Ethos and Values

Our Vision: Fly, Grow, Connect, Strive

Fly: Forest Gate Community School is a learning community where staff and students have high aspirations for themselves and each other.  We seek to create a place of learning for each and every student in our care and nothing will stand in the way of this entitlement.

Grow: We aim for our students to become well-informed, rounded and confident people.  All of our students have the right to grow into well-informed, confident individuals who are able to demonstrate independent learning and responsibility in their attitudes towards one another.

Connect: We want our students to be aware of their responsibilities to others in the local community and to work cooperatively to make things better.  We pride ourselves on our caring, disciplined and supportive community.

Strive: We instil in students the need to learn with an enquiring mind and to work hard.  We encourage our teachers to deliver the best teaching they can because we believe this is the best way to support and improve the life chances of the students in our charge.


Assemblies 2019-20

Assemblies this year are designed to make students consider and evaluate the Big Questions of our time. They are designed to make students think, research and decide. These connect to our school values and allow for critical thought and analysis. Please click here to go to our Big Questions page to find out more:

The Big Question

British Values

British Values at Forest Gate Community School

Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives (CST)


The School is working towards a well-being award.

Well-being Mission Statement

To be committed to the mental well-being of staff, students and the local community through prevention, intervention and education.

Well-being Vision Statement

To embark on a path within our school and ensure compassion, acceptance, respect, with each step we take together.

All children and young people have the right to be educated in an environment that supports and promotes positive mental health for everybody. All adults have the right to work in an environment that supports and promotes positive mental health for everybody.


Fundraising for British Heart Foundation

This academic year we chose to support the British Heart Foundation through our fundraising events. We held a number of events throughout the year in order to raise both funds and awareness of their work. We participated in the 'Jump Rope' skipping challenge, held a bake sale, held non-uniform days and made crafts in order to raise money for the BHF. We also participated in the 'Bag it, Beat it' campaign where we donated over 80 bags of unwanted clothes, books and toys.

In total we have raised £2470 for the British Heart Foundation and they came in to school to help us celebrate this success.

In addition to fundraising for the British Heart Foundation we have also raised £60 for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund by selling ribbons on World AIDS Day and over £90 for the Holocaust Memorial Fund by selling wrist bands on Holocaust Memorial Day.

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