Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


We are delighted to share with you the positive outcome from the Ofsted Inspection in October 2022.  Throughout the 2 days they visited, they scrutinised what we are doing in school against: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.  All of these areas were deemed GOOD. Here are some of the things Ofsted said:


Pupils enjoy attending this friendly school. Staff work together to do their best for everyone.

Pupils behave well and know how to treat others with respect

Leaders have high expectations for pupils, who achieve well in most subjects

Leaders have developed an ambitious curriculum. In most subjects, the curriculum is well designed so that pupils’ learning builds on what they already know.

Children in the early years settle well into school life. This is because well-trained staff understand and meet their needs

Leaders and staff work together to make sure that pupils, ‘believe, aspire, excel.’ Governors check that their vision is being brought to life for staff and pupils.

As a result of leaders’ and staff’s actions, pupils with SEND achieve well.

The school’s pastoral work builds positive relationships with parents. This helps staff to support pupils and families to get help when they need it.


We work very hard with our parents and local community in order to get the best possible start.  We know we do not always get things right, but we strive to do our very best for the children, parents and community we serve.

Ofsted Inspection Documents

From 2020-2021 there has been no national data submitted.   The recent data in 2022 for KS2 shows a much improved picture despite the COVID disruption.  This has been down to the whole Forestdale community working together to get children back on track following the pandemic disruption.  We continually strive to do this.


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark