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Forest Schools

We're proud to have been offering a successful and highly popular Forest Schools curriculum since the summer of 2015.


All of the children at our school undertake Forest Schools every year with most of their time being spent off-site in a safe, secure (and secret) part of the grounds of Elvaston Castle. 


During their Forest Schools time, our children learn to work collaboratively, develop their oracy skills, solve problems as well as learning traditional outdoor skills. 


You can find out more about our Forest Schools programme on the class blogs below:

EYFS & Year 1 Forest Schools


Year 1 & Year 2 Forest Schools


Year 4 & 5 Forest Schools

Year 6 Forest Schools

Eagles Forest School November 2019

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We're in the press!


Staff from the Village Voice visited school before the Easter break this year (March 2017) to find out more about our newly established Forest School site and to also find our more about our links with schools in India.


You can read the article and see the photos on their website 


We are grateful to the National Lottery who have funded the development of our school site.

Year 6 Forest Schools 2017 - 2018

Year 1 & 2 Forest Schools Autumn 2017

Forest Rangers Years 3 & 4 2017

Forest Ranger Y1 & Y2 2016

Forest schools work in Early Years

Forest School training

  • Weston on Trent Church of England (Aided) Primary School,
  • Forrester Avenue, Weston-on-Trent,
  • Derby, England,
  • DE72 2HX
  • Tel: 01332700488
  • Email: