The Forest High School

Secondary

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Causeway Road
Cinderford
GL14 2AZ
01594822257
Pupils
324
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(12/7/18)
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54%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is part of the South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust. This comprises three schools. The chair of the local governing body was appointed in September 2016. Several new governors have been appointed since then. The governing body has commissioned a review of its work that will be carried out in the near future. The trust has recently carried out a review of the school’s use of pupil premium funding to see how it can be used more effectively. The headteacher was appointed 18 months ago in January 2017. The school is much smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who are supported through pupil premium funding is above Inspection report: The Forest High School, 11–12 July 2018 Page 8 of 11 average. The school does not use off-site alternative provision. The school did not meet the government’s current floor standards in 2017, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11.

The Forest High School Catchment Area Map

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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