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Forest School

Forest School

Address: Forest School, London E17 3PY
Website: www.forest.org.uk
Founded: 1834
Number of Pupils: 1430
Fees (All per term): Reception to year two – £4,638; year three – £4,935; years four to six – £5,310; years seven to 13 – £6,585.
Ages: 4-18
Head Teacher: Mr M. Cliff Hodges, BA, University College Cardiff, MA, University College London
Religious Affiliation: Forest School is a Christian foundation and Chapel services follow the practice of the Church of England.
Entrance Procedure: Forest is an academically selective school based on a diamond structure, where boys and girls are taught together from age four in the pre-preparatory school.  They are taught separately from age seven to 11 in the preparatory school and also from age 11 to 16 in the senior school, before joining co-educational classes in the sixth-form.
Contact: Admissions – 020 8520 1744 extn 4; [email protected]
School Visits: Contact admissions

The Curriculum

Forest has a broad curriculum that promotes academic excellence while also pushing pupils to discover their own potential and abilities, recognising that there are different paths to success.

Games & The Arts

Forest pupils can choose anything from horse-riding to chess, technology to debating, drama and a wide range of musical activities to some of the best of sporting offerings.

Pastoral Care

Our goal is to produce well-rounded young men and women who become the very best versions of themselves and then go on to make a difference in the world beyond Forest.

Recent University Places

Destination universities for 2019 include Oxbridge, Colorado, London’s Institute in Paris; Royal College of Music and all the Russell group universities.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Forest is an open-minded school with both feet on the ground, in which the pupils’ all-round personal development is outstanding and academic attainment is high. It is, above all, a happy school which understands the rich inter-relationship between the curricular, the co-curricular and the pastoral.

Outstanding Characteristics

Forest School has developed expertise through first-hand experience of the way boys and girls tend to learn. Through the diamond structure, our teachers are able to focus on building our pupils’ learning characteristics so that they can develop the learning aspects and behaviours which may come less naturally to them.



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