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Welcome to Brookfield Forest School


Forest School Leader - Tania



Forest School Ethos


Forest School is an inspirational process, which offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve, develop confidence and self-esteem, through hands on learning experiences in a local woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland learning.


Forest School Principles


  1. Forest School is a long-term process of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment, rather than a one-off visit. Planning, adaptation observations and reviewing are integral elements of Forest school.
  2. Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
  3. Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  4. Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
  5. Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.
  6. Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning.

For more information please visit the Forest School Association (FSA) website.


Children will attend Forest School in all weathers (unless there is a weather warning for severe weather which Tania and the senior leadership team deem unsafe).  They will get mucky and muddy! For this reason, correct clothing is essential.


Clothing List for pupils




We recommend ebay for waterproofs.


Warm Weather

Cold Weather

Long sleeved top

Long sleeved top



Enclosed shoes (wellies for damp days)

Thick jumper


Vest (thermals are great)

Jumper/ jacket/ cardigan

Waterproof coat

Sun cream

Waterproof wellies/boots

Light weight waterproof coat and trousers

Waterproof all in one/ trousers

Sunglasses if required

Waterproof gloves (not to be used with tools or fire)

Hair tied back

Hat/face masks

Water bottle and snack

Neck warmer/sleeve (no scarfs – they can get caught)


Welly socks/ extra thick socks


Hair tied back


Water bottle and snack