The school stands in 40 acres of wonderful grounds in the Oxfordshire countryside. Pupils are given every opportunity to explore and enjoy them: in games and sport, in play and through our own Forest School and outdoor education programme.
Pupils from the age of 3 to 9 are all enjoying the opportunities offered by our Forest School, which is situated in the woods within our grounds and is run by our own specially trained staff. Forest school gives children an understanding of nature and the local environment, whilst developing their fine and gross motor skills and coordination as well as their ability to communicate with their peers, working together on joint tasks and problem solving.
The outdoor education programme continues for pupils in Years 5-8 offering the children the unique opportunity of exploring a range of activities and problem solving games in small groups, to develop their confidence and abilities in team building exercises. This involves taking part in outdoor activity challenges, including survival sklills, orienteering and exposure to unfamiliar and changing environments. Highlights of this programme include residential trips to an outdoor education centre at Foxlease, overnight camping expeditions and, as part of their varied Leavers' Programme after their exams have finished, Year 8 pupils enjoy a week under canvas in Wales, with a wide range of outward bound activities.