Science Regeneration

Science Regeneration Project

Forest School has been working since 2009 to develop a larger, fully equipped Science department to support the quality and ambition of Science teaching.

All laboratories have been refurbished. Donations from Old Foresters and parents have helped expedite the programme of works. Forest School is also very grateful for the support it received from the Wolfson Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

Science Block extension

Forest School has reinvested income to infill the spaces behind the existing Science Block. This has allowed us to create a centralised Science Department. An impressive new frontage has been created to allow more light into the Block and to accommodate the increased numbers of pupils and staff entering the building.

Two additional Science labs have been created in adjacent classrooms on the top floor of the Aston Block with two Food Technology classrooms beneath.

Periodic Table

The giant Periodic Table has been moved to a permanent new home in the Biology Garden which sits behind the glass-fronted entrance to the Science department.

Sponsorship and donations

So far, sponsorship of the Periodic Table has contributed over £84,700 towards the cost of delivering our objectives for Science. There are some elements still available for sponsorship. Giving levels start at £1,000. Please click here for a full list of the elements, prices and examples of some of the uses for each element. You can also reserve your element by calling Sue Coates on 020 8509 6591 or email

Dr Peter Morris (Copeland’s 1967-1974) has sponsored Thallium.

“As someone who greatly benefited from science teaching at Forest, I decided to sponsor element 81, Thallium, to show my gratitude. The reason why I would chose such a disreputable element as Thallium is because, in my collections here at the Science Museum, I have the first Thallium compounds prepared by its discoverer William Crookes. ”  

Thank you to all those who donated to the Science Regeneration Project

The School is continually reviewing and extending its Science offering as exemplified by the recent addition of Astronomy as a Co-curriculum activity and GCSE subject. This inevitably leads to calls for new equipment and facilities. By sponsoring an element you are helping us to extend Science at Forest and are supporting pupils’ enthusiasm for this subject.

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