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📣 Year 9, 10 and 11📣 Make the most of the Summer School opportunities available from Imperial College London.https://t.co/Jd6y1BblcE

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📚 Are you book ready? 📚 Share your love of reading this World Book Day! 📚 The more creative the better... pic.twitter.com/Vqjoh9FBdd

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🏙️ Jack the Ripper Walking Tour enhances learning. Year 10 pupils enjoyed the Jack the Ripper walking tour bringing their classroom learning beyond the school environment. pic.twitter.com/1SCbR7tlEX

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A successful collapsed timetbale day allowed Year 11 students to gain interview experience from Wendy at Clinical pic.twitter.com/kZKFkOeSv5

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Interactive WW1 workshop brings the curriculum alive.Year 9 pupils experienced a whistle stop tour of the Great War, covering the start, the old empires, alliances, assassination, revolution and battles. pic.twitter.com/l3W3mpthJY

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We look forward to welcoming Parents/Carers, Pupils and the local community to the 'FHS Wellbeing Fete' pic.twitter.com/gmcoUGsvqz


🌟 Cambridge Teaching AwardsThe Cambridge Teaching Awards are now open for nominatins. If you would like to nominate a teacher for an award please use the following link where you can also find information: https://t.co/TTGdSIePEY

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❤️Thank you to for sponsoring Forest Hall School with two Mega Paint Sets.All the students are excited to use your products at Warhammer Club. pic.twitter.com/62iDFVTxdm

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🍞 The best masterclass since sliced bread! 🍞 Year 10 got to learn the skills and tips from an expert baker. 🍞Alan Ackroyd, a retired baker, visited Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students for a masterclass in bread-making. pic.twitter.com/lyr19tPJg8

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We look forward to welcoming the FHS community to this incredibly informative event. pic.twitter.com/lxGmnIRAtQ

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🎄🎅🤶An exceptional end to the Autumn term...Eagle Charity Week ✔️Christmas dinner 🍽️✔️PTA Sweet stall 🍬✔️Food Bank donations delivered 🥫✔️Acts of Kindness provided to many families ❤️ ✔️Wishing all families a safe and peaceful Christmas break. pic.twitter.com/ffqaCmmcfR

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🧁Cake sale is a spooky success. 🧁Year 11 students held a charity cake sale to raise money for local charity. 🧁Mrs Down states, 'The pupils done all of the hard work, and made sure the Halloween theme had lots of entertainment for students who attended the cake sale!' pic.twitter.com/9jo1uuHpTX

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🎄🤶🎅 THANK YOU 🎅🤶🎄🎄 Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the PTA Christmas raffle. 🤶 The draw has taken place and all winners have been notified.🎅 The PTA would like to extend a very special thank you to everyone who donated prizes. pic.twitter.com/IJJt718Q8r

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📣Food Bank Collection Reminder.🥫 All donations towards the Uttlesford Food Bank Collection must be received by Friday 8th December. 💚 Thank you in advance for your continued support in the local community. pic.twitter.com/8Ik03SXI5j

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🎟️🎄FINAL REMINDER🎫 ALL ticket stubs and money must be returned by Monday 4th December to be added to the draw. pic.twitter.com/MAtlXhWicq

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🎅🎄 December Advent Calendar of Kindness🤶🎅 Show kindness to yourself and others this December by ticking off each act of kindness. pic.twitter.com/PQ6SbpcqSW

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🎟️ PTA Raffle Tickets🎫 Please ensure all ticket stubs are returned with money no later than Monday 4th December. 🎟️ If you require any additional tickets, contact Miss Trainor pic.twitter.com/JAw2bQi8WT

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🎓 Year 11 Class of 2023👏We are looking forward to welcoming you back this evening to celebrate your exceptional achievements. 🎄Our wonderful PTA will be serving refreshments and selling raffle tickets for the annual Christmas raffle- this will be cash only. pic.twitter.com/jyCRSdUmY5

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🧁Tea and Talk Lunch raises money for local charity.Pupils and staff held a tea and talk lunch where all money raised will be donated to Mind in West Essex. pic.twitter.com/0oNXieTWSM

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👨‍⚖️👩‍⚖️Year 11 Citizenship pupils take on topical debates as part of 💭 Students participated in UK Parliament Week by debating whether prisoners should have the right to vote in the UK. pic.twitter.com/DIjRaTteFa

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House System

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We successfully moved to a House system incorporating vertical groups in 2011. Since then the House system has gone from strength to strength and we now operate on a blended approach of year group forms, Monday to Thursday and vertical tutor groups on a Friday where students complete the weekly Friday challenge.

Each House has three to four tutor groups consisting of 25-30 students. The form tutor has the main responsibility for the pastoral care and academic progress of the student and is the first point of contact between home and the school. 

Each House has a Head of House (HoH) who supports the form tutor and overall pastoral care and academic progress of the House. The current Heads of House (HoH) are: 

  • Eagle: Ms C Wade
  • Falcon: Ms O'Dell
  • Harrier: Mr C Coe
  • Merlin: Mrs J Lysons

Fortnightly, students will have a House assembly with their Head of House. 

The House system and vertical tutor groups bring many advantages to the pastoral structure: 

  • Tutors are able to target support for a small group of students at key times of the year (e.g. Options time - the tutor can give quality time to support the Year 9 students in the tutor group).
  • It provides a system for friendly competition between Houses in all manner of areas, e.g. sport, the arts, attendance, behaviour, charitable activities.
  • There are increased opportunities for responsibilities for students e.g. House/Vice House Captains, mentors for younger students. Heads of House will provide support and guidance for the team of tutors. Parents/carers can arrange to see the tutor or Head of House should the need arise.
  • There are four Houses - Eagle, Falcon, Merlin and Harrier. These names were chosen by Student Voice.

Here at Forest Hall there is fierce competition between each of our Houses. Both students and staff are allocated a House when we first join the School. Each year, each House has a two week period to raise as much money as they can for their chosen charity. Each student has many opportunities individually or as a team to win vital House points for that all important total. Our House names were chosen for two reasons, our close links to Stansted Airport (each house has the name of an aircraft) and also birds of prey. The names were chosen by the School’s student community several years ago and we have proudly kept the tradition going.

Year 11 students follow a bespoke pastoral structure; they attend bespoke core interventions in English, Maths and Science during registration based on the identified need of the student.

The pastoral needs of Year 11 are supported by Mr P Conlon as the Director of Year 11. 



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