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International School of London

Forest School


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ISL is uniquely located in an urban environment neighbouring over 200 acres of Gunnersbury Park’s splendid flora and fauna.

We take advantage of our location so students can make a connection with nature and have a hands-on experience in a natural environment. This gives them the opportunity to use the space, learn about environmental factors affecting the world and take advantage of learning outdoors.

ISL’s commitment to learning beyond the classroom

Our Forest School programme helps students foster a relationship with nature by enabling each student to develop, grow, explore and to take chances in the outdoors whilst keeping them safe. This allows them to follow their interests and ideas using a holistic approach.

Through Forest School, our students experience what it is like to successfully overcome challenges in a safe and supportive environment. We recognise that no child learns in the same way or at the same pace.

By taking part in the unique activities that Forest school has to offer, students take ownership of their own learning, boosting their self-confidence and giving them the platform to be risk takers and to master new skills.

Forest School Theatre

Students from different cultures inquiring together into different perspectives

Classroom Without Walls 

At ISL we believe that the opportunity to take our learning beyond the walls of the classroom inspires, reveals and provokes new ways of thinking, learning and of acquiring knowledge. This allows students to build positive relationships, trust, and communicate with their peers, teachers and the community by facing unique challenges and experiences outside of the classroom.


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Holiday Crafts in Forest School