Hide Search Bar

Twitter Wall

@f_h_schoolclose
Twitter Image

20/09/20

*For Year 7 places - September 2021* To book a one to one virtual meeting with Ms Jones and Mr Johnston on Saturday 3rd or Saturday 17th October, please contact admissions.org.uk https://t.co/OIigCDlled

17/09/20

Looks great Mr Davis! https://t.co/nCL9ZPa6T1

16/09/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
*•.¸♡ Hayley Falzone ♡¸.•*

Your friendly Immunisation team can’t wait to see this when we’re next in school! 🥰

16/09/20

We will be placing the recording on our website and we have some year 6 events coming up soon. Contact admissions.org.uk for more information.

Twitter Image

16/09/20

Every day our staff walk past this wall hanging in main reception. It reminds us of how grateful we are for the NHS. Well done to all the staff, students and FHS families who added to this wall hanging. https://t.co/9zwmXm3Gbj

15/09/20

Please contact admissions.org.uk and we can send you the information.

Twitter Image

15/09/20

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

Twitter Image

02/09/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Lucia Glynn

To help us social distance and keep our pupils and staff in bubbles, we needed extra space ! We have worked with and TT Tents to create amazing temporary marquees and https://t.co/CwBw4hReJ5

29/08/20

Thank you to for all their support and help with risk assessments, reopening planning and procedures and generally being a great support. Such a great team of people!

Twitter Image

25/08/20

Our virtual open evening is on Tuesday 15th September 5pm to 6pm. To book a place please confirm this form - https://t.co/53pLyy2pGg https://t.co/fSy0GDEyVe

25/08/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Saffron Walden PSG FC

Saffron Walden PSG FC are looking for U14 girls (year 9) to join their squads in the on Saturdays Email newplayercontact.co.uk for more info

22/08/20

What a great achievement! https://t.co/xCGEBuL7W1

Twitter Image

22/08/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Queen Petty

My beautiful tegan scored the highest Mark's in her GCSEs in engineering https://t.co/ZiZ2hiyiWN

21/08/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
GROW@FHS

Amazing Tommy! Well done! We'll get you back to make an allotment documentary!

21/08/20

He truly is exceptional. We are very proud of Tommy and his achievements! https://t.co/PXOklcS7Ai

Twitter Image

21/08/20

"I am elated!" Well done, Amelia! https://t.co/DQflcbV98P https://t.co/VVHbGW4caQ

Twitter Image

21/08/20

"I am very pleased with these results." Congratulations, Tia! https://t.co/DQflcbV98P https://t.co/b1E7Njafw0

Twitter Image

21/08/20

"I was always encouraged to keep going, even when I said I did not want to. My teachers helped me so much." Well done, Tommy! https://t.co/DQflcbV98P https://t.co/OJv8bgi3IB

20/08/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
Magna Carta Primary Academy

Congratulations to all students for their hard work.

20/08/20

Forest Hall School Retweeted
👇The Safeguarding Alliance 👇

Ms Jones is an amazing compassionate and inspirational who drives innovation and motivation for her . Well done 👍

BMAT Logoclose

Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

Visit BMAT

Latest News

Next Back to News
GCSE Case Studies

GCSE Case Studies

Posted: 21st August 2020

Five years ago, Tommy Brown had resigned himself to a menial job with little prospects.

Having struggled with dyslexia since the age of five, he believed his whole life would be a struggle.

That all changed when he joined Forest Hall School and was able to work with the in-house Dyslexia Support Unit (DSU).

Today, he collected a grade 9, a grade 7, a grade 6 and two grade 5 in his GCSEs and is excited to start a film and media production course at West Suffolk College.

He said: “I feel pretty good about my results.

“When I was younger, I was not expected to get any GCSEs. But, when I joined Forest Hall, I met teachers who encouraged me to do better than previously expected of me. They encouraged me to go beyond the ‘normal’ expectations of someone with dyslexia. It was refreshing as it was a new way of supporting my dyslexia and I was doing my reading and writing myself.

“When I was younger, I was the dumb kid. Now, I’m known as the smart kid.”

While Tommy attended the majority of his lessons with his classmates in the mainstream school, he focused on his reading, writing, homework and revision in the DSU.

He said: “All of my teachers at Forest Hall are aware that I’m dyslexic. We have conversations about how I will get around that, especially with textbook heavy subjects such as science. They suggest video alternatives to the reading. It is having those conversations in a comfortable space that really helps.

“I was always encouraged to keep going, even when I said I did not want to. My teachers helped me so much.

“It is odd to look back and realise how much has changed. There was a time when I couldn’t even go to school; I stayed in my room and was really depressed.

“To be in a place where my only real needs are spell checking is great. I will always be dyslexic and have that struggle; there will always be those things I mess up or misspell. But, the fact I can deliver my own work independently is pretty great.”

To younger people struggling to face a life with dyslexia, Tommy said: “Do what is good for you, not what is pleasurable. It is surprising how much effort people are not willing to put in, even if they want something badly. It can be difficult to do the right thing and you have to accept that. It is hard to work hard and do what is good for you.

“I remember when I was really young, someone said my life would always be hard because I’m dyslexic. That made me see it as a no-win scenario. Now, I see it that yes it can be hard, but that allows me to appreciate that what I am doing is working towards something positive.

“I am feeling really, really excited about college. I have gained so much confidence in the last few years. I have a nervous excitement, but the worries are minimal.”

 

Other success stories from Forest Hall School this year…

Beni Bafwa, from Stansted, collected one grade 7 and five grade 6. She is now heading to Long Road Sixth Form College to study psychology, French and textiles.

She said: “I felt a bit shocked when the exams were cancelled as I had wanted to sit them. I was disappointed as I wanted to see what I would have got if I had sat them.

“I was aiming for grades 6 and 7, so I got what I had hoped. It has been nerve-racking waiting to hear, but I am happy with my results.”


Tia Akers, from Hatfield Heath, picked up two grade 8 and four grade 7. She is looking to study art and photography at either Writtle College or Herts and Essex College.

She said: “I am very pleased with these results. They are higher than I was expecting. I was expecting to achieve grade 6s.

“I was a little bit disappointed to not be able to sit the exams, but there was nothing I could do about that.

“I have been keeping busy by doing my own artwork and developing my skills. That has definitely helped me to get through this time.”
 


Amelia Jenkins, from Flitch Green, achieved four grade 9, three grade 8 and a Distinction 2. She is going to study maths, further maths, physics and economics at Herts and Essex College.

She said: “I am elated!

“I was very nervous to get my results as it has been really hard to gauge what was going to happen. Everything was changing a lot. I did not sleep very well last night! Everyone has been so worried about it, but for the majority it seems to have worked out.

“I was a bit disappointed we did not get to sit our exams as it would have been nice to showcase the knowledge we have.

“I feel like I do not have to worry anymore.”

Next Back to News
Website Design By Cleverbox