Outdoor Learning

As a rural school we are lucky to be within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is the perfect setting for our children to explore the outdoors.

On site each class has an outdoor learning classroom and a shared outdoor classroom space. In 2017 the school obtained a Big Lottery Grant that enabled the further development of these areas with the provision of a traverse wall, stage, storytelling area and den building area. In addition the school has a large playground with well established trees. The PTA funded a trim trail for the children to play on.

Adjoining the school is the idyllic All Saints Church with its beautiful grounds. Children enjoy exploring nature and orienteering exercises within the grounds. The historic Cotswold village of Bisley with its beautiful buildings gives plenty of opportunity for learning about how we used to live, for drawing and for treasure hunts finding landmarks within the village.

The school has use of the recreation grounds and village hall for sports and activities. In fact the school utilises the whole village environment to make the most of learning opportunities.

Bisley village is lucky enough to have a forest school at Copesgrove Farm, just a short walk from the school. Each year children get the opportunity to spend time at the forest school. Copesgrove Farm is a working farm with cattle and pigs which children get a chance to meet! The farm land includes fields and forest where many of the activities take place. These activities include nature trails, making sculptures from natural things, den building and cooking on camp fires.

In addition, children from Bisley and Oakridge are working together as part of an outdoor learning exchange. Children get to visit each others village and environment and take part in a range of activities organised by the host school.