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26/02/24

📣 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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15/02/24

📚 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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10/02/24

🏙️ 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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10/02/24

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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26/01/24

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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22/01/24

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

15/01/24

🌟 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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12/01/24

❤️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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11/01/24

🍞 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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07/01/24

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

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21/12/23

🎄🎅🤶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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09/12/23

🧁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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08/12/23

🎄🤶🎅 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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04/12/23

📣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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03/12/23

🎟️🎄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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28/11/23

🎅🎄 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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27/11/23

🎟️ 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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23/11/23

🎓 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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19/11/23

🧁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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18/11/23

👨‍⚖️👩‍⚖️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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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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