Ensuring our learners receive a rich experience during their years with us is vital. We recognise how additional opportunities provided to learners can really enhance their learning, whilst also building their confidence and social network.

In partnership with our sponsor SGS, we aim to provide outstanding enrichment opportunities including Sport, the Arts and Performing Arts.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

We are delighted to offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award to our year 9, 10 and 11 students (as at September 2018.)

There will be a financial cost to be considered by you before students choose to enrol.

They are:

  • An enrolment fee of £30
  • Two expedition fees at: Bronze – £35 each    Silver – £45 each

Should students fail the expedition they would have to complete a further expedition at the same charge.

The enrolment fee needs to be paid prior to a student enrolling but the expedition fees are paid at a later date. Please see Parentpay for payement.

To gain the bronze award students will need to meet the following requirements

  • Volunteering section: 3 months
  • Physical section: 3 months
  • Skills section: 3 months
  • Expedition section: 2 days/1 night (X2)
  • Students also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

For more information please contact me at karen.rodgers@foresthigh.org.uk  or click on the logo above.

SoundSpace Recording Studio

We are fortunate to have a multi-studio recording facility on our school site – SoundSpace.

Make music, play in a band, make friends, learn the skills needed to be a musician – which are also great life skills! Beginners welcome. Drums, amps, guitars and other equipment available*

Rehearsal Rooms

Adults (bands, soloists etc) – by arrangement.

Ages 11-18 – various times from £4/hr – call us to book a slot.

Afterschool Club

Ages 11-16 – Mondays 3-4:30pm – £3

Forest High Lunchtime Club

Wednesdays 1-1:40pm, Performing Arts Room

Audio-Base Music Sessions

Ages 11-16 – Saturdays 11am-1pm – £6/£5/£3


* bring your own guitar, sticks, plectrums, straps and leads if you can.

Run by The Music Works in partnership with Forest High School, and supported by Make Music Gloucestershire and Forest of Dean District Council