The Maynard Forest School

We are delighted to be launching our brand new Forest School later this term! Forest School provides wonderful learning opportunities for children, enabling them to understand and embrace nature and the outdoors in a world that is increasingly consumed by digital technology.

Our exciting new venture will be run by Emma Cook, our Head of Pre-Prep and a trained Level 3 Forest School Leader. It will be situated on site here at The Maynard in a safe and compact area specifically adapted to suit the needs of every little explorer!

Our Pre-Prep children will enjoy a Forest School session once a week from the summer term, and our Junior and Senior School pupils will also have the opportunity for regular outdoor learning in this fantastic space.

Sessions for 3 and 4 year olds

We are launching our Forest School after half term with a five-week course open to all pre-school children aged three and four.

Sessions will run for five consecutive Mondays starting on 27 February 2017 (from 9am – 11.30am) and will take place whatever the weather. Each lesson will follow a similar structure and children will develop their skills as we move through the programme. Forest School children will be able to help build a fire and use simple tools and natural materials for craft activities. There will also be group stories, games and even the opportunity to toast popcorn or marshmallows on the fire!

Parents are requested to stay for the sessions, although they are very welcome to watch from afar over a hot drink in the specially adapted ‘storm shelter’.

The course costs £30 per child and the first session is absolutely free! For more information, please contact