Database of FSA recognised Forest School Providers
Find a Forest School. The schools and other organisations mapped and listed below have all demonstrated that they are providing Forest School programmes in line with the 6 principles of Forest School OR Introductory Programmes (of shorter duration). As such they are recognised by the FSA as being Forest School Providers. The FSA does not quality assure their Forest School practice.
The Recognised Provider Scheme is now on hold until further notice. We are reviewing huge amounts of feedback from its first year of operation and making the application process more streamlined and user-friendly. We estimate summer 2019 for trials of the new scheme and launch in autumn 2019. If you are interested in your school, nursery or setting becoming a Recognised Provider, please let us know and we will be in touch. Send your name and organisation to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Recognised Provider'.
As soon as we saw the new FSA Recognised Forest School Provider scheme we knew this was one for us. Forest School is a key part of our ethos and values and we believe it is a vital part of our children's education and character development. Our children love their weekly morning in the woods and our whole team of staff are fully engaged and committed to this approach and many parents choose us as their child's school because we offer this.
The process was reasonably straightforward as we already had many of the documents, it was just a pulling-together task and making sure we could cover all the principles. The FSA were very supportive in enabling us to complete the process (thanks Lisa!).
We were delighted to receive the recognition as we feel it emphasises our commitment to Forest School and the hard work of our whole school team. We know that having this recognition will give us something that other schools do not and show that the work we do is acknowledged and validated by a national organisation. It will help us go from strength to strength in this approach and give us even more confidence when we promote what we do and offer support and training to other schools.