Outdoor Education

The school stands in 40 acres of wonderful grounds in the Oxfordshire countryside.  Pupils are given every opportunity to explore and enjoy them: in games and sport, in play and through our own Forest School and outdoor education programme.

Pupils from the age of 3 to 9 are all enjoying the opportunities offered by our Forest School, which is situated in the woods within our grounds and is run by our own specially trained staff.  Forest school gives children an understanding of nature and the local environment, whilst developing their fine and gross motor skills and coordination as well as their ability to communicate with their peers, working together on joint tasks and problem solving.

The outdoor education programme continues for pupils in Years 5-8, offering the children the unique opportunity to explore a range of activities and problem solving games both independently and in small groups. The children develop their confidence and team work through outdoor activity challenges such as survival skills, orienteering and exposure to unfamiliar and changing environments. Highlights of the programme include residential trips to outdoor education centres such as The Wilderness Centre, Foxlease and Youlbury, as well as overnight camping Bushcraft expeditions. The programme culminates with the Leavers' Expedition which departs following the completion of exams, where Year 8 pupils enjoy a week under canvas in Devon.