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Forest Hill School
Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 2XN
Forest Hill School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Lewisham). It has about 1,190 boys aged between 11 and 18. In December 2017 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions, Finances, Representation and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Environment and Disadvantaged pupils.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix is in balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Destinations: About average. The proportions of students going on to education, training or work at the ages of 16 and 18 are both roughly average. Show details
Sixth form: About average. Attainment is below average, progress is about average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are about average.
Attainment: Below average. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both below average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are about average. Progress at 16-18 is excellent. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Progress: Below average. Up to age 16 it is poor, while at ages 16-18 it is about average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very high.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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