If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada

What is forest schooling?

  • The forest school ethos focuses on creating a positive learning environment, carefully created to suit the individual needs and learning styles of the children. We believe this approach will maximise the emotional, social and developmental benefits of education and help children build positive values about themselves, their learning and the environment.
  • A forest school is a child-centred learning environment, it provides learner inspired, hands-on experiences in the natural environment.
  • Forest schooling encourages children to explore the natural environment and learn in it.
  • We embrace supported risk-taking, this learning environment is creative at its heart and can increase a child’s confidence as they problem-solve and learn to manage risks.

Our promise

  • To place a fully inclusive school at the heart of its community.
  • Unique experience for children, whilst committing to a broad and enriching full curriculum offer.
  • Collaborate, not compete in the best interests of all children.
  • To give of our very best, through hand and heart, to ensure that the children of Thoresby Vale are truly prepared for a brighter tomorrow.