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Outdoor Learning

The new Curriculum for Wales is an extremely exciting opportunity for Wales to be a leading light in Education. It is giving schools the professional autonomy to create their own curriculum, in line with the school’s philosophy and resources at their disposal. Schools will become individual, where no two schools should be the same, as no two schools are the same.

At Nottage we have substantial grounds for a primary school, in which they should be an integral part of our learning philosophy. From Nursery our pupils utilise the wooded area to enhance their learning experience. Emulating our Scandinavian counterparts, our Year 3 to Year 6 pupils are partaking in outdoor learning activities several times per week.

Our Outdoor Learning Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Problem Solving
  • Team Challenges
  • Bootcamp
  • Science Investigations
  • Sports
  • Forest Activities - Den building, fire lighting, cooking etc.
  • Utilising the community - beaches, churches, parks etc.

What We Are Proud Of

Growth Mindset Philosophy

We wholeheartedly believe that all children can achieve, we just have different starting points

Enriched Curriculum

We are very fortunate to have a staff of experts in various fields that assists us in enriching our curriculum. This includes: using the locality, onsite enrichment through external companies and partners, off site visits and residential trips


To inspire the next generation of Engineers and Scientists, we utilise projects such as the Green Goblin Car competition and links with industrial partners such as Renishaw to enrich our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics curriculum

A School for All

Our inclusive and ALN based philosophy with supported individualised education at its heart

Developing Teachers and
Leaders of the Future

As a school we have a philosophy of continual professional development of our staff. We are privileged to be a Lead Training School for Cardiff Metropolitan University for their PGCE and BA Ed teaching students

Curriculum for Wales

We are an adaptive, creative thinking, risk taking staff who are willing to think outside the box to provide the very best education for our pupils

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