The Forest High School, Cinderford

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The Forest High School
Type Academy
Trust SGS Schools Trust (since 2015)
Redhill Academy Trust (2014 - 15)
E-ACT (until 2014)
Headteacher Paul Holroyd
Location Causeway Road
GL14 2AZ
51°49′44″N 2°29′36″W / 51.829°N 2.49331°W / 51.829; -2.49331Coordinates: 51°49′44″N 2°29′36″W / 51.829°N 2.49331°W / 51.829; -2.49331
DfE URN 138496 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Website School homepage

Forest High School is a coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Cinderford in the English county of Gloucestershire.[1]

The school was established as Double View Secondary Modern School on Woodville Road in Cinderford, but expanded to the current site on Causeway Road in the early-mid-1970s. The school continued to operate over both sites until 1979 when the Woodville Road site closed. Double View was renamed Heywood School in the mid-1980s, and later Heywood Community School in the early 1990s.

Heywood Community School became a foundation school in the 2000s, and was administered by Gloucestershire County Council until September 2012 when the school converted to academy status. The school was renamed Forest E-ACT Academy, and was sponsored by E-ACT. However in 2014 the E-Act announced that they would be withdrawing as sponsor, and that the school would join the Redhill Academy Trust and was then renamed Forest Academy.[2] However in 2015 the new academy sponsor was named as the SGS Schools Trust,[3] and the school was renamed The Forest High School.[4]


  1. ^ "Home". Forest E-ACT Academy. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  2. ^ "E-ACT make Winsford withdrawal official - new uniform cost posed (From Winsford Guardian)". 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. ^ "Pate's Grammar School to become School Improvement Partner for The SGS Academy Trust". 2015-02-10. Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  4. ^ "Introducing The Forest High School". 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2015-03-03.

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