About us

What we stand for at Forches Cross

Our Vision

To serve our children, parents, staff and local community by building and maintaining an excellent school where all pupils have the opportunity of the best possible education.


The curriculum should begin with the child’s experience. It must be appropriate to their needs and equip them for life long learning. It should be stimulating, exciting, rich and varied and show the children that there is a wide world for them to experience.


Governors are an important aspect of our school community working in partnership towards self improvement. They need first hand experience of the school to gain a greater understanding of how the it works as a community and to be able to make informed decisions for the benefit of all.

Emotional Literacy

The school should provide a safe, secure environment where all children’s emotional literacy is developed hand in hand with other agencies as appropriate. We need to consider all children and the whole child.


Staff at Forches work together effectively as a whole and in teams in a variety of situations. Staff should support each other and utilise each others experience while maintaining their individuality to explore a range of teaching and learning styles.


Our school welcomes parents and carers to be informed and involved in their child’s education and in the life of our school. Parents/Carers are encouraged to be aware of their own responsibilities to support the school and their child

Extended Schools

Our school is a community within a community. It is a centre for learning and positive social interactions for children, whilst working in partnership with our wider community to provide a range of opportunities for all


The school has high expectations and encourages children to make sensible choices and develop good self control in order to succeed.


Children’s learning experience should be stimulating, interesting and enjoyable. The school aims to provide support and encouragement for talents and interests in all areas. All children need to be challenged in order to ensure that they achieve their full potential according to their individual starting points. The school acknowledges that SATS are the end measure of each child’s learning experience.