Forrest View

ForestView16thApril 4

School Information

At Forest View children come first. We believe that it is important to value each individual within the school community and to celebrate their achievements. We have high expectations of ourselves and others. We value the gift of learning and recognise that we all have the right to succeed.

We value the role of the school within the community and work in partnership with parents/carers and the wider community to ensure that children are able to:

    • enjoy school and want to learn;
    • become independent learners;
    • attain the highest academic standards;
    • develop skills and knowledge needed to develop individual talents, be they creative, scientific,    technological, spiritual, sporting or social;
    • understand their own feelings and begin to make life decisions that reflect their increasing confidence;
    • understand how to lead a safe and healthy life both in mind and body; and
    • understand that everyone has equal rights to access opportunities.

Forest View believes that children should take risks when they learn and play. We offer children stimulating, challenging environments for exploring and developing their learning and play in a range of different ways. This includes 'learning beyond the classroom'. Children who attend Forest View often take part in learning activities in the local woods and town, as well as around the school site. Learning activities may include den building, cooking over open fires and nature hunts to name but a few.

Forest View's curriculum has been built around the school's local community and meets the requirements of the national curriculum. Whole school topics provide children with purposeful learning activities which are designed to excite and engage children in their learning. The school upholds the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from different beliefs and faiths through all that it does and teaches children to respect each other.

The school also promotes and awards our own values which are: honesty, tolerance, cooperation, kindness, invention, courage and determination. By promoting these key values the school wants every child to leave us fully prepared for their next stage in education and to have the skills to tackle any problem that they may face through life.

Forest View is a forward thinking school which is building towards becoming an outstanding institution. We innovate where can to make sure that the education that we provide for our children is engaging and suited to their individual needs.

In 2013 the school converted to academy status which means that the school is no longer under local authority control. Academy status allows the school to have certain freedoms with regards to the curriculum that we offer and finances to the benefit of all pupils at the school.

The school provides attractive working environments where the successes of all children are celebrated. Children are encouraged to work in a variety of different ways and with a number of different people so that they develop skills that they can hold onto for their entire lives. Children are at the heart of everything that the school stands for and does. We promote a caring environment and actively encourage all parents and carers to participate in the culture of success across our whole school community.

We are able to boast modern facilities including up to date computing and audio-visual equipment. Outside, we have a large field, two playgrounds, quiet seating areas, an outdoor classroom, a stage, a carefully designed nature area and a selection of different play equipment.


Achievement for All

Forest View Primary was one of only a few schools in the country to achieve the Achievement for All Quality Lead Status in 2015. The school remains an associate member of Achievement for All to this day.

This award is for schools that have shown exceptional leadership and enabled pupils to make excellent progress over a sustained period of time. Recommendation for Quality Lead status is approved by a panel including Trustees of the Achievement for All 3As charity, chaired by Brian Lamb OBE.

Achievement for All is a government endorsed programme that is transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, those on free school meals and looked after children.

It shows that as a school we are raising the educational aspirations, access and achievement of all pupils, with a focus on reading, writing, maths, behaviour and attendance.

The Quality Lead Status celebrates the hardworking and dedicated staff who always show a high level of commitment to the children to ensure that learning is tailored to their needs. By having Quality Lead status our staff will be able to share their excellent practice at a national level and help raise the aspirations and achievement of pupils right across the country.


School Timetable




Registration (Doors open from 8.40am)

8.50 - 9.05

8.50 - 9.05

Session 1 (including phonics)

9.05 - 10.20

9.05 - 10.20


10.40 – 11.00

10.20 – 10.40


10.20 – 10.35

10.40 – 10.55

Session 2

11.00 – 12.15

10.55 – 12.00 (12.30 for y5/6)


12.15 – 1.00

12.00 – 12.45 (Y3/4), 12.30 -1.15 (y5/6)


1.00 – 1.05

 12.45 (Y3/4), 1.15 (Y5/6)

Session 3 (including mental maths)

1.05 - 2.05 

 12.45/1.15 - 1.50/2.15

Play (Y3/4 and infants only)

2.00 - 2.20


Session 4 (including Golden Time and Daily Mile)

2.15 - 3.15

 2.05/2.15 - 3.15