June 27 – Year 11 Graduation 7pm-8.30pm
June 22 – Summer Family BBQ & Fair
Year 11 Revision Club – Mon 2:35-3:30pm and Weds 3:00-4:30pm Room 144/5

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Welcome To Forest Hill School


We continue to be incredibly popular and regularly oversubscribed due to the high quality education we provide for our young people. Our curriculum equips every student with the strengths of a traditional academic base coupled with the skills required for success in an ever-more rapidly changing world. The personal development of all is extremely important to us, with many opportunities both within and outside of the curriculum available to our boys. Forest Hill students’ experience enables them to secure enviable prospects and emerge as leaders of the future.

Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan, Headteacher

Year Founded

Ages

Key Stage 3/4 Boys

Key Stage 5 Mixed

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.”

“Pupils are cared for well. They are helped to overcome social and personal challenges.”

“Leaders and managers, including governors, have taken bold decisions to improve the school’s organisation and routines.”

“Pupils feel safe in school.” Ofsted Dec 2017

“… the school is well-placed to move forward.”

“The great majority of pupils have positive attitudes to school and are keen to learn.”

“The school provides well-thought-out opportunities for pupils to develop their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.”

“Good provision in the sixth form is the result of strong leadership and effective teaching.” Ofsted Dec 2017

“… the school’s leaders identify those pupils who are falling behind with learning effectively and provide support to help them catch up.”

“Pupils’ attendance has improved considerably.”

“The school promotes equality effectively.”

“They [leaders and governors] have an accurate understanding of the school’s most pressing priorities.” Ofsted Dec 2017

Summer Family BBQ

Join the Friends of Forest Hill this Summer for our BBQ and Fair.

English
English is a wonderful subject. The richness and diversity of literature from around the world can take you to places you never knew existed and can engage emotions you never knew you had. Equally, developing the fluency with which you communicate both orally and in writing can be very satisfying and rewarding. We aim for every student to enjoy studying English at Forest Hill whether at Key Stage 3, for GCSE or at A level. We also aim to engender a lifelong love of reading. We know that students who choose and enjoy a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books develop into the skilled communicators of tomorrow.
Maths
We have gained a Centre of Excellence Award in the use of ICT and Mathematics. In addition, we are the major teaching school for Mathematics for Goldsmiths College in their Teacher Training Programme. The ethos of the Maths Department is that Mathematics encompasses all aspects of everyday life and, as such, we focus on the use of Mathematics in the real world and encourage our pupils to become independent learners in the subject. Ofsted found that “The teaching focuses on promoting students’ understanding of mathematical concepts by providing ready examples of how they apply real problems to the wider world” (Ofsted Report Nov 2013). We also focus on the more abstract nature of the subject to prepare our pupils for studying Mathematics in Higher Education and to develop their thinking and learning skills.
Science
Science at Forest Hill School seeks to provide students with a science foundation that is appropriate to their career goals and with knowledge and skills that will allow them to function as responsible and contributing members of society. This is done through a stimulating and challenging curriculum which puts science into contemporary and relevant contexts. We aim to; Develop fundamental understandings of natural systems, develop a fundamental understanding of, and ability to use, the methods of scientific inquiry, prepare students to make responsible decisions concerning science-related social issues, contribute to an understanding and fulfillment of personal needs, thus contributing to personal development, inform students about careers in the sciences.

Teaching and Learning

At Forest Hill we combine the traditional values of hard work and academic learning with up to date methods and content. We believe that students achieve their full potential if they enjoy their work and find it stimulating and challenging.

The Forest Hill School Newsletter

Up-to-date news and information from around the school.

SFH6 - Our Sixth Form

SFH6 is a dynamic and forward looking Sixth Form with very high standards.  We ask our students to take responsibility for their own learning and we believe in the rights of all to achieve at the highest possible level.

See Our Prospectus

Our prospectus is available in download pdf and hard copy. You can download a copy by clicking the button below. To receive a paper copy posted straight to you please email prospectus@foresthillschool.co.uk

Forest Hill School

Contact

Mr. Mike Sullivan (Headteacher)

Forest Hill School

Dacres Road

Forest Hill

London SE23 2XN

+44 208 699 9343