About Us

School Information

The Mission and Aims of the School

At The Forest School we are committed to the provision of the highest possible quality education for pupils who are experiencing a range of special educational needs between the ages of 3 and 16.

Aims of the School

  • To understand and meet the special educational needs of the pupils on roll.
  • To increase each pupil’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
  • To enable each pupil to be as independent as possible in organising themselves, looking after themselves and making informed choices for themselves.
  • To prepare the pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • To enable each pupil to access a broad and balanced curriculum including the National Curriculum, differentiated to meet his or her special educational needs.
  • To provide each pupil with an appropriate balance of challenge and support in their learning.
  • To provide for the spiritual, moral, intellectual and physical development of the pupils at the school.
  • To offer pupils opportunities to access accredited courses and to celebrate their successes.
  • To help each pupil to achieve success regardless of disability, gender, class, race or ethnic background and to develop in all our pupils a spirit of understanding, cooperation and respect for all members of the community.
  • To provide an inclusive educational experience for all of our pupils as appropriate to their special educational needs.
  • To engage the parents and carers of all of our pupils in an active partnership to the benefit of the social, intellectual and academic development of the pupils.

The Ethos and Values of The Forest School

At The Forest School we believe that:

  • A good school is one that is a happy, caring, safe environment in which pupils and staff feel valued and encouraged to reach their full potential in all areas of their life.
  • A successful pupil is a confident, well motivated person who enjoys learning and who is enabled to become as independent as possible as an adult.
  • A good member of staff is one who effectively engages and inspires pupils to achieve the highest standards possible.
  • An effective learning environment is stimulating. In this environment, a range of well-organised strategies is used to respond to group and individual needs. In this environment, the pupils are offered learning experiences with an appropriate balance of challenge and support.