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Outdoor Education

With such extensive grounds, including mixed woodland, a lake, streams and meadows we are always looking for opportunities to take pupils’ learning outside. Teachers plan many cross-curricular activities to make the most of our Capability Brown landscaping and the natural habitats that have developed within and around it. 

We also provide weekly lessons in Outdoor Education or OWL time (Outdoor and Wildlife Learning).  These sessions encourage pupils to explore the rich flora and fauna that is all around them, as well as to develop personal and social skills through activities like den-building and wide games.

Children love to take their learning outdoors and, as a result, often get a little wet and muddy!  For these reasons, we ask that pupils have waterproofs and wellies in school so that their access to these activities can be year-round.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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