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Chipping Ongar Primary School


As part of the School’s curriculum, pupils will learn about the natural world around them and gain an appreciation for nature which will encourage them to be responsible for the environment in later life.

Forest School

We are very excited to be continuing our Forest School project this year!

Forest School is an inspirational concept providing learning opportunities through practical activities in an outdoor environment. This is based on the premise that pleasant outdoors experiences will have a positive effect on children’s dispositions to learn or to embrace personal change. This project will offer opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in the natural environment. Children will enjoy the freedom to explore the natural world in all seasons and all weathers, of course appropriate clothes are vital. It is an ideal opportunity to develop creativity, understand risk taking, improve fine and gross motor skills and to learn teamwork.


This project is led by the Forest school leader Mrs Sandra Ferreira. Sessions are held on Tuesdays during the term.  The safety and welfare of our pupils is vital, and all tasks are age appropriate. Risk-assessments have also been carried out for all activities.


Friends of the Honey Bee

We are proud to be a 'Friend of the Honey Bee'.

'Friends of the Honey Bee' is a BBKA (British Beekeepers Association) initiative aimed at reaching out to primary schools and other community groups to encourage them to become more bee friendly and aware of the importance of all pollinators.


Please see the below BBKA newletters with further information about bees and pollinators.


Bridge Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 07663795.

Registered Office: Community Building, Bridge Academy Trust, Brian Close, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9DZ.

Tel: 01245 202 937

Email: [email protected]