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The School Day

School Uniform


School Meals


Parents’ Evenings

The School Day

Early Closure Day (Monday)
PSHCE Day (Tuesday)
Normal Day (Wednesday to Friday)

Before School

Year 7-9 (KS3) arrive at school from 8.15am and Years 10 and 11 (KS4) arrive at school from 8.25am. Each year group enters and leaves the school via a dedicated gate.

Tutor Time

Tutor time is used to explore the pastoral curriculum. Students have extended tutor time every Tuesday to ensure high quality and extended coverage of the PHSCE curriculum.


The morning breaktime lasts for 20 minutes and all students are expected to be outside. During this time, students can purchase hot or cold food.


During lunchtime, there is a variety of options for students – see School MealsStudents are also welcome to bring a packed lunch.

There are a number of activities taking place at lunchtime, ranging from using the library to sports, music and extracurricular clubs. See Enrichment Clubs for more detail.

After School

There are also a number of extracurricular clubs and activities taking place after school as well as the opportunity to attend Homework Club run by the school library.

Travelling to and from School

The majority of Forest Hill students walk to school with a friend or sibling, some are driven, some travel on public transport and others cycle.

Boys wishing to cycle require their parents/carers to request this in writing from their Head of Year, who will refer it to the Headteacher. If the request is granted, the cycle must be in a safe condition and approved helmet must be worn at all times.

Bikes and student safety will be the ultimate responsibility of the parents. Boys must provide a suitable strong lock and leave bikes only in the designated student cycle racks. The school will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to bicycles.