Forest Academy

Redbridge, United Kingdom

Location: Redbridge, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Forest Academy

Forest Academy is a co-educational academy school based in Redbridge in Essex for students aged 11-18. It is a non-denominational school.

Sixth form students have their own entrance, accessed by electronic door pass and the use of two designated study areas. There is a supervised private study zone equipped with computers and a further study area, also equipped with PCs, where students can work in groups, sharing ideas. The library can also be used for independent study during the day. The school is sponsored by Beal High School.  


Will Thompson 

Values and vision

Forest Academy believes all its students are entitled to a consistently high quality learning experience within a harmonious multi-cultural community.

The school is firmly committed to the notion of equality of opportunity. It firmly believes in removing barriers to learning for all students, irrespective of their race, faith, gender, or background. Value is also placed on the idea of maximising achievement through personalising learning in a positive culture of respect and independence. 


“Students who join the school partway through the year make outstanding progress, because they are very well supported. Teaching is good with some that is outstanding. Teachers’ skilful questioning and strong subject knowledge deepen students’ understanding. Students from a wide range of backgrounds get on well with each other. Relationships between staff and students are respectful… Parents are supportive of the school, and feel it is a very safe place for their children to be.”

View Forest Academy’s latest Ofsted report


Address: Harbourer Road, Hainault, Ilford, Essex, IG6 3TN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8500 4266