About Us

Hackney Forest School was developed as a collaborative project between Hackney Learning Trust and Clapton Park Children’s Centre. Forest School sessions started at Clapton Park in 2013 and have gradually become part of the ethos of the centre and an integral part of learning and development for all the children and staff. Biddy Hutton and Ivor Kallin developed an idea to extend this with the aim of all children in Hackney having access to this outstanding way of learning through nature, hence the Hackney Forest School project. In September 2016 Hackney Forest School was launched, offering a range of Forest School options for schools and parents to extend the message of sustainability and relationship with nature to all our children and beyond.