Forest Gate Community School

Forest Gate Community School (FGCS), rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2016, is ranked in the Government’s 2017 Progress 8 league tables as the sixth highest performing school in the country with a P8 score of +1.31.

Based in Newham, London’s second most deprived borough, the school tops the secondary school offering in the borough and has grown from strength to strength, providing its students with a world-class education. The hard work of committed staff and leaders in ensuring a culture of high expectations, engaging lessons, rigorous assessment and clear reporting, alongside an excellent balance of challenge and support has contributed to outstanding GCSE results with students on average achieving one grade higher than expected in every subject.

The school offers a range of extra-curricular and leadership opportunities and a broad, balanced and stretching curriculum to enable students to secure invaluable knowledge and skills as independent, reflective learners. Tailored pastoral care, careers guidance and a positive, caring and safe learning environment enable students to leave as confident, resilient and responsible individuals ready to succeed in their next destination in life. Our students have gone on to prestigious colleges such as Eton, Latymer, Westminster and Winchester and then progressed on to Oxford or Cambridge.

In 2017, FGCS were shortlisted for the Best Secondary School TES Awards and won the Evening Standard’s Outstanding Achievement in Challenging Circumstances Award.

School Data

Unique Reference Number
143274
Local Authority
Newham
Establishment Number
4008
Establishment Name
Forest Gate Community School
Type of Establishment
Academy converter
Establishment Type Group
Academies
Establishment Status
Open
Reason Establishment Opened
Academy Converter
Establishment Open Date
01/10/2016
Phase of Education
Secondary
Statutory Lowest Pupil Age
11
Statutory Highest Pupil Age
16
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery Provision
No Nursery Classes
Sixth Form
Does not have a sixth form
Gender
Mixed
Designated Religious Character
Does not apply
Religious Ethos
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Admissions Policy
Non-selective
School Capacity
1080
Special Classes
No Special Classes
Census Date
17/01/2019
Number of Pupils
1128
Number of Boys
722
Number of Girls
406
Percentage of Pupils Receiving FSM
19.5
Trust flag
Supported by a multi-academy trust
Trust
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS TRUST
School Sponsor flag
Linked to a sponsor
School Sponsor
Community Schools Trust
Federation flag
Not applicable
UK Provider Reference Number
10057636
Street
Forest Lane
Town
London
Postcode
E7 9BB
School Website
http://www.forestgatecst.org/
Telephone Number
02085348666
Headteacher Title
Ms
Headteacher First Name
Thahmina
Headteacher Last Name
Begum
Headteacher Preferred Job Title
Headteacher
Section 41 Approved
Not applicable
Government Office Region
London
District
Newham
Ward
Forest Gate North
Parliamentary Constituency
West Ham
Urban/Rural Description
Urban major conurbation
GSS LA Code
E09000025
Easting
540379
Northing
185369
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA)
Newham 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA)
Newham 001B
RSC Region
East of England and North-East London
UPRN
10008989523
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) - code
E02000714
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) - code
E01003544

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