We focus on each pupil to ensure they have the best opportunity possible to be able to learn and make progress. We provide pupils with the knowledge and tools to become independent learners through an enquiry-based approach that encourages thinking and in which pupils are actively involved.

Subjects are taught, in the main, by form teachers. Subject specialist teachers also teach the children enabling us to make the most of the facilities. These subjects include Mandarin, Drama, ICT, PE and Games.

We take a long-term approach to a child’s learning by helping them to develop personalised study skills, digital literacy skills and by encouraging them to reflect on their learning. Through an extensive curricular and extracurricular programme, pupils have the opportunity to foster their interests and develop into independent learners, ready for the Senior School.

Support for Pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND)

Learning Support at Forest, provides support to those students who have a recognised Special Educational Need or who are experiencing learning difficulties across the curriculum.   Depending on the level of need, support will be implemented either within the classroom or in a one to one or small group setting.  This may be short-term and intensive or may require a more prolonged approach, with the view to making the student as independent in their learning as possible, and to rectify the learning difficulties they face in the classroom.  A referral system to Learning Support operates via subject teachers, HMs and Heads of Section. Most pupils receive learning support for Cognition and Learning, including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, organisation and working memory issues.  There are also a number of pupils who receive support for ASD, ADHD and other SEMH issues which affect their academic learning.