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Welcome to the Parent/Carer information page. Here you will find useful information about the school, such as:

FHS Connect
Parents' Forum meetings
Exams and assessment
General school information

Parent/Carer Section

FHS CONNECT

FHS CONNECT is the Forest Hill School secure online portal.

Once you receive your login details you will be able to log in to FHS Connect, our secure onlne portal.  We are currently issuing all parents and carers with new usernames and passwords.

Once logged in you will be able to access the following information about your child:

  • Registered contacts - you will be able to see who is registered as a contact for your child.  Please note, you must contact us at admissions@foresthillschool.co.uk if you need to make any amendments to contact information.
  • Timetable - you can see details of your son's lessons for each day and his teachers' names.
  • Attendance - you can see your son's attendance records and any reasons for absence.
  • Reports- you can view and download your child's school reports. 

Click here to log in to FHS Connect

Click here to download a guide to using the school website


Click here to download a copy of the term dates for 2016-17


Click here to download a copy of Mr Sullivan's October letter to parents


REVISED BEHAVIOUR SYSTEM

  • Click here to download the letter explaining our new behaviour system
  • Click here to download the behaviour system flowchart
  • Click here to download the Relationships and Behaviour Policy 2016

SCHOOL UNIFORM

Click here for details of the school's uniform requirements and suppliers.


ABSENCE DURING TERM TIME               

 

Parents and carers should be aware of amendments to the Education Regulations that came into force on 1 September 2013 which make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are "exceptional circumstances".

Click here to read the letter sent home with students.


HOW CAN I HELP MY SON IMPROVE HIS READING SKILLS?

Parents and carers will know that we are proud to call ourselves a reading school, and our Librarian, Ms Webb, has produced a handy reading guide full of useful advice and links to other resources that parents and carers can use at home with their son(s).

You can download a copy here.


HOW CAN I HELP MY SON IMPROVE HIS MATHS SKILLS?

MyMaths is an opportunity for your son to continue his maths learning outside of the classroom.

It is an online learning platform with content that covers the KS3, KS4 and KS5 maths curriculum in a clear and innovative way. 

Your son can take advantage of:   

Online maths tutorials which explain all the key maths skills

Online worksheets which tell him where he has made mistakes

Booster packs to help him get to the next level

A variety of games that reinforce and stretch your maths skills in a fun way

Your son also has his own personal page where his teacher can upload different activities for him to complete in class and for homework and he can keep track of how well he is doing in MyMaths.

To access the website please go to www.mymaths.co.uk or he can follow the link in the student area of FHS Connect. 

To logon to the school account your son will need to enter the following

Username: foresthill
Password: short1

Your son will also have his own personal ID and password which he will need to enter then.  If for some reason he has misplaced this please ask him to see his maths teacher.

Please encourage him to use this platform as often as possible to improve his maths skills! 

PiXL Maths App

Year 11 students should be using the PiXL Maths App to help with GCSE revision.


YEARS 7-9 CURRICULUM

For information on the subjects your son will study in Years 7 to 9 and how to support his progress and engagement during these crucial years click here.


YEARS 7-9 ENGLISH SKILLS PACK

The English skills pack contains information and advice on developing essential skiils in English which will take students through Years 7 to 9 and beyond.

To download a copy click here.

CLASSICS READING LIST

Download our Classics Reading List to find inspirational and timeless books everyone should read.


CYCLING TO SCHOOL 

Boys are allowed to use their bikes to cycle to and from school only with the permission of the Headteacher. 

Parents/carers are asked to write in requesting the issue of a Cycle Pass for their son.  Click here to see a generic version of the cycle pass letter.

Please note that the school cannot accept any responsibility for bikes left on school premises.


FREE SCHOOL MEALS/ PUPIL PREMIUM

If your child is eligible for free school meals, not only could you save £400 a year while they enjoy a nutritious hot meal, but the school could also benefit.

For more information click here.


GCSE MATHS PODCASTS

Maths podcasts on a variety of topics are available to download here.

Year 10 and 11 students are strongly recommended to listen to the podcasts to help reinforce learning during revision for exams. 


ACADEMIC REVIEW DAYS

At Academic Review Days you will meet your son's Tutor or Head of House to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  You must make an appointment via your son beforehand.  Appointments take place during the school day.
Please note: you will not meet subject teachers at Academic Review Day.

  • Year 7  Thursday 17 November 2016
  • Year 8  Tuesday 17 January 2017
  • Year 9   Wednesday 30 November 2016
  • Year 10  Monday 19 December 2016
  • Year 11  Friday 23 September 2016

PARENTS' EVENINGS

At Parents' Evening you will be able to speak to your son's teachers to discuss his progress and any areas of concern.  Appointment times must be booked in advance - your son will bring home an appointment sheet beforehand. 

Parents' evenings run from 4:00pm - 6:30pm.

  • Year 7  Thursday 23 February 2017
  • Year 8  Thursday 4 May 2017
  • Year 9  Thursday 9 March 2017
  • Year 10  Thursday 23 March 2017
  • Year 11  Thursday 26 January 2017

SCHOOL TIMETABLE

Click here to view the times of the school day.


EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS and ACTIVITIES

Click here for details of the extra-curricular clubs and activities available.


OFSTED REPORT

Click here to download the latest Ofsted Report (November 2013).