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16/10/18

It may only be October but our PTA are busy planning the Christmas bazaar on Thursday 22nd November. Please come along to enjoy the Christmas cheer! https://t.co/CsgXv9AGpP

13/10/18

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DfE

, the deadline to apply for a place for your child in 2019 is October 31 2018: https://t.co/OaxvfBEaWO https://t.co/Wsm8AMdtxp

13/10/18

Busy morning in school today. Our exceptional historians preparing for their exams this year https://t.co/5WOWNIs6Q1

11/10/18

We are proud to be open and serving our community. https://t.co/8FPCjY0tay

11/10/18

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BMAT

. in on track to reach its target of 560 students by 2020. Full story - https://t.co/rcIgYeXZSI https://t.co/wDCw39ipxD

10/10/18

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BBC Newsbeat

If you need advice on mental health related issues, please visit BBC Advice https://t.co/m96OL3qcWw

10/10/18

Amazing work from our eco club after school today! Our students really are exceptional and go the extra mile! https://t.co/rwEnZuLGIr

10/10/18

Tea and Talk - a chance to promote mental wellbeing and raise awareness the importance of looking after your mental health https://t.co/s151L5FReh

10/10/18

Great welcoming our Danish friends to FHS. Can’t wait for our exchange visit https://t.co/cgxJCg7jpT

08/10/18

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BMAT

We've relaunched our termly magazine. Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read the latest issue here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/XfJ6G3PmdY

06/10/18

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Sport England

Parents play such a key role in supporting children to take part in sport and be active. Thank you https://t.co/6BkQlXeBsx https://t.co/ODrB8I8RAB

06/10/18

Rehearsals for our Aladdin production in full swing. Such dedication and passion on display! Well done to all involved https://t.co/sn8667W59p

06/10/18

A massive well done to our KS4 Geography students for their hard work this morning. The rain didn’t keep them away 🌧 https://t.co/EDrG3q2Hvc

04/10/18

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National Poetry Day

Happy everyone! Enjoy the celebrations! https://t.co/0i8nPajjWL https://t.co/Y5y7ZYESwb

04/10/18

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The Reading Agency

Are you excited for this week? One lucky person can win a full set of the recommended books for by writing a poem about this year's theme: change. Post your poem on Twitter by 4 October and tag us for the chance to win https://t.co/DBdprTqm7E

03/10/18

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Mr. L. Davis

This afternoon, Ricky from is talking to our year 9 students about the differences between being homeless and having a home. Delivering some “home truths” to our students today. https://t.co/K90qhLqf4m

03/10/18

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7 new cases of homeless every day last year. Today our Year 9s at are learning about some “Home Truths” with with the wonderful Ricky and Sarah. https://t.co/O6JVKJBwZH

03/10/18

Eco club busy planning our new garden area at school! https://t.co/HRJD1NluSe

02/10/18

Looking forward to Tea & Talk next Wednesday 10th October as part of mental health awareness https://t.co/fvNFvh6izl

02/10/18

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BMAT

TEEN RAISES MONEY IN RELATIVES' MEMORY - https://t.co/HtvdSpHzfq https://t.co/X2jgXzO1T3

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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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