School Grounds

Located at the edge of 6,000 acres of ancient woodland, London's largest green and open space, Forest School has occupied the same grounds since 1834

A London school like no other, our pupils experience a taste of two very different worlds: a London school surrounded by the green open space of Epping Forest.

Unusually for London, our 50 acre grounds lie across two London boroughs. Our School is just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street station direct from Snaresbrook, Central Line tube station, and is just a 25 minute drive from Canary Wharf.

Some interesting facts about the school grounds:

  • There are 17 School buildings across our 50 acre site ranging from beautiful 18th century Georgian architecture to the very best in modern design. The Main Building is the oldest part of the School and predates Forest School London
  • The Sylvestrian Leisure Centre was used as a secret training camp by Team GB Olympians, including athletes from the boxing, swimming, hockey, fencing and taekwondo teams, in the run up to the London Olympic Games,
  • The School’s newest building is the Martin Centre for Innovation which houses digital teaching, learning and collaborative facilities for the whole school
  • At the heart of the School is our Field, where regular cricket and football matches are played.

The Park

The School owns a further 20 acres of sports grounds, known as the Park, which is easily accessed through the forest, and can be seen in the image above. Pupils have use of football and cricket pitches, athletics tracks and an all-weather Astro Turf facility in the Park.

Where next?

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As you explore our site you’ll discover a wealth of information about the School and all that happens here.