Forest Hill School

Lewisham, United Kingdom

Location: Lewisham, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Boys
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Forest Hill School

Forest Hill School is a non-denominational, comprehensive secondary school for boys in Lewisham, south-east London. There are 1,400 students aged 11-18 on the school roll, 240 of whom are in the mixed sixth form - SFH6.   We exist to serve the local community through innovative teaching and a broad and comprehensive curriculum offer in modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

We have a strong record of academic success which combined with our Performance Arts' specialism underpins the development of our boys all the way to our co-educational post-16 provision.  Ofsted has judged the school “outstanding” in many areas including leadership and behaviour.

Forest Hill School has ties with the nearby girls' secondary, Sydenham School, and the two institutions share a joint sixth-form provision as part of their SFH6 initiative.


Mike Sullivan

Values and vision

As a restorative school, Forest Hill prides itself on the strength of the relationships between all members of its community. These help to provide a calm and ordered learning environment, acting as the foundation for innovative and rigorous learning experiences that ultimately deliver excellent outcomes.

The performing arts' specialism of the secondary school allows all students to experience the thrill of performance, and the self-esteem boost this provides. Forest Hill offers students an educational experience that enables them to secure enviable prospects and emerge as leaders of the future.

Ofsted report

“School leaders have rightly placed a strong focus on teaching and learning and this is one of the main reasons why the quality of teaching has been consolidated and improved further. The best practice in teaching is shared amongst staff, who are reflective and readily engage in constructive feedback and training focused around teaching.” 

View Forest Hill School's latest Ofsted report

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Address: Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 2XN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8699 9343
Positions available at Forest Hill School