Schools and education

Forest School sessions for 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.

If you are looking to set up Forest School in your school or nursery, we are happy to advise and support you to set up your site, assist with training and other needs. Chichester Forest Schools CIC have worked with many schools across West Sussex and Hampshire. Our experienced Forest School Leaders have worked with a range of ages from nursery to KS4 and also support children with Special Educational Needs and Social and Emotional difficulties. We work with SEN, and are a West Sussex provider of  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 first aid trained
  • Fully insured £10,000,000 Public liability Insurance
  • Recognised provider for West Sussex
  • 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.

What is Forest school

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 after school clubs, holiday clubs and can run one off woodland sessions around particular topic areas. e.g. Stig of the Dump, magical kingdoms. WW2 and Harry Potter,


We are a recognised Forest school Provider by the Forest School Association, we are registered as a food business with Chichester District Council and have been assessed as 5 star for food hygiene. Most of our staff have our staff have Youth Mental Health First Aid.

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Alternative Provision

Alternative provision in nurturing  groups or on an individual basis for children and young people who are struggling with emotional or behavioural difficulties. Those who have  have suffered ACE’s (adverse childhood experiences) such as trauma, bereavement, abuse leading to  low self esteem and confidence.

Click on this link to find out more about our Alternative Provision.