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While remaining true to its traditional roots, this is a forward-thinking school, humane and open-minded with both feet on the ground. On the day of our visit one of the bands was preparing for a lunch time concert in the...

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Surrounded by ancient forest and only 30 minutes from central London, Forest School is an independent day school located on the edge of Epping Forest. One of the very few diamond structure schools in the country, our 1,300 boys and girls, aged between 4 and 18, are taught in single-sex classes from 7-16 before joining a coeducational Sixth Form. Beyond the classroom, however, they enjoy all the benefits of a coeducational environment - the best of all worlds.

Our pupils are as busy outside the classroom as they are within it - a strong curriculum is supported by an equally strong co-curriculum programme, so our pupils can pursue their interests in music and the sporting field, for example, all while achieving outstanding GCSE and A level results.
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While remaining true to its traditional roots, this is a forward-thinking school, humane and open-minded with both feet on the ground. On the day of our visit one of the bands was preparing for a lunch time concert in the chapel, the norm at...

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Since January 2017, Marcus Cliff Hodges, previously deputy warden and head of boys' school since 2005. Degrees in English literature and educational management from Cardiff University and London University respectively. Has also taught at Bedford School and Gstaad International School and been assistant head at Latymer Upper.

Head of prep school since 2012, Mr Andrew Noakes MA education, Open University (30s). Previously head of Northampton Junior School. Studied at Reed's, Surrey, then De Montfort, where he read European studies and French. He trained at St George’s College; has also...

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