Two ‘firsts’ for our newest Recognised Forest School Provider – Spring Grove School who become our first Independant School and our first school in Kent.

Spring Grove School’s Headmaster, Bill Jones –
“We are delighted to have become the first independent school in the UK, as well as the first setting of any type in Kent to be approved as a Forest School Association recognised Forest School Provider. It is an honour and a privilege for us to have recognised in this way and my sincere thanks must go firstly to our outstanding Forest School team and secondly to the FSA for their recognition and support …

… Our staff, parents and pupils choose Spring Grove School not only for its rural environment and ‘free-range’ attitude, but also because the School is truly a great place to grow for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years. To us the provision of outdoor learning opportunities, including our newly FSA recognised Forest School, are key components of our pupils wellbeing and growth.”

Spring Grove’s Forest School Leader, Paul Curnow added –
“Gaining FSA accreditation has added real credibility to our expanding Forest School programme and provided National recognition for the efforts of our children, staff and parents who have made it all possible …

… The evidence requirements were reassuringly comprehensive but, if you already have everything in place for your Forest School, surprisingly quick and easy to collate. The support and advice from the FSA to complete the application and improve overall practice was both helpful and timely and made the process simple and stress free. Thanks to Lisa’s efforts in the office we were able to gain our recognition within a week and get back into the woods to do what we love best.”

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