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19/01/21

Teachers spending hours hunched over a computer during lockdown are being given some respite with the launch of chair yoga. To help ease the aches and pains brought on by the lack of movement, Forest Hall School has come up with a solution. https://t.co/vuD1Sr4Qh0 https://t.co/ncZRmP1a66

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19/01/21

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BMAT are recruiting additional staff to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/sp3KUgt9K3

18/01/21

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An opportunity for some of your students? Email out soon w/more info!

14/01/21

We received ours as well. A big thank you to for recognising the addition support we put in place to keep children safe. https://t.co/e27wCuUNtC

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

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09/12/20

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Train to Teach with BMAT Education! A series of online events to help you get into teaching. For a full list of dates and links to join please visit https://t.co/wwbLPVwgYJ https://t.co/Or4B7zdpXv

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08/12/20

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Hundreds of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them during the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s schools in Essex. https://t.co/hZm8cE6hR4 https://t.co/dEWd9WMxJM

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03/12/20

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Remembering good times a year ago today at Novotel London Stansted first class Christmas Lunch with such lovely company. A Chocolate cake surprise too! Can’t wait to see you all again soon! https://t.co/4NZZT8hk75

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02/12/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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28/11/20

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Found this in my pen box. These are moments that make the hard work worthwhile ❤️ Proud to be a and https://t.co/V5mUKLfouF

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

Another cohort of young people have signed up to challenge themselves during lockdown. Students at Forest Hall School have taken on the physical, skills and volunteering tasks set by the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. https://t.co/qbMbhQVi4e https://t.co/mNmL2W57VD

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18/11/20

Year 5 Parents/Carers - We're offering a series of virtual taster sessions for your children as well as the opportunity for you to meet (online) one to one with our KS2 transition lead. Register and book online here - https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/8xhMWI29GA

18/11/20

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Excellent! We've put in about 200 at in various places. They make an excellent border for an allotment (every school should have one)!

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12/11/20

A second-hand school uniform shop has been set up for the first time. The Year 11 student executive team at Forest Hall School are organising a uniform shop for their peers. https://t.co/86bO5HaxS6 https://t.co/SQ2WaGjj42

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11/11/20

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"Mark Hall Academy looks forward to the next phase of its development." in Harlow will be joining BMAT to oversee and steer the next phase of its development. https://t.co/5ZPUBnI3TY https://t.co/tA1ZeoPngc

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31/10/20

All of our virtual open evening information, prospectus and videos can be found on our website - just click here: https://t.co/bE7zEd0v95 https://t.co/41EMkRetYM

30/10/20

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A great for and supporting young people. 😊 https://t.co/wltMjPUSiV

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30/10/20

Tomorrow is the deadline for applying for secondary school places for Sept 2021. This is what FHS offers. Speak to our FHS families, the students and our staff. We can still answer questions if you have any - admissions.org.uk https://t.co/9VjGQlcx1l

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29/10/20

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Year 11's - your bright future starts here! https://t.co/kmDs6B32xc Register for our Virtual Open Evenings where you can meet over 40 specialist teachers & hear from current students! BOOK NOW: https://t.co/kmDs6B32xc https://t.co/niQmnAwGuS

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School Performance

2018

For the fourth year in a row, Forest Hall School has achieved improved GCSE results.

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with the majority of other subjects switching to the new format this year.

The 9 to 1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A* to G grades. A grade 9 is not comparable to an A*, for example.

The number of students who achieved a grade 4-9 in English and maths at the school, in Stansted, increased this year with 74 per cent of students getting the 9 to 4 grades English literature or language and 60 per cent scoring the 9 to 4 grades in maths.

Top performing students this year include –

  • Lottie Whitmell - 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, 6, A, A, A
  • Kelly Banks - 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, B, B, C, merit
  • Jake Mullens – 9, 7, 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, B, C
  • Nina Constantino – 7, 6, 6, 6, 6, 5, A, A, A, C
  • William Chapman - 9, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 5, B, B

Forest Hall has been part of BMAT since February 2015, with the mission to boost student numbers and exam results. The implementation of Saturday school, holiday school and revision sessions in all subject areas has enabled the students to achieve their very best.

Head of school Hannah Jones said: “I could burst with pride and joy for our exceptional students and their wonderful results. I am delighted that for the fourth year in a row GCSE results at Forest Hall School have improved. Each year, our students step up to the challenge and achieve fantastic results. I want to take a moment to applaud all our exceptional students, their teachers and their parents/carers for this amazing achievement.

“These exceptional results reinforce the ethos of our school. Our students work hard, have high expectations and aspire to achieve their highest potential. We believe that every student can achieve and be exceptional. The additional time staff have spent with the students in preparation for their examinations is evident in the great results.

“It is now time for our exceptional class of 2018 to leave us and follow their dreams. Good luck and remember, aim for the exceptional!”

Success also went to students entered early for GCSE examinations in Year 10 and 9. Students at Forest Hall School complete up to two option GCSEs in Year 9 or 10.

