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, Headteacher
Teaching over time is good and increasingly of high quality. Students are very keen to learn. Most have excellent attitudes to learning and behave very well. They embrace responsibilities and willingly become mentors to help other students.Ofsted
The school’s strong ethos promotes harmony amongst the different ethnic, religious and linguistic communities from which its pupils are drawn.Ofsted
The school has been described by the local authority as ‘influencing the community culture of Lewisham’. This contributes extremely well to students’ excellent social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.Ofsted
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.
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 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.
Alongside our wide academic and vocational curriculum we also encourage participation in a range of activities designed to support and broaden the interests and experiences of our boys.
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Forest Hill School
Mr. Mike Sullivan
Forest Hill School
London SE23 2XN
+44 208 699 9343