary schools in Bolton
Box Moor Trust Forest SchoolsBox Moor Trust Forest Schools Contact: Joanna Shelton
The Box Moor Trust is a charity with over 400 years of history. We are held in Trust for residents of Hemel Hempstead and Bovingdon. We own around 500 acres of land and our aims are agriculture, amenity use and education.
As part of this we run a forest school project which is a partnership with local schools. Each year we deliver forest school sessions every fortnight for a full academic year to up to 4 local schools, running around 8 different sessions a fortnight.
We also deliver training via archimedes to local teachers and volunteers, aiming to have someone trained in each school we work with, so when we move on to a new school, Forest schools can still continue with them.
Bradford Forest School NetworkBradford Forest School Network Contact: Julie West
The Bradford Forest School Network includes a number of practitioners who are available to work on Forest School programmes across Bradford and beyond.
This group of freelance individuals and small organisations, who have expertise in play, education, creativity, health and training, have a broad range of forest school experience across the age ranges and abilities.
To find a qualified practitioner to help with your project contact Julie West
Branching Out Forest SchoolBranching Out Forest School Contact: Robert Geaves
Branching Out forest School is a not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with Bedfordshire County Council in local woodlands and green spaces across the county.
Our aim is to encourage awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun and adventure.
We provide an exciting range of curriculum linked activities, which encourage participants to discover, explore, conserve and share their experiences of local woodland.
We work with small groups of young people of all ages and abilities and have found that our programmes are particularly valuable for those who find mainstream education challenging.
Our programmes, which operate throughout the year, can provide many positive outcomes including the John Muir Award.
Bridgewater Primary SchoolBridgewater Primary School Contact: Jenny Berry
We are developing Forest School sessions within our school day. We have fantastic school grounds and as we grow as a primary school we will plan learning opportunities to work outside to embed Forest School ethos.
Brightwood TrainingBrightwood Training Contact: Vicki Stewart
Brightwood Training delivers Forest School for families, after school clubs, Certificate in Outdoor Learning Courses, INSET and outdoor learning consultancy, team building, course design and learning workshops.
Brook Community Primary SchoolBrook Community Primary School Contact: John Rumbold
Brook Community Primary School employs a qualified Forest School Practitioner and offers regular Forest School activities both on and off site. We have a dedicated Forest School area at the top of our school playing field, and also have access to local woods.
BSS Forest SchoolBSS Forest School Contact: Mark Sackville-Ford
We are a team of 4 Forest School Leaders supporting the growth of Forest School in and around Stockport. We work with a variety of partners, working with young people of all ages. Whilst we work from an Inclusion service base, we work with a complete range of clients and can adapt to suit needs.
We are passionate about delivering a quality Forest School experience, which is underpinned by a really clear ethos…it’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it!
Please do get in touch – we love hearing from our Forest School friends
Burlington School Forest School ProjectBurlington School Forest School Project Contact: Vicky Atkinson
We started taking our Foundation and Key Stage 1 children to Bank Wood, Kirkby in Furness in the Autumn Term. We visit once a fortnight.
The children are familiar and confident with the woodland environment and construct their own learning for the majority of the time.
The atmosphere in the woods is magical with a very industrious scene of den building, stream play, mud slides, crafts, woodland self service cafe (hot chocolates and biscuits are popular). For adults its a wonderful experience to observe the children at play and to see how imaginative and creative children are when surrounded by such rich and diverse resources.
Strong links have been made back in school with children being highly motivated to write letters, lists, recounts etc. This pilot project for the school will now be a long term, sustainable provision.
We have also begun to provide Forest School provision for Key Stage 2 and will be leading a project in September sharing our good practice with other local schools.
Bushbabies Woodland AdventuresBushbabies Woodland AdventuresForest School Contact: Adam Dove
Bushbabies Woodland Adventures is a forest school with a difference. We offer session for 2-11 year olds for families, schools, nursery schools, fetes, weddings and birthday parties.
We are fully mobile and can run forest school adventures anywhere, including back gardens, weddings, tarmac playgrounds and of course woodlands and parks all year round. Using tepee’s and wood burning stoves we can be warm and toast marshmallows no matter how cold and wet it is.
From young adventures for 2-6yrs with blasting elf rockets, magic wand making, super volcano erupting, treasure hunting to older sessions that include bow and arrow making, survival skills and tracking.
We also offer training for organisations who are looking for inspirational approaches to teaching in the outdoors.
Contact Adam for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Buttercups Early Years CentreButtercups Early Years CentreAdmin Contact: Alan Downes
Buttercups Early Years Centre is a Forest School, owned and managed by Nature’s Pre-Schools Ltd., a privately-owned, not-for-profit company dedicated to providing exceptional early years care. Our Lead and Deputy Lead Practitioners are both fully-qualified Forest School Leaders and we use that expertise to make every day at pre-school a new adventure and a new challenge.
We aim to provide a stimulating and natural environment in which all children learn, develop and thrive through an imaginative and adventurous curriculum, supported by qualified and dedicated adults. We achieve this by exploring the beautiful natural environment around our setting each morning with the children, ensuring that they have plenty of fresh air, exercise and adventures. Research has shown that children who spend a lot of time outdoors grow in confidence and self esteem, developing independence and resourcefulness, have better social skills, more sophisticated written and spoken language skills, attention and focus skills, an increased awareness and respect for their environment, and as a bonus they also sleep very well – which brings its own rewards.
Callington Forest SchoolCallington Forest School Contact: alison lewis
I run a small Forest School in Cornwall, with an emphasis on empowering children to learn what interests them. We have fun sessions where the children learn forest skills and crafts. I also visit schools and community groups to bring the forest into the class room. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.