Our Education Programme and Philosophy

At Usutu Forest School, we proudly follow the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) programme in the Primary and High School, and the Early Years Foundation Stage in our Pre-Primary.

The holistic education offering is complemented by extensive cultural, sporting, service learning and leadership development programmes, and is underpinned by a strong emphasis on pastoral care. Opportunities for immersion in the local context are provided through subject choice.

Our comprehensive curriculum encourages our students to become self-aware, locally aware, globally aware, and to maximise their potential for success in a rapidly changing world.

Usutu Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Student Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Our Vision

Usutu Forest School intends to offer an education which caters for the total development of the child.
The school believes in the acceptance and appreciation of individuals of every culture, creed, sex and race and values the right to education for all.
We believe that change is a constant factor of life and that education should develop personal values and thinking process that will enable intelligent participation in a changing world.

Our Values


At Usutu Forest School we believe our Vision and Mission Statement can be achieved by:
  • Developing a positive self-value in each child.
  • Encourage and recognizing each child’s special gifts and attributes.
  • Developing self-discipline, independence and responsibility.
  • Respecting the individuality and diversity of all.
  • Cultivating family involvement in school activities.
  • Attracting, developing and retaining staff of the highest quality.
  • Inculcating caring attitudes and actions towards all.

Our Mission

To deliver a holistic education which includes the mastery of specific and general skills and the development of personal discipline.
To instill in our learners the view that learning is an unbroken activity continuing throughout life and that formal education must provide the training and skill for independence of thought, the faculty of critical inquiry, the courage to explore and an understanding of difference.
To develop a learner who is responsible, caring, self-motivated and who is capable of contributing to our global community.

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