Larkhill Rise Forest School is a wonderful new facility for the school and is intended to take children out of the classroom and help them learn in a different environment.

This new facility will be used primarily by St Paul’s, Bright Futures nursery school and Alder Grange Community Technology School, but it will also be available for use by local charities.

The Forest School was officially opened in September 2014 and Mrs Smith is our new Forest School Leader.

CLICK HERE to see what our Eco Warriors have been doing in the Forest School.


The forest school includes an outdoor classroom, mud slide, mud pit, fire pit, mud kitchen, bog and vegetable garden, a polytunnel and a willow tunnel.

The land has been cleared and trees trimmed thanks to parents, children, staff and the local community during our ‘Big Dig’ events.  The area has now been fully enclosed with fencing.  Buildings and facilities will be added as money becomes available.

Parent Nusrat Karim said: “Larkhill Rise Forest School will be a wonderful resource for my children. I am delighted that the schools and nursery are proactively providing different learning activities to engage them and boost their confidence.”

MP Jake Berry said: “St Paul’s school is a real example of how to make your school family an integral part of the wider Rossendale community.  This outstanding project has drawn in local parents, pupils and teachers, along with other local people who are working together to improve the learning environment.”

Please CLICK HERE to view our Forest School Policy

Here is our Forest School Handbook, please click on the link to see the wonderful learning that has taken place this year so far.  Larkhill Rise Forest School 2017