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British and Forest School
Ages 3 to 11

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CityWarsaw
CurriculumsBritish and Forest School
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 3 students / class
Maximum 4 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2023/2024.

Address: Mszczonowska 30, 96-321 Bartoszówka, Poland
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Number of students

16

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Spanish, English, Polish, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian, Mexican, Belarusian,

Most common nationality

Polish

Ratio of local students to international students

50/50

Native English speaking teachers

Lead teachers are native English. Polish curriculum and language is taught by native Polish teachers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Delivery language and thus full immersion in English language. Additional Spanish and Polish sessions offered.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish and Polish.

Max. number of students per class

4 per group - often lessons are taught 1:1 or in very small peer groups.

Average number of students per class

3

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Tablets are used during certain lessons to support research. Tablets are also used for our Ukrainian students to ensure continued study within the Ukrainian curriculum. Children have access to DSLR cameras and tablets for IT/ digital art projects.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

No. Our school manages to operate in our outdoor spaces in such situations.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We offer a cohesive culture study. We look into a variety of different beliefs. As a school we do not practice any single religion. We celebrate all culture.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Yes.

External examinations or assessments available

Standard Polish exams.

Results in these examinations

100% pass in Polish grade exams.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

No. Home time is family time. We encourage reading at home.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

N/A - Our primary opened in September 2019.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our small peer group delivery/ 1:1 inputs support learners of all abilities.

Learning support offered

We recognise every person is different and thus we support all the children's individual needs. We celebrate the children's individual personalities and never put them into personality boxes. This is made possible by our small groups, caring, holistic approach and focus on mental health.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our school ethos ensures we focus on creating a positive, fundamental foundation for learning. We believe early education should never become a trauma and instead we celebrate learning. We believe this approach will support learners of all abilities.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, our psychologist visits the school on a regularly.

Entry evaluation for students

No.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

As a small community we evaluate the family and willingness to engage in our community.

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

None.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. Whenever we have a space open, parents are invited to visit us for a tour and meeting.

School start time

9:00 Am

School finish time

3:30PM

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes.

School provided lunches

Yes. Our healthy school lunches are always prepared fresh.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes.

Uniform required

No. Comfortable outdoor attire.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Due to our group size and input (lesson) length we offer a variety of Forest School activities throughout the day. Including: tool usage, axe and knife throwing, forest craft, fire building and safety and nature safari. Our afternoon activities are set up as projects. This includes music, art, yoga, languages and literacy group work.

We do not offer afternoon activities.

Sports activities included

Following on from our Forest school principals, children spend all day running, playing, climbing trees and developing their motor skills. We also offer yoga.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

N/A

Facilities at the school

Learning HUBs for delivery of indoor lessons. A library, arts and yoga dome (30 square metre geometric dome), tool area, axe and knife throwing area, national wild Forest and an outdoor cooking area.

Sports facilities at the school

Forest, huge open spaces for games and a local pitch.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Forest School
International/ British curriculum
A calm, holistic approach to learning
Community centred
An approach that encourage the love of learning. Encouraging children to push themselves.

Teaching approach of the school

Our ethos is established in the belief that risk taking and independent led learning are necessary to successfully support the development of young people. Our core principle is that community must be at the centre of everything we do. We focus on the relationship between our learners and the natural world whilst promoting holistic learning. This approach guides our learners towards becoming knowledgeable, creative, intelligent, independent, confident, resilient and compassionate individuals who care for the world around them.

Pines Primary offers a core curriculum which is based on the EYFS, British early learning goals and Polish early learning goals. Delivered in an inclusive, safe and stimulating environment. Children will learn in a manner which is cohesive with their individual needs and learning styles. Tailored around their interests.

At Pines Primary we don’t feel the need to fill our learners time. Learning through play is vital to children’s development. We want our learners to be brave, resilient, confident, creative, flexible and happy. We don’t confine our children into personality boxes. Instead we celebrate who they are and we strengthen those unique personality traits.

We strive to create a fundamental foundation for learning. We want our learners to enjoy learning, to celebrate it. As much learning happens behind a desk as it does during play. We embrace that. This however takes time, patience and trust.

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