Our Grounds

Our Grounds

We're very fortunate to have extensive grounds which incorporate a sports field, cross country track, woodland, ponds and play areas.  We've been working on a strategy plan for their development - have a look at each of the different areas that we've been developing in our grounds photo albums.

 Woodland areas

We've begun improve our woodland areas to make them more accessible to the children and an increasingly useful curriculum resource.  Take a look in our grounds photo gallery to see how the work's progressing.

Tadpole spotting in our ponds

We're most grateful for help and support from individuals and organisations in maintaining and developing our grounds.  Sparsholt College forestry students removed dead and diseased trees and restored our woodland areas back to the original planting plan of the 1990s.  Worthy Conservation Volunteers have supported us for many years with the maintenance of our three ponds.  Phil Allen showed us how to coppice hazels and created our hazel arch, and the Woodland Trust have provided tree packs.  The school PTFA have provided funding for raised beds in the Roman Garden and Merritt Tree Specialists have provided us with woodchip.  We've been awarded grants from the Hampshire Gardens Trust which have enabled us to create bench seating areas around the grounds using logs donated by the Forestry Commission, and to build our allotment. SSE provided the digger and manpower to excavate a section of our grounds for our Anderson Shelter and the PTFA have funded for the shelter.  Thank you everyone!