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Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970
Headteacher - Laura Clarke

Hayway, Rushden, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200
Deputyhead - Julia Coles


What is Forest Schools?

Forest School is a unique method of outdoor education that allows children to develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and awareness and knowledge of the natural environment.

This is achieved by setting small achievable tasks. The child is never put in a position where he/she will fail so success is attained. It is a child centred and child led programme that provides the opportunity for the children to use their personal learning style to complete their chosen tasks.

We are very fortunate to have the use of a Forest School site at Glamis Meadow.

Benefits of Forest Schools

It gives children the opportunities to experience new environments which are in their locality.

It has been shown to increase the confidence of the children who take part.

The children are able to  learn new experiences eg preparing for a fire-gathering wood etc, using tools, testing their own capabilities eg hauling logs, balancing on rope swings, walking on different underfoot surfaces.

The children are outdoors for a healthy lifestyle.

The children are able to learn to take risks in a controlled unobtrusive situation.

The children are able to experience safe outdoor play.

It developes children’s senses with new sensory experiences.

It gives new opportunities for VAK learning (Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic).

It allows extensions of lessons into new environments, putting the taught lessons into real context.

It aid development of fine and gross motor skills.

It is a long established learning opportunity with trained staff and backed by research.

Our Forest School Leader is Bernie Westley

Forest School Policy

Contact The Hayway

Rowan Gate East, Hayway
Rushden, Northants
NN10 6AG
Head of Provision - Sue Morris

Tel: 01933 351200

Contact Finedon Road

Rowan Gate Finedon, Finedon Rd
Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Head of Provision - Jane Rhodes

Tel: 01933 304970

Satellite Classes #1

Rowan Gate, c/o Tennyson Road Infant School,
1 Highfield Road, Rushden, NN10 9QD
Head of Provision - Maxine Anthony-Hill

Tel:  07539160502

Satellite Classes #2

Rowan Gate c/o Stanton Cross Primary School,
Waverley Drive, Wellingborough, NN8 1GN
Head of Provision - Natalija Zemcugova

Tel: 07891936540