Gillian duCharme

Former private school headmistress marvels at transformation of FGCS

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
A former headmistress who was shocked when she swapped her exclusive private school for FGCS in a BBC documentary has returned nearly 20 years later to find it “completely transformed”. Gillian...


Monday, 16 May 2016
This term FGCS Choir and Year 8 Music students have been working with the charity Elevated Aspirations on a Sing4Peace project. The idea is to promote peace and non-violence and links to the...
Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen calls on Forest Gate pupils to tackle homophobic bullying

Thursday, 24 March 2016
Actor Sir Ian McKellen visited FGCS to speak to pupils about the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The Lord of the Rings and X-Men actor described to 300 pupils his...
Ofsted celebration

FGCS celebrates ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Staff and students are celebrating after the school has gone from “requires improvement” to “outstanding” in just three years. Please visit the following link to read the full story in the Newham...
Museum of London

History visit to the Museum of London

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
On Friday 18th March, a group of Year 8 and Year 9 Historians visited the Museum of London to take part in a number of activities to reinforce their learning in...
FGCS on Radio 4

FGCS on BBC Radio 4 - An Eton Experience

Thursday, 10 March 2016
FGCS was recently featured on BBC Radio 4. The programme discusses how pupils at the school have been inspired by the success of former pupils like Ishak Ayiris, who won a coveted scholarship place...
Godwin pupils use FGCS labs

Godwin pupils use FGCS labs

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Following a successful visit last year, FGCS once again opened its doors to Godwin primary school allowing students to investigate reversible reactions of substances in specialist science...
GCSE Music Trip

Year 9 GCSE Music Trip

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Last week Year 9 GCSE Music students visited the west end's Apollo Theatre to see 'Wicked' the Musical. It tells the untold story of the witches of Oz through music, dance and drama. Students and...
History Trip to Ypres

History Trip to Ypres

Wednesday, 06 January 2016
The History Department organised a visit to the WWI battlefields in Ypres, Belgium for forty-six Year 8 pupils before the Christmas holidays. The visit was planned to help further pupil learning on...
RE Trip

Religious Education trip to celebrate FGCS diversity!

Monday, 14 December 2015
The students of Forest Gate Community School had some unique opportunities; visiting places of worship. The most recent visit was a trip to the Sikh Temple Ramgarhia Gurdwara on Neville Road....