Top performing students include –

Year 10 -

Tommy Collins for achieving a grade 6 in Spanish and a grade 7 in history
Dennis Elsley for achieving a grade 8 in Spanish
Mame Seck for achieving a grade 6 in geography
Armani-Jai Newman for achieving a grade 8 in French

Year 9 -

Beni Bafwa for achieving a grade 6 in geography
Tabitha Tidiman for achieving a grade 7 in music
Fabrizio Morrone for achieving an A* in Italian
Libby Down for achieving a grade 7 in photography


2017

Forest Hall School is celebrating GCSE results above the national average for the third year running.

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new grade 9 to 1 GCSEs for the first time in maths and English, with staff having to prepare students for examinations no one had sat or seen.

The maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9 to 1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A* to G grades. This dramatic break from what has gone before means any comparison of this year’s GCSE maths and English scores with previous years is meaningless. The headline figures incorporating maths and English grades which schools have quoted in the past consequently cannot be used again.

The 9 to 1 grades students have achieved in maths and English and the A* to G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department for Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available in the autumn term.

This summer, 77% of students achieved a high standard in the new English language GCSE exams, while in GCSE maths, 67% achieved a similar standard.

The school, in Forest Hall Road, Stansted, became part of the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust (BMAT) in 2015 with a mission to boost student numbers and exam results and has consistently achieved it over the last three years.

Since joining BMAT, the school has seen huge changes implemented, including Saturday school and revision sessions after school in all subjects to ensure students are able to achieve their best.

Stephen Hehir, head of Forest Hall since BMAT adopted the school, said: “Once again, it gives me so much pleasure to congratulate my students on their fantastic achievement in the summer 2017 series of examinations. This year marks the third year in a row that GCSE results at Forest Hall School are above the national average. I applaud all my students, their teachers and their parents for this wonderful achievement.

“The message this sends out to everyone in the community is that at Forest Hall School all our students work hard and this allows them to achieve their highest potential. At Forest Hall School, we believe in ALL of our students and ALL of our students know they can be hugely successful.”

High achieving students in Year 11 this year include -

  • Daisy Pearce-Allen ten higher grade GCSEs, including Grade 8 in English language, A in religious education and drama.
  • Dominic Estrellas ten higher grade GCSEs, including A* in photography, Distinction* in ICT, Grade 7 in English literature.
  • Hannah Parson ten higher grade GCSEs, including six A*/A grades, including A* in additional science and textiles and A grades in geography, further science, history and core science.
  • Lukas Wallis ten higher grade GCSEs, including A in Spanish and Grade 7 in English literature.
  • Finnbarr Ambrose nine higher grade GCSEs, including A in PE, Distinction in ICT, Grade 7 in English literature and B in additional science, resistant materials, English language and core science.

Success also went to students entered early for GCSE exams in Year 9 and 10. Students at Forest Hall School complete up to two option GCSEs in Year 9 or 10. 

Year 10 high achievers include - 

Gorka Comet-Ologaray A* in French and Spanish

Mami Seck A in PE and sociology

Amelia Beck A in drama, B in geography

Marcia Amaral-Cardoso A* in Portuguese, B in business studies

Year 9 high achievers include -

Dennis Elsley A in ICT

Armani-Jai Newman A in geography

 

2016

For the second year running, Forest Hall School has achieved its best ever GCSE results.

This summer, 65% of students achieved A* to C grades in their GCSE exams in their English and maths – the best in the school’s history.

A total of 64% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths, compared to 60% last year.

The school, in Forest Hall Road, Stansted, became part of the Burnt Mill Co-operative Academy Trust (BMAT) on February 1, 2015 with a mission to boost student numbers and exam results.

Stephen Hehir, head of school since BMAT adopted the school, said: “I am once again thrilled for the students, staff, parents/carers and everyone connected with the Forest Hall School community.

“For me, it is so important that students in every year group have the potential to be successful and these results will allow the class of 2016 the opportunity to continue this success.

“My message to the class of 2016 at Forest Hall School is a big well done for all your hard work.”

 

Star students in Year 11 this year include:

  • Bradley Adams Stock for achieving six A*/A grades (including A* in religious education and As in subjects including mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics)
  • Sarah Keefe for achieving three A grades (including As in maths, geography and biology) and six B grades
  • Ellie Moore for achieving four A grades (including As in English language, maths, religious education and geography) and five B grades.
  • Carl Parsons for achieving eight A*/A grades (including A*s in biology, computing and maths)

 

Success also came to students entered early for GCSE examinations in Year 10 and 9. Students at Forest Hall School complete up to two option GCSEs in Year 9 or 10.

Every student in Year 9 who took GCSE Spanish achieved A* to C grades and 100% of students in Year 10 who took religious education achieved A* to C grades.

Mr Hehir said: “These excellent results in lower year groups at Forest Hall School show the tremendous work ethic all years in the school now have and how achieving the highest grades is the aspiration for all FHS students.”

 

Forest Hall School's performance on the DfE website.

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