Most boys join Forest Boys' School in Year 7, although there are a limited number of places available at 13+ and Sixth Form level.
In the single-sex classes below the Sixth Form, the boys learn better, take more risks, concentrate harder, and see appropriately-paced learning as a positive experience. The classroom feels like a safe place for them at this particular age, as they pursue a broad and balanced curriculum prior to the coeducational Sixth Form.
Boys come from a wide range of local schools and cultural backgrounds, as befits our unique location in East London, and quickly recognise Forest as a busy place of academic work; friendly and relaxed, but nonetheless a disciplined and structured environment, ideally suited to preparing boys for university and beyond.
Relationships throughout the Boys' School are good, between boys of different ages and between staff and pupils. The School's reputation for pastoral care is second to none, its foundations lying in the House system. Allegiance to the House is fostered from the outset, and competition in music, drama and sport is encouraged at all levels. School policies in respect of bullying, racism and drug abuse are clearly understood and consistently enforced.
Forest is a stimulating environment full of choice and opportunity, where widely-different activities are equally prized; the creative arts are not overshadowed by the strength of the sport, but all co-curricular activities are pursued to the highest standard. Forest is known for the all-round education it offers, and, given its proximity to the centre of London, the spacious environment it provides for boys.