Forest School Transitions - Magdalen Environmental Trust

Moving to a new large school can be a daunting experience for some students and a formal classroom environment can be challenging for others. This programme supports these children. Forest School activities are a great way of using the outdoors to build self-confidence and self-esteem, through learning practical skills that the children can’t normally experience in a traditional classroom setting.


01460 30144
Fax: 01460 30177


Venue address
Magdalen Farm
TA20 4PA
West Dorset

Service Details

Additional Information
The Forest School programme works with small groups of students, typically 6 at a time, and consists of 8 sessions based within school grounds, followed by an optional day trip to our working farm and finally with a 2 night stay at our farm residential centre. For further information please call on 01460 30144 or email:
Referral information
Professional or self referral - Pupils who have been identified as being at high risk of making an unsuccessful transition, to secondary school and subsequently likely to truant
Age Range
10 years 0 months to 15 years 0 months


Wheelchair accessible
Ramped access. All terrain wheelchairs available.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking, parking nearby, drop off/collection point.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilet
Other Facilities
Sensory adaptations, baby changing facilities. Separate parent/carer area.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Magdalen Farm  Winsham  Chard  Somerset