Charlotte Lucas



After completing a BSc at Southampton University. I became a hockey coach at All Hallows Preparatory School. Upon covering for a colleague who unfortunately for them, but fortunately for me experienced a nasty skiing injury, I realised I wanted to enter into teaching and education. I completed my GTP whilst at All Hallows and became a fully fledged Primary Years Teacher in 2004.

After a few years teaching Year 3, I undertook my Level 3 Forest School Leader’s qualification. Since then I have swapped an indoor classroom for an outdoor one and have really enjoyed facilitating learners’ journeys in natural surroundings.

Jayne and I then decided to embark upon the Free Rangers’ adventure with the belief that children benefit from learning through play within an outdoor environment. A year on from opening; we still can’t see the wood for the trees (hee hee) but we wouldn’t have it any other way. I also offer Forest School Level 1,2, and 3 training at All Hallows Preparatory School in Somerset. Please see the link for further information.

Thank you for taking the time to find out a little bit about what we do and I hope we see you in the woods soon.

Favourite tree: Horsechestnut

Favourite forest animal: Deer

Favourite season: Spring

Our Story

Welton Manor Farm has been in our family for three generations. Our Grandad, George Knowles used to farm the land...


The Site

Surrounded by rolling countryside Free Rangers is located on a former working farm site and has exclusive access to 20 acres.


Forest School

Forest School is a key approach to learning which underpins the Free Rangers ethos and lies at the heart of what we do.