Outdoor Facilities


Forest School is about exploring and experiencing the natural world through practical activities. The children go out in all weathers (except thunderstorms and high winds), all year round, exploring and learning from the seasons and environment changes.

Our Forest School site is an area of woodland within the school grounds which acts as an outdoor classroom where the children can explore, investigate and discover the natural environment. Forest School provides an excellent opportunity to bring learning to life, allowing the children to explore and learn in a constructive way.

Forest Schools build on a child’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning for themselves.

The Forest School learning environment provides opportunities for children to: develop self-esteem and self-confidence, to form positive relationships with others, to develop a growing awareness of their emotional needs and the needs of others, to learn to cooperate and work with their peers and adults, to develop strategies in order to take risks within the boundaries of safety.


The school boasts extensive sporting facilities including a large hall with sprung flooring , fully fitted with gym equipment, large playing fields marked for football, rounders and a large playground with multi sports markings, trim trail and adventure playground equipment. The school has many inter and intra sporting events such as PE lessons in athletics, gym, games, and dance as well as annual events such as Sports Day. The school is very active in the local sports network taking part in interschool orienteering, hockey, cricket and football leagues and workshops. Children have the opportunity to learn to swim using nearby swimming facilities and the children attend two residential trips at year 2 and Year 5/6 at Malvern Outdoor Centre and PGL centres. We are fortunate enough to run many after school activities such as football, rugby, netball, multi skills and running, helped by specialist sports coaches, teachers and parents. The school uses Sport Grants to provide specialist teachers each week and multi skills coaching after school. The children enjoy The Daily Mile, Yoga in the hall and Wake and Shake by each class in turn dancing to the latest pop music. In light its extensive sports provision the school has recently been awarded the prestigious Sports Gold Kitemark and is working towards Platinum.


Playtime is fun and active at Stow Primary School. We have a large playground, well-marked with games such as hopscotch, a trim trial and a multi-purpose court. Nearby is a container full of exciting play equipment chosen by the midday supervisors including swing balls, outdoor theatre for those who love acting, bats and balls, rackets and nets, parachutes, cricket sets, footballs and various fun things to throw such as tails and Frisbees. The PTFA provided school with a superb trim trail and recent adventure play area with slide and log stack, climbing wall and plans for future keep fit gym equipment outdoors. Older children play happily alongside the younger ones and the aim is to be active and have fun!


The children have many opportunities to be outside gardening, growing plants and flowers and tending the raised beds. The children are keen on all Eco subjects and many have earnt their Climate Warriors Green Blue Peter badges . The children love seeing their produce grow and take a great deal of pride in the school grounds, making bug houses to encourage wildlife and tending flower and vegetable beds. Class One have their own outdoor area with wildlife garden and theatre area, and they get out in all weathers to enjoy nature in all the seasons.


We have an amazing array of equipment such as our trim trail , log stack, slide, outdoor eating area, outdoor classroom and even a castle. There is always plenty to do outside and we like to keep as fit and active as possible with out extensive fields and play spaces.


We are fortunate to have our own pond and seating area in our Wildlife Garden