Forest School

  • Opportunities to learn in a woodland setting do much to promote children’s learning and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

    — Ofsted, 2015

    Forest school

    In September 2014, Golborne and Maxilla successfully introduced Forest School, initially supported by our colleagues at Hammersmith and Fulham.

    All children get the opportunity to go to Forest School. Forest School is an approach to outdoor learning; it has its origins in Scandinavia. It provides children with a valuable opportunity to learn about the natural environment through play. During these positive outdoor experiences children learn how to handle risk and to use their own problem solving skills. They build their self-esteem and grow in confidence. The children develop their physical and social skills whilst cooperating with others.

Term dates
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts Wednesday 19th April
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term Monday 5th June 2017
  • last day of term Thursday 20th July 2017
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts Wednesday 6th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017
Spring Term 2018
  • term starts – Thursday 4th January 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 19th February
  • last day of term – Thursday 29th March 2018
Summer Term 2018
  • term starts – Tuesday 17th April 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 4th June 2018
  • last day of term Thursday 19th July 2018