General School Info 2017-08-15T09:51:31+00:00

School Day

AM Registration 08:45am – 09:05am
Period 1 09:05am – 10:05am
Period 2 10:05am – 11:05am
Break 11:05am – 11:25am
Period 3 11:25am – 12:25pm
Period 4 12:25pm – 1:25pm
Lunchtime 1:25pm – 2:10pm
Period 5 and PM Registration 2:15pm – 3:15pm

Library

Our Library is situated on the ground floor near the entrance, and has an experienced Librarian to offer help and advice.

The Library offers a range of resources which support the National Curriculum and all subjects taught from Year 7 to Sixth Form. There are around 8,000 resources as well as seventeen internet-linked computers and printing facilities. The non-fiction and reference resources will help with projects and homework, while the fiction section features many of your favourite authors.

We promote a reading culture through the school and run the Accelerated Reader programme for students in Years 7 and 8. Also various quizzes, competitions and events are run during the year.

The Library is open at the following times for lessons, quiet reading, studying and issuing books

Monday to Friday: 8am – 12.25pm and 1.25 – 3.40pm

Newsletters

Every fortnight a newsletter is sent home with our students with information, quizzes and dates for your diary.

Read the latest newsletter: 

Our previous newsletters
Newsletter Archive

Admission Policies

Admission Policies
Admission 2014
Admission 2015
Admission 2016
EAL Student videos

Cashless Catering

We are working towards making the academy completely cash free environment by introducing ParentPay. This is an online payment system, which will be used to pay for school meals and in the future, trips and anything that requires payment.

Learn more about our cashless catering
FAQ

Curriculum

Curriculum & Student Grouping

Term Dates

Term Dates 2016 – 2017
Term Dates 2017 – 2018

Start of the Autumn term 2017

Tuesday 5th September – Years 7-11 & 13
08.30am – Year 7 Assembly then Form Time
10.30am – Year 8 Assembly then Form Time
11.30am – Year 9 Assembly then Form Time
12.00pm – Year 10 Assembly then Form Time
12.30pm – Year 11 Assembly then Form Time

1.25pm – Lunch

2.15pm – Period 5 First lesson delivered by tutors
Year 13 to meet in the hall

3.15pm – End of school day

Friday 8th September
08.45am – Year 12  to meet in the hall

Year Groups

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

DFE performance tables for 2013

Congratulations to students, staff and parents.

The DFE performance tables for 2013 show us our VA (Value Added) at 1000.3 which is now above the national average for all schools; remembering in 2011 our VAwas 954.1 and in the 99th percentile(ieonly 1% of schools added less value between KS2-4 and 99% more) and now we are in the top half (iewe now add more value than most schools). Expected progress from KS2-4 in English was 71% (4% above the National average) and Maths 69% (1% above the National Average). 48% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C passes including English and Maths, which is 8% above the floor target.  Well done to everyone on this magnificent achievement.

Governors

Michael Stokes – Chair

Stephen Smith – Vice-Chair (Community)

Kathryn Burns – BMAT MD

Will Thompson – Principal

Sonia Gable – Community

Carol O’Brien – Parent

Sarah Clarke-Moisley – Staff

Jenni Cook – Staff

Future First

The Forest Academy is working with the charity Future First to reconnect us with our former students and keep in touch with our school leavers.

Our alumni can support us in so many ways, from volunteers and in-school speakers to work experience providers and fundraisers.

You can sign up to our network using the following links:

Former students 

Current students 

If you would like to know more about the Future First programme, you can contact our Alumni Officer, Ellie by e-mail to ellie@futurefirst.org.uk or by phone 0207 239 8933.

Exams and Data

Exams & Data and Exam Results Collection 

Uniform 

Policies 

Links