Having developed from humble farming roots, we have always had a strong emphasis on healthy food, fresh air, getting outdoors, being active and appreciating the countryside! At Copthill we are lucky to have the farm and facilities to make this a daily reality.
We believe passionately in the positive benefits for all pupils in being outdoors. This permeates every aspect of school life at Copthill. Through EY Forest School, outdoor curriculum activities, sports, adventurous activities, camping, voluntary clubs. It is about health, exercise, inspiration and engagement, lead by experienced and enthusiastic staff
We aim to raise self esteem by challenging pupils to achieve success through a wide variety of outdoor opportunities. This is undertaken through regular outdoor learning sessions linked to the curriculum, as well as overnight camps in Years 4, 5, 6, residential trips and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Through their achievements in the classroom, Upper School pupils can even earn an opportunity to cook their own lunch each week in the Forest!
Copthill School is committed to providing pupils with a strong empathy and appreciation of their environment. Staff have developed many successful environmental initiatives including: A Conservation Club, an Environment Club and a number of very popular Gardening Clubs used by pupils from the Nursery to Year 6.
The school has its own farm on site with a growing variety of permanent and visiting animals. The aim is to provide opportunities for all age groups to learn about the animals, how to care for them and just enjoy their company! Food grown by the children in the allotment is also used in the kitchen to develop their understanding of food and farming.
Copthill School has a long established reputation for the quality and variety of outdoor experiences provided for all ages. The school is built on a working farm and has safe access to 300 acres of private land for the delivery of a wide range of outdoor activities. Woods, tracks, farm animals, fields, archaeological sites, and a river. The school has its own School Farm, with a variety of animals, visited and looked after by the children every day.