Forest School

Chiltern Forest School is an active member of the Forest School Association and follow their guiding principles and codes of good practice to embrace the true ethos of Forest School.

  • It is a long term process of regular sessions – in a plan, observe, adapt and review cycle.
  • It takes place in woodland or natural environment with trees.
  • It uses a range of learner-centered processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
  • It aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  • It offers learners to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
  • It is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.


Chiltern Forest School are experienced at planning and delivering inspirational programmes based on the children’s particular needs and the settings desired outcomes. We have a thorough understanding of the national curriculum and ensure that our programmes and events link to it in a fun and adventurous way, whilst at the same time embracing the holistic approach of the true Forest School ethos.

We are experienced in working with children with special educational needs and challenging behaviour, many of whom benefit enormously from the natural setting and supportive approach that we offer. The Forest School approach is known to raise levels of motivation for learning, helps to develop concentration, speaking and listening skills as well as providing opportunities to improve social skills and self-esteem.

We welcome enquiries from schools and other organisations interested in providing Forest School.

Please contact us to arrange a personal meeting to discuss your requirements further.