Schools and Education

Chichester Forest Schools offers a range of educational sessions for schools, pre-schools and as alternative provision. We are currently working with over 20 schools in the Hampshire and West Sussex area providing forest school and supporting pupils.

Forest School for your school or nursery

Forest School outdoor education sessionsfor your school without the time and cost associated with training, equipment, planning and risk assessment, allowing you to deliver forest schools to your pupils easily.

Whether you are looking for introductory 6 week programmes, or long term forest school provision, our experienced Level 3 Forest School Practitioners will work with your teachers to provide forest school sessions that build curriculum links and meet the needs of the age and experience of the class. We work with SEN and provide alternative provision.

Setting up a Forest School can involve considerable time and investment in terms of training, equipment, planning and risk assessment.

At Chichester Forest Schools we can provide:

  • Qualified experienced Level 3 Forest School Practitioners
  • All tools and equipment
  • Planning, risk assessment and curriculum links
  • Outdoor and paediatric first aid trained
  • Fully insured £10,000,000 Public liability Insurance
  • Recognised provider for West Sussex for Forest School Outdoor Education, Alternative Provision and Therpeutic Services.
  • Trained providers of John Muir Award
  • Wild Beach trained

We are already using several wonderful woodland sites in the Chichester area and would seek to negotiate a suitable woodland site for your school.

Recognised Providers for the Forest Schools Association

We are prous to be Recognised Forest school Providers by the Forest School Association, this ensures we are operating at the high standards of practice required by our professional body. All our forest school practitioners have been assessed to meet required standards in planning, delivery and evaluation. Our practitioners are reflective and have regular professional development to maintain their practice. We are also registered as a food business with Chichester District Council and  have been assessed as 5 star for food hygiene.

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How is Forest Schools organised?

Forest school sessions are led by a trained Level 3 Forest School Practitioner. To benefit from Forest schools it is recommended that children have a minimum of 6 introductory sessions. Usually these are morning or afternoon sessions, although some schools prefer to arrange whole days of forest school.

We also provide ourdoor learning, after school clubs, holiday clubs and can run one off woodland sessions around particular topic areas. e.g. Stig of the Dump, magical kingdoms, Romans, World War 2.

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Please get in touch via email to or ring 01243 680270 to discuss your school’s requirements.

Wild beach – we have leaders who are wild beach trained and can run sessions at your local beach if you are a coastal school. Please get in touch if you wish to run this.