Forest School (Walthamstow)
|Motto||In Pectore Robur
(Heart of oak or Strength in the Heart)
Royal Blue & White
|Former pupils||Old Foresters|
Forest School is an independent school on the edge of Epping Forest, in Walthamstow in northeast London. The school occupies a large campus around its original Grade II listed Georgian and Victorian terraced buildings.
- In 1876, Forest School played in the FA Cup, beating Rochester 4-2 in the first round before losing 10-0 to Clapham Rovers.
Some notable OFs include:
- Arts and media
- David Cracknell, former political editor of The Sunday Times and PR executive
- George Dangerfield, journalist, historian and literary editor of Vanity Fair
- Nickolas Grace, actor
- Peter Greenaway, director and Professor of Cinema Studies at the European Graduate School
- Tolga Kashif, musician and composer
- Jack May, actor including voice of Nelson Gabriel in The Archers
- Sharat Sardana, co-writer and star of Goodness Gracious Me
- Nicola Walker, actress ('Ruth Evershed' in Spooks)
- Adam Woodyatt, actor ('Ian Beale' in EastEnders)
- William Mervyn, actor in films and TV series including All Gas and Gaiters
- Civil and diplomatic service
- Military and exploration
- 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 United 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.
- "Forest School Including Main Block and Extensions, Waltham Forest". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2013.