General Information

Term Dates

See the current year term dates here

Revised Behaviour System

All current information on Relationships and Behaviour is available here

Click here to download the behaviour system flowchart

School Uniform

Forest Hill School is a uniform school with the uniform being a key part of the school and individual House ethos. Please read the uniform list carefully as students may be sent home if not wearing the correct uniform.

It is also expected that students have the essential equipment with them at all times – they may face a sanction from the tutor or teacher otherwise.

Click here for the current school uniform list.

Academic Review Days

At Academic Review Days you will meet your son’s Tutor or Head of House to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  You must make an appointment via your son beforehand.  Appointments take place during the school day.

Please note: you will not meet subject teachers at Academic Review Day.

Parents’ Evenings

At Parents’ Evening you will be able to speak to your son’s teachers to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  Appointment times must be booked in advance – we use an online booking system (guidance details are sent home prior to the evening) or your son can book appointments directly with subject staff.

Parents’ evenings run from 4:00pm – 6:30pm.

Times of the School Day

Normal School Day – Tuesday to Friday

Early Closure School Day – Monday

Time

Session

Time

Session

08:25 – 08:30

Movement Time

08:30 – 08:45

AM Registration & Tutor Time

08:30 – 08:50

AM Registration & Tutor Time

08:45 – 09:45

Lesson 1

08:50 – 09:50

Lesson 1

09:45 – 10:45

Lesson 2

09:50 – 10:50

Lesson 2

10:45 – 11:05

Break time

10:50 – 11:10

Break time

11:05 – 12:00

Lesson 3

11:10 – 12:10

Lesson 3

12:00 – 12:55

Lesson 4

12:10 – 13:10

Lesson 4

12:55 – 13:40

Lunch time

13:10 – 13:55

Lunch time

13:40 – 14:35

Lesson 5 (PM Registration)

13:55 – 14:00

Movement Time

14:00 – 15:00

Lesson 5 (PM Registration)

 

Absence During Term Time

Parents and carers should be aware of amendments to the Education Regulations that came into force on 1 September 2013 which make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are “exceptional circumstances”.

Requests for such absence must be made in writing (email), in advance of the absence, marked for the attention of the Headteacher, Mr Sullivan, with full details of the reason for the absence.   You may email your request to attendance@foresthillschool.co.uk allowing sufficient time for due consideration of the circumstances.

You will receive a reply as soon as possible, but in the meantime any absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’.

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Activities

Click here for details of the extra-curricular clubs and activities available.

Cycling To School

Boys are allowed to use their bikes to cycle to and from school only with the permission of the Headteacher.  Boys can collect a Cycle Pass letter from the Head’s PA to bring home for parent/carer signature.

Please note that the school cannot accept any responsibility for bikes left on school premises.

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium

If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only could you save £400 a year while they enjoy a nutritious hot meal, but the school could also benefit.

For more information click here.

Ofsted Report

Click here to view and download the latest Ofsted Report (January 2018).

Goodbye FHS Connect

Parents no longer need to log on to FHS Connect to get access to information. All relevant info is now available in ePraise and Show My Homework.

Show My Homework

All homework for Years 7 – 11 is recorded on Show My Homework You can download the parent’s user guide here.

All students and parents should have their own log-in. Homework can also be looked at through the School Homework Calendar.

Log in to Show my homework by clicking here.

ePraise

ePraise is the schools online rewards system. It allows teachers to award praise points to students for doing something well. This might be working really hard on a piece of work, attendance, grades, or sticking to the school rules.

Alongside rewards, you can also view a breakdown of your child’s attendance, see their class timetable.

Click here to log in to ePraise. If you don’t already have an account, let the reception know and an invitation email will be sent to you.

Learning and Study

How Can I Help My Son Improve His Reading Skills?

Parents and carers will know that we are proud to call ourselves a reading school. This handy reading guide is full of useful advice and links to other resources that parents and carers can use at home with their children.

You can download a copy here.

How Can I Help My Son Improve His Maths Skills?

MyMaths is an opportunity for your son to continue his maths learning outside of the classroom. It is an online learning platform with content that covers the KS3, KS4 and KS5 maths curriculum in a clear and innovative way.

Your son can take advantage of:

  • Online maths tutorials which explain all the key maths skills
  • Online worksheets which tell him where he has made mistakes
  • Booster packs to help him get to the next level
  • A variety of games that reinforce and stretch your maths skills in a fun way

Your son also has his own personal page where his teacher can upload different activities for him to complete in class and for homework and he can keep track of how well he is doing in MyMaths.

To access the website please go to www.mymaths.co.uk or he can follow the link in the student area of FHS Connect.

To logon to the school account your son will need to enter the following

Username: foresthill

Password: short1

Your son will also have his own personal ID and password which he will need to enter then.  If for some reason he has misplaced this please ask him to see his maths teacher.

Please encourage him to use this platform as often as possible to improve his maths skills!

PiXL Maths App

Year 11 students should be using the PiXL Maths App to help with GCSE revision. Click here to access

Contact Information

Important email addresses

Ø  Contacting members of staff

Ø  Reference requests

Ø  Parents’ Evening information

Ø  Update/change address and contact information

Ø  Trips

Ø  Timetable queries

Ø  Detentions

  • attendance@foresthillschool.co.uk – Please use this address for matters specifically relating to your son’s attendance, including requests for absence during term time.
  • info@foresthillschool.co.uk – Please use this address if you have any confidential matters you wish to raise for the attention of the Headteacher.

Request a Paper Copy of This Site

Contact us here to request a paper copy of this site free of charge.

ho monitor Concerns and Complaints

We understand that parents and carers will at times wish to raise concerns/complaints about various aspects of their sons’ school experience.   Please see below for the appropriate contact to make to discuss your concerns;

Concerns

For concerns relating to your son’s academic progress and levels of achievement please contact the relevant Faculty Lead to discuss the issue;

  • Science & Computer Science : Ms Nichole Edmund (acting)
  • English & RE : Mr Richard Lamb
  • Maths & Business : Mr Godwin Kanton (acting)
  • Humanities & Modern Foreign Languages : Mr Alan Brook
  • Expressive Arts : Mr Kris Hollidge

Heads of Year have overall responsibility for the academic, social and emotional well-being of all boys in that Year Group.  They each lead of team of tutors to ensure all boys are supported by an effective pastoral system to support and ensure high expectations and scholastic excellence.

  • Head of Year 7 : Mr Justin Crowe
  • Head of Year 8 : Ms Susan Sutton-Adegoke
  • Head of Year 9 : Mr Aaron Davey
  • Head of Year 10 : Mr Jack Green
  • Head of Year 11 : Mr Mark Oviri

Students are supported in their learning by Heads of House, who monitor standards of behaviour and attendance.  They have responsibility for planning and implementing a variety of activities such as charity fundraising, trips, competitions and sporting events, and provide a pivotal role in Student Voice. 

  • Drake House (D) : Ms Emily Suart
  • Harvey House (H)  : Mr Jamien Steward
  • Reynolds House (R) : Ms Kaira Manders
  • Shackleton House (S) : Mr Michael Whiting-Winkless (acting)

 

    Complaints

    Whilst we are always disappointed to hear of complaints, we understand that sometimes things go awry and there arises a need to address complaints at a more elevated level.

    We feel an informal approach very often leads to a mutually satisfactory resolution to the issue but in the event this does not produce the desired outcome, parents/carers are directed to our formal Complaints’ Policy which can be found in the School Policies’ section.

    This document clarifies the procedures for hearing complaints and what outcomes both the school and the individual may expect from invoking the procedure.