Forest School

Waltham Forest, United Kingdom

Location: Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 4 - 18 years

About Forest School

Situated on a beautiful site on the edge of Epping Forest in North East London with outstanding facilities, Forest School is one of the few diamond structure schools in the country where pupils are taught in single-sex classes between the ages of 7 and 16 and come together in a co-educational Sixth Form. This gives teachers a unique opportunity to develop their teaching skills for boys and girls. The split between the genders is exactly 50:50. Our pupils are drawn from a diverse range of social and ethnic backgrounds, reflecting the demographic compositions of Central, North and East London, and also of the villages and towns of Essex and Hertfordshire. They are academically aspirational but unpretentious, understanding that success is the consequence of hard work rather than a guaranteed right. 

For full details about working at Forest School please visit our website

 Forest School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All appointments require an enhanced DBS disclosure. 

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Address: Snaresbrook, London, E17 3PY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85201744
What people say about us

You inspire a pupil to speak a language, play a sport and be part of a band, all in the same day. These become experiences to share with that pupil for years to come.

- Teacher at Forest School

The main pleasure of working in a school like Forest is the pupils: they are bright, polite and keen to learn and are always asking intelligent questions. The absence of the kind of discipline problems I ran up against during my PGCE means I can really concentrate on teaching the way I want to teach, and that is great.

- Teacher at Forest School

Every day is different, there is never a dull moment and we never clock watch. The pupils are interesting, engaging and a pleasure to work with.

- Teacher at Forest School

I am one of very few people in my group of friends who doesn’t feel dread on a Sunday night and actually loves their job… And at worst there is always a holiday to look forward to! There is also nothing as satisfying as seeing the progress a pupil has made under your guidance, and also to inspire them in your subject area.

- Teacher at Forest School
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