Forest School

We are thrilled to have a fantastic Forest School site where children can learn and play with a fully trained Forest School leader.  This lovely area is a 5 minute walk from school, just along from the school allotment, and is used during the school day and for after school activities.

Eco Schools

Every effort is made to teach the pupils about preserving the environment and we take being eco very seriously.

We have been awarded The Green Flag Award twice.

The pupils of Hillesley also won ‘Total Green School Award’ from the Young People’s Trust for the Environment by performing a play called ‘Eddie the Penguin’.  Peter Littlewood – Director said “This performance was fabulous.  The children really enjoyed it and so did the audience.  The children managed to deliver the play’s message of care for our planet really well, entertaining and informing at the same time.  It was exactly the kind of thing we look for in the Totally Creative category.”

Eco Representatives

We have Eco Representatives as part of our School Council.  They help to make sure that the school keeps up its Green Status.


The school also cares for an allotment from the Parish Council.  During the year the pupils plant/sow, weed, water and reap/harvest.  Mr Darlow and Mr Shaw help us with this. Produce is usually sold to the parents so seeds can be bought for the following year (strawberries do not make it back to sell!)

Friendship Garden

There is a friendship garden at school.  KS1 children have their own raised beds for wild flowers and fruit.  Also in the friendship garden is a muddy kitchen, bug hotel, tractor tyre sand pit and colourful recycled tables for the pupils to explore with and learn from.