28th in the School Sports Magazine

We are delighted to have been listed as 28th in the Top 200 Sport Schools by School Sports Magazine.

This puts Forest in the top 1% of all state and independent schools for sporting success in 2023. Fantastic to see Forest School. Listed as the 28th best Sporting School in the country in the 90th edition of @schoolsportmag published this week. This is a wonderful reflection on the enormous achievements of our hugely talented pupils & the hard work of our dedicated staff.



Here are some SPORT highlights from 2023:

Jes competed in Block A of the Swim England Essex Championships this weekend. She won a silver medal in the 100m buttterfly and was awarded finalist medals for the 50m free, 800m free, 200m IM, 400m free, 100m back and 200m back. She will compete again in Block B in February. Well done Jes!
A fantastic Senior Football Tour to Castellon, Spain. Some great pre season training, fixtures & team bonding in the sunshine!
Congratulations to Sophie who has been representing the ISFA U16 National team this season. A fantastic achievement and we are incredibly proud of you. The most recent camp was at St George’s Park in December.
Massive congratulations to Narzm who has been selected for Northamptonshire Steelbacks EPP, a true testament to hard work and dealing with setbacks. Congratulations Narzm!
10 School Sports Day Records were broken last week. Well done to all those listed who broke a record in their event.

From earning his 1st GB Cap to facing new challenges as a full-time athlete, Rohan shares his journey. Discover his tips for aspiring players, childhood inspirations, and the joy he finds in hockey at Forest! Look out for more updates, as he tours Argentina with Great Britain!


Issey (year 11) was invited to the Department of Education to meet with an official within the Department to discuss the rate of dropout in sports from teenage girls. Issey spoke passionately about her experiences as a Young Athlete and the effect puberty has had on her training. She also spoke about her peers’ experiences, some of whom are also athletes and some who do not currently enjoy sport. Within the meeting, there were representatives from the RSHE department who are reviewing the statutory requirements for what schools cover. By Issey telling her experiences, they understood a need to ensure schools teach the physical and emotional effects of puberty which can lead to the drop out from sport along with the Scientific process. Issey has now been put in contact with the group that designs the lessons for State schools and she will meet with them later on. This is an incredible story and one that Issey has arranged herself which shows the power of pupils talking about topics they are passionate about.
Well done to all our pupils and staff for their continued dedication and support!