Academic Success

Parents at Forest Preparatory School are most fortunate in the wide choice of highly respected secondary schools available in the area and we aim to help them choose the right school for their child.

Our curriculum goes beyond the demands of the National Curriculum. It is personally structured and, in the later years, there is a clear focus placed on the requirements of the Independent and State Grammar Schools entrance examinations at 11+. The curriculum remains broad and balanced with a continued emphasis on creativity, questