Lanchester Primary School is proud to announce a significant investment in its early years learning spaces, inspired by nature, to create calm environments that foster early excellence. 

The school recognises the profound impact that natural surroundings can have on children’s development and academic performance, and this initiative is aimed at providing the best possible environment for young learners.

The school has embarked on a journey to bring the outdoors indoors, creating serene and natural forms within the early years spaces. This approach is designed to minimise overstimulation, allowing children to focus on the content of their learning.

The incorporation of nature into the learning environment is not only a trend in educational design but is supported by research that highlights its positive effects on cognitive development and overall well-being.

Watford Observer: Lanchester Primary School is committed to providing the best possible start for every child.Lanchester Primary School is committed to providing the best possible start for every child. (Image: Danes Educational Trust)

Headteacher Claire Hammond expressed her enthusiasm for the investment, stating: “At Lanchester Primary School, we are committed to providing the best possible start for every child. 

Creating calm and natural learning spaces reflects our dedication to enhancing the early education experience. 

“We believe that a serene environment encourages curiosity, creativity, and a love for learning, laying a strong foundation for future academic success.”

Lanchester Primary School invites prospective families to experience the school first hand. 

To arrange a tour of the school and meet the early years team, contact the school office on 01923 224160 or visit to book a place at the open evening on December 6 from 6-7pm.


Recognising the importance of a calm and natural space for children, Claire Hammond added: “We want our students to thrive in an environment that nurtures their holistic development. 

“By incorporating elements of nature into our learning spaces, we aim to create a positive and supportive atmosphere where children feel inspired to explore, learn, and grow into lifelong learners.”

Lanchester Primary School, serves Central/West Watford.