The Forest School ethos is based on six principles as defined below by the Forest School Association.

1. It is a long-term process of regular sessions and incorporates the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and reflection each session.

2. It takes place in a woodland to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

3. It promotes child led learning.

4. It aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.

5. It offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.

6.It is run by qualified Level 3 Forest School Leaders


Oakwood Forest School promotes and adheres to this ethos.

Amy Leeke is the Forest School Leader and is also a qualified teacher, with over 18 years experience with Early Years, Primary and SEN children.