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 2018

  • term starts Wednesday 5th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 22nd  October to Friday 26th October 2018
  • back to school from half term Monday 29th October 2018
  • INSET Day Friday 16th November
  • last day of term Friday 21st December 2018




Spring Term 2019

  • term starts – Tuesday 8th January 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 25th February
  • last day of term – Friday 5th April 2019



Summer Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 24th April 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 3rd June 2019
  • last day of term Friday 19th July 2019



Autumn Term 2019

  • term starts – Wednesday 4th September 2019
  • half term break occurs – Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October 2019
  • back to school from half term – Monday 28th October
  • last day of term – Thursday 19th December