Our school is set in 47 acres of beautiful Hertfordshire countryside. This gives us unrivalled opportunities to benefit from Outdoor Learning opportunities.
Pupils take part in a wide range of high quality outdoor provision, which is effectively planned, delivered and embedded into the curriculum. We provide inclusive, frequent, continuous and progressive learning outside of the classroom for all pupils.
The children have the chance to help look after animals in our small-holding. They collect eggs from our chickens, feed the goats and muck out the Shetland ponies and feed the two pigs! There are many clubs also dedicated to Outdoor Learning whilst the annual residential trips for Year 4 upwards help support their confidence and ability to develop character and new skills in natural surroundings.
These healthy and memorable activities help make their time at school both beneficial and enjoyable. Teachers are confident in taking academic learning outside.
New outdoor climbing / activity equipment, meadows, outdoor survival trails, local woods and our own specialist equipment give York House pupils the chance to benefit from the great outdoors and apply this learning to their classroom-based academic studies.