Mr and Mrs Trayling are both level 3 qualified Forest school leaders and Foxley is extremely fortunate to have its own forest school area on site. Forest schools are a type of outdoor education in which children visit forests/woodlands, learning personal, social and technical skills. It has been defined as "an inspirational process that offers children regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment". Using the woods and forests as a means to build independence and self-esteem in children. Topics are cross-curriculum including the natural environment, for example the role of trees in society, recognition of specific plants and animals. Children’s personal skills are considered highly valuable, such as teamwork and problem solving. The woodland environment is used to learn about more abstract concepts such as mathematics and communication.