Hemdean House Forest School offers all children the unique opportunity to build independence and self-esteem, exploring and investigating their own ideas in our beautiful woodland and outdoor spaces.
Each week our fully qualified staff support children from Early Years to Year 6 in achieving their own goals and aims in the natural environment, whether that be exploring the outdoor spaces, experiencing the freedom of woods or other environmental projects that impact the whole community.
All the children are passionate about working together as a community and take part in a variety of awards and missions. The school is very proud that the children have achieved The Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Platinum Award, the highest level of achievement, and a Wild Challenge Gold Award.
We have also been awarded the Eco Schools’ “Biodiversity School of the Year” – Award. This national recognition shows how committed the team and pupils are to building a better future for everyone.
The Pollution Preventers Eco Committee is working in association with the local community to help achieve “plastic-free Caversham status” whilst making a huge impact on plastic reduction in the school environment through innovative projects such as a green wall, glitter amnesty and much more.
At Hemdean House we feel that Forest School provides many added benefits which enrich the curriculum and allow every child to reveal their talents and passions whether developing knowledge, showing themselves as responsible citizens or being great team members and leaders.
We believe that Forest School equals SUCCESS for every child.