Forest School in North East London to Host Virtual Open Days

As schools start to cautiously reopen and coronavirus lockdown measures ease, one independent school in north east London is hosting a series of virtual 11+ events to give parents a chance to explore the school remotely.

Forest School in Snaresbrook – a school which has plenty of space for socially distanced learning with 50 acres of land and 17 buildings sprawling across two London boroughs – will welcome parents to ‘meet’ the senior teaching team and see some of its impressive facilities virtually from Monday 22 June.

While the current circumstances mean that it’s not possible to visit the school right now, a series of virtual admissions events will help you make that decision and to guide you through the admissions process at Forest School.

A range of online resources will be available from 8am on 22 June, including an introduction from the Warden (Head), Marcus Cliff Hodges, webinar presentations from the Head of Lower School, Deputy Head Academic, Deputy Head Co-Curricular and Deputy Head Pastoral, pupil interviews with the Head of Lower School, parent testimonials and the chance to ‘meet’ the Head Boy and the Head Girl.

Forest School will also be holding a series of live Q&A sessions with the Warden and senior teaching staff, supported by the Admissions Team, who are always keen to answer any questions you may have.

The half-hour live Q&A sessions will run twice a day from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June at 12.45pm and 1.30pm. Click here to register for your preferred time slot.

About Forest School

Forest School, which opened as Forest Proprietary Grammar School in 1834, is an academically selective independent day school for boys and girls aged 4-18 years, offering pre-prep, prep school, senior school and sixth form in north east London.

Forest School is also the only school in London that is both a coeducational (mixed sex) and single-sex school. Boys and girls are taught together from age 4 in the Pre-Preparatory School, then they are taught separately from ages 7-11 in the Preparatory School and from ages 11-16 in the Senior School, which maximises the benefits of single-sex teaching for children of that age. Students then join coeducational classes in the Sixth Form.

Forest School in north east London, is an independent day school with beautiful sprawling grounds

Forest School in north east London, is an independent day school with beautiful sprawling grounds

Outside the classroom, however, boys and girls of all ages mix in a wide range of co-curricular activities in a way that single-sex teaching would otherwise preclude, meaning students get the best of both worlds.

Forest School offers excellent academic teaching, pastoral care and co-curricular activities, which complement the learning experience of the students, from sport to performing arts and music to outdoor learning.

‘Forest School, located on the edge of Epping Forest, benefits from vast amounts of open space, yet is just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street’

The independent school, located on the edge of Epping Forest, benefits from vast amounts of open space, yet is just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street on the Central Line (the closes tube station is Snaresbrook), and a 25-minute drive from Canary Wharf.

The establishment also has great sporting facilities. In fact, Forest School’s Sylvestrian Leisure Centre was used as a secret training camp for Team GB in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

To find out more and to register for Forest School’s 11+ Virtual Admissions Events, see forest.org.uk


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