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
Autumn Term 2016
  • term starts Wednesday 7th September (TBC)
  • half term break occurs – Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016
  • back to school from half term Monday 31st October 2016
  • last day of term Wednesday 21st December 2016
Spring Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • half term break occurs Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 20th February 2017
  • last day of term Friday 31st March 2017
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 19th April 2017
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 5th June
  • last day of term – Friday 15th July
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 6th September 2017
  • half term break occurs - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 30th October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017