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Principal's Welcome


Welcome to Forest Oak School Website.  We are a school for pupils with moderate learning difficulties, aged from four to sixteen years old.  The school also has a 6th Form for students aged 16-18 years.


In June 2006, we relocated to a brand new building, with excellent facilities, which we share with Merstone School for pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties.  We continue as two separate schools, with some shared specialist facilities.  Sited alongside Smith’s Wood Specialist Sports College, we are working in partnership towards provision of a broader range of flexible learning opportunities, according to individual pupils’ needs, across the campus of the three schools.


Here at Forest Oak School, we have a highly committed and skilled team of caring staff who do all they can to support our pupils and help them to learn and to achieve their individual potential.  As our Ofsted Report confirms, our pupils are offered a high quality education with many enriching opportunities.  Our pupils enjoy their learning and we enjoy teaching them.  We particularly value working closely with parents and carers because we know that where we work well together, pupils always achieve more. 


I hope our website gives you the information you are looking for.  If you would like to visit the school to gain first-hand experience of life at Forest Oak, please contact the school office.  We hold regular tours of the school.


Mrs A R Mordey