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Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-13

Forest School

Our Forest School is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and positive attitudes towards learning in all our pupils. Here they are able to explore and experience the natural world for themselves.

All pupils are encouraged to be curious about their surroundings here at Riddlesworth Hall. Our superb setting, set within 35 acres of beautiful Norfolk countryside, provides an extensive area for children to enjoy the natural world within a safe and supportive environment, whilst allowing them the freedom to experience unfamiliar challenges and take controlled risks.

Forest School activities are designed in conjunction with the National Curriculum and the benefits can be seen across the age ranges, providing lifelong learning and life skill opportunities for all.


Beneficial for pupils who learn by ‘doing’

‘Children involved in Forest School become more responsible for their actions, can calculate risks better and show improved self-confidence’

A desire for learning is encouraged and transferred back to the classroom

Encourages children to become more active and healthy

Pupils develop self-awareness

Pupils develop better communication skills

Pupils develop independence