Forest School (Walthamstow)

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Forest School
Forest-school-logo.png
Motto In Pectore Robur
(Heart of oak or Strength in the Heart)
Established 1834
Type Independent School
Religion Anglican
Warden Sarah Kerr-Dineen
Location Walthamstow
Greater London
E17 3PY
England Coordinates: 51°35′10″N 0°00′33″E / 51.5861°N 0.0093°E / 51.5861; 0.0093
Students 1,240 (approx.)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 4–18
Houses 14
Colours

Royal Blue & White

         
Former pupils Old Foresters
Website www.forest.org.uk

Forest School is an independent school on the edge of Epping Forest, in Walthamstow in North East London, in the UK. The School occupies a large campus based around the original Georgian and Victorian terraced buildings which are Grade II listed.[1]

  • In 1876, Forest School played in the FA Cup, beating Rochester 4-2 in the first round before losing 10-0 to Clapham Rovers.[2]

Some notable OFs include:

  • Academia
    • Bernard Ashmole, archaeologist and art historian
    • Richard J. Evans, historian, Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge and fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
    • Charles Townshend, historian and Professor of International History at Keele University
  • Civil and diplomatic service
    • Sir Stephen Gomersall KCMG, former ambassador to Japan (1994–2004), Chief Executive of Hitachi Europe
    • Brandon Lewis, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
  • Sport
    • Jack Dennis cricketer who played for Essex
    • David Felgate, Tennis player coach of Tim Henman
    • Quinton Fortune, international footballer for South Africa and ex-Manchester United player
    • James Foster, Essex and England Cricket Team wicketkeeper
    • Peter Heard President, Colchester FC and former Board Member of The Football Association
    • Nasser Hussain, Former captain of England Cricket Team (1999-2003); currently Sky Sports commentator
    • Mark Petchey, former international tennis player and coach to Andy Murray; currently Sky Sports commentator
    • Max Raison, cricketer who played for Essex
    • Hubert Waugh, cricketer who played for Essex and Suffok

There is a longer list of noteworthy Old Foresters on the school's website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions, Waltham Forest". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ [1]

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