A Welcome from The Forest School Academy Trust


As The Forest School's new Headteacher, I am looking forward to working with staff, pupils and parents to foster and sustain positive outcomes for all.  My ambition is to ensure The Forest School provides an exceptional inclusive education for every pupil. Our success is based on the strong sense of community as we celebrate 60 years as a community school, with high expectations and mutual respect for all. We will develop the whole person and ensure that every pupil is fully equipped for life through our core values: Aspiring, Safe, Prepared, Independent, Respectful, Excellent.

These values are for all stakeholders as we recognise the importance of parents and the inclusive community in the education of the next generation. We have a strong academic, sport and creative success, and this is delivered through the high level of curriculum and pastoral support for every pupil.


                                                                 Shirley Austin






The Forest School Academy Trust

  • On 1st July 2013, the School converted to an Academy Trust. The full name of the Academy is The Forest School Academy Trust. The registered office is shown at the bottom of each web site page.
  • The school continues to be known as The Forest School.
  • The school's vision and values can be found here.
  • To find more about about our governors click here, or to contact the Chair of Governors, Anna McMenamin:
    • email her here, or write to her at the registered office address shown below.
  • For legal documents regarding the Academy, click here.

RFC Academy

A number of Reading Football Club's young Academy players attend The Forest School for their educational provision. Click on the RFC Academy link, above left, to find out more.