The Great Outdoors

Nestled amidst 150 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, Sidcot Junior School offers an environment unlike any other. Here, learning extends far beyond the walls of the classroom, with a dedicated focus on outdoor learning opportunities.

Weekly Forest School

Our Forest School program provides a unique and enriching experience for children of all ages. Immersed in the natural world, students develop a love for the outdoors, fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and respect for the environment.

Through a range of hands-on activities, children:

  • Build confidence and resilience
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Learn about nature and the changing seasons
  • Practice teamwork and communication

A World of Exploration

Beyond the dedicated Forest School area, our extensive grounds offer endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Children can:

  • Build dens and play imaginative games in our woodlands
  • Explore the diverse wildlife that thrives on our campus
  • Learn about sustainable gardening in our allotments
  • Enjoy the freedom and fresh air of our open fields

Benefits of Outdoor Learning

  • Enhanced Learning: Studies show that outdoor learning improves concentration, memory, and academic performance.
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing: Spending time outdoors promotes physical activity, reduces stress, and fosters emotional well-being.
  • Developing a Connection with Nature: Outdoor learning helps children develop a connection with the natural world, instilling a sense of environmental responsibility.
“Our teachers take us outside as often as possible to learn from the world around us.”

Ready to unleash your child's inner explorer?

  • Visit Sidcot for a Private Tour, Open Morning, or Taster Day, to experience the magic of learning outdoors at Sidcot.
  • Download our Junior School Prospectus to learn more about our unique approach to education.

At Sidcot Junior School, we believe in fostering a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom. Our beautiful grounds and dedicated outdoor learning programmes provide the perfect environment for children to explore, discover, and thrive.