Forest Schools

At Marlborough St Mary’s we believe that the use of the outdoors is an integral part of teaching and learning. We value the use of natural materials and the holistic benefits of working and playing in the outdoor environment.
We believe that the opportunity to spend extended periods of time outdoors, integrating cross-curricular learning can only enhance the experiences we provide. We support a dynamic and open-ended approach to learning outdoors, responsive to the elements and interests of the children; bringing school topics alive. We believe that promoting an inquisitive and positive relationship with nature will support the development of children into becoming respectful and responsible adults.
Being given the opportunity to take risks increases the confidence and in-turn physical and mental wellbeing of individuals.
Education research by King’s College London has found that children who spend time learning in natural environments perform better in academic studies.
Exploring the natural world makes other school subjects, such as reading, mathematics, science and social studies, more relevant and truly gets children excited about learning.

Click below to find out more about Marlborough St Mary’s Forest School.

Click on the images above to see what the children are doing with Forest Schools in the classes.

Mrs Anne Schwodler

Deputy Headteacher
Mrs Toni Holford-Wright
Contact Information
Mrs Susannah Greenbank
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101

Mrs Sue Kent
Ducks Meadow, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 4BX
01672 513101

Marlborough St Mary’s Primary School is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, which secures the well-being and very best outcomes for the children in our care. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is the responsibility of everyone involved with the school and we expect all staff, governors, parents, carers, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of any child do not hesitate to come into school and speak to one of the Safeguarding Leads or a member of the senior leadership team. You can also report your concerns to the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0300 456 0108.

The School’s designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Anne Schwodler

The School’s deputy designated safeguarding lead is Mrs Kath More supported by Mrs Mandy Howarth

The School’s safeguarding governor is Mrs Joyce White.

Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be viewed by clicking here 


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