Castledon School

The Trust’s core aim is to ensure that we enhance the life chances of all the young people within the Trust to enable them to fulfil their potential and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Forest School

Forest School



Forest School

The curriculum along with the Forest School Ethos, focuses on the fundamental respect for children and young people and for their capacity to instigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them.

Our Forest School programme aims to promote the holistic development of all involved, fostering resilience, to be confident, independent and creative learners. 

Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves. 


Our curriculum is skills development based and is supported by the Skills Builder Partnership and Forest School. We teach Forest School at Wat Tyler Country Park where pupils have the opportunity to develop teamwork confidence, self-esteem, empathy and sensible risk taking skills through a carefully crafted set of activities and experiences. 

 We strongly believe that play and choice are an integral part of the children and young adults learning process. Research tells us that being outside unleashes more creative thinking and reduces anxiety through active learning.


Castledon’s Forest School Impact

We aim through the programme to develop:  Compassion, Empathy, Self-Esteem, Essential Skills, the Physical, Social, Cognitive, Linguistic, Emotional, Social and Spiritual aspects of the learner. It also helps build Friendships, Independence, Self-Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and Good Mental Wellbeing.