News from the Forest.

The latest news and information within the School

Ofsted - July 2017

21 July 2017

We were very pleased to invite Ofsted Inspectors back into the school at the beginning of July. The report is positive in that it identifies that progress is being made. The full report will be available on the Ofsted website in September but we are pleased to be able to share it now - please click this link to open it     /repository/documents/Forest%20High%20School%2010011590%20PDF%20Final.pdf      

Here are some of the highlights from the report:

  • The new headteacher has acted astutely and quickly … secured the confidence of the staff … raising the[ir]expectations.
  • The leadership of teaching has become more effective.        
  • Good practice [is] being shared within the school.
  • Senior leaders have had some success in building links with local primary schools. For example, 280 Year 4 and Year 5 pupils recently visited the school to experience activities in science, technology and mathematics.        
  • The school has been successful in recruiting more local people to the governing body.
  • Effective mechanisms now exist to ensure that governors challenge and support senior leaders to increase the pace of improvement.
  • The arrangements for keeping pupils safe are effective. Pupils told inspectors that they feel safe at school. [There is a] vigilant safeguarding culture.
  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment has improved. Teachers’ expectations are higher.
  • Pupils are polite, friendly and courteous … open and honest.
  • Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities … are developing their knowledge and understanding more quickly.

Kevin Hamblin, CEO of SGSAT said “We are delighted to read that the Inspectors acknowledged the Trust’s commitment to The Forest High School community.”


Back to News

In other news

» July 2017 Newsletter
21 July 2017
» Year 11 Prom - 29 June 2017
19 July 2017
» June 2017 Newsletter
20 June 2017
» May 2017 Newsletter
19 May 2017


The Forest High School on Twitter

On Twitter

Follow Us
Forest High School Twitter

Win £5,000 for your school library!

Forest High School Twitter

Have a wonderful break and keep safe. See you all in September!!

Forest High School Twitter

For those of you who have been enquiring, Year 7 reports were posted home on Thursday. Hopefully you will receive them by Monday.

Coming up

In 1 days 24

GCSE Results

Year 11 GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am -12 noon on Thursday 24th August 2017.

Year 10 En Learn more »

Back to top
The Forest High School SGS Academy Trust Pate's Grammar School University of Gloucestershire

Copyright 2015 © The Forest High School. All rights reserved.
Website created and sponsored by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Academy Trust |

Please note neither Forest High School or South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Academy Trust is responsible for content viewed or downloaded from external sites.


The Forest High School on Facebook The Forest High School on Twitter The Forest High School on Instagram


Forest High School Twitter

Win £5,000 for your school library!

Follow Us