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18/02/19

Another busy day skiing! https://t.co/VanYsfzEWd

18/02/19

Young singers worked with professionals as they performed their way into the finals of a regional competition. The 15 students from Year 8 to 10 at Forest Hall School made it through to the regional final of the Glee Club Challenge. https://t.co/YwKFHd1O7n https://t.co/3YcQjnWUxN

17/02/19

Off to the slopes for a day of skiing! https://t.co/5nFguiVfwO

16/02/19

*Ski trip update* Students and staff have arrived safely. More information and pictures will follow shortly.

15/02/19

Teenage sociology students got a taste of what studying the subject would be like at university. Year 9, 10 and 11 students from Forest Hall School visited to experience an interactive sociology lecture. Full story - https://t.co/06AhmNxR1p https://t.co/OFoJakFJND

13/02/19

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Mr. L. Davis

This month at we are celebrating recognising the struggle for equality for over 50 years! This display is on show outside the library until the end of the month. https://t.co/0xky3RyEB3

13/02/19

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Miss Trainor 🌍

Goodie bags ready for the students Breakfast with Ms Jones was a great way to start the day! https://t.co/rXAqqnb3GT

13/02/19

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Collingwood Learning

Character Chris faced with the horror of his irresponsible actions when driving. As well as driving under the influence and speeding he was distracted by passengers causing fatal consequences.Great session today https://t.co/f0CbB0gSfU

13/02/19

An evening of celebration saw former students welcomed back to Forest Hall School. The class of 2018, who left Year 11 in the summer, were invited back to school to collect their GCSE certificates and receive various awards across the subjects. Full story https://t.co/9k2CCkRsTq

06/02/19

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BMAT

New vacancies have been added to our website. A variety of teaching and support roles across our trust - https://t.co/UCU0OUBsP0 https://t.co/S5v0fwV9Yh

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

It was a pleasure to work with such motivated young people in such an amazing school. Forest Hall School really do nurture every young person to be the best they can be. https://t.co/hGiaHTherA

04/02/19

A big thank you to for the exceptional careers day for our Year 7s. Feedback from students was overwhelming positive!

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

There future is bright https://t.co/rWIecHiors

04/02/19

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Aspire gr ltd

Busy week for Aspire starting with today. We are holding a careers event at and also holding a motivational workshop at Harlow Job Centre

04/02/19

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WastepackGroup

Exciting projects happening in 2019 | to phase out single-use plastic bottles in bid to be more eco-friendly | https://t.co/Tnd54FXYi2

01/02/19

School is open today as usual! Take extra care travelling to and from school. We are advising students to ensure they wear appropriate footwear. School will close at 3.20pm to enable staff, parents/carers and students to travel home safely.

31/01/19

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Mr. L. Davis

My AMAZING GCSE Sociology students visiting on Tuesday. It was amazing to show them where I studied for my degree and they learned so much about studying sociology and university life. Thanks for having us! https://t.co/pwSLvpKc4M

30/01/19

Please take extra care travelling to and from school today. School open as normal.

29/01/19

The Government recently announced it wants all schools to be free of single use plastic by 2022. But, has been working with , the compliance provider, to make its community as eco-friendly as possible for some time. Full story - https://t.co/3B7gwnJgik https://t.co/06L6xRRQ5N

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About our School

Forest Hall School is a relatively small secondary school with a strong sense of community. Irrespective of our size we are still able to offer a wide range of courses, activities and experiences for individual students, and as a result, we are able to respond to the pace and direction of individual development. We recognise that our large and active community requires a high degree of organisation to enable us to achieve our aims.

Before children come to Forest Hall School, they are allocated a form group which is within a House. This is very carefully done to ensure that each group is properly balanced. Each form group has its fair share from each primary school, of academic children, quiet children, sporty children and Performing Arts children, etc. We try to keep members of a family in one House unless we are specifically requested to separate them. We require all of our students and parents to read and sign the Forest Hall School partnership document as part of the induction programme. Forest Hall School has been built on the House system. We believe that it helps all students to feel that they ‘belong’, and that they are a valuable and valued member of a group. We feel that when students are secure and happy, they have the best chance of reaching their full potential.

Three members of staff have particular responsibility for each student:

  • The first of these are the Form Tutors who meet with their groups daily and who often remains with the same group as long as they are at Forest Hall. Although Form Tutors mark the register, they have many more important functions. They help and guide their students and generally look after them. They help to sort out any problems that a student may have, especially at the start of Year 7 when there are the usual little worries. The Form Tutor is the main link between home and school and keeps parents informed of academic progress. Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the Form Tutor whenever they wish to query anything or discuss any concerns that they might have.
  • The Head of House has responsibility for all the tutor groups within the House and is responsible for overseeing learning, care and the discipline of students in the House.
  • A member of SLT works closely with the Head of House and can help you should the Head of House be unavailable. The Head of House and Form Tutors work closely together to make the student’s path through secondary school as successful and as happy as possible.

Above all we believe that a student’s success grows out of this close and personal home/school relationship. The Houses are the responsibility of the Heads of House and have elected student representatives. Many extra-curricular activities such as competitions, sport and charity work are organised in the Houses.

Every young person will be supported and challenged to reach their full potential. Our high expectations for students’ is evident in an upward trend in examination results. Since 2015, Forest Hall School has exceeded national averages and standards at GCSE level.

Through our extensive curriculum provision, enrichment experiences and school ethos we ensure that students develop not only their academic ability but also their social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness.

Forest Hall School is a caring and inclusive community and we work hard to ensure that all pupils are safe, healthy and achieving. We are proud of our wide-ranging partnerships with charities and organisations such as Hope Not Hate, Samaritans, Children’s Society and Essex Young Service to support our students’ mental health and wellbeing.

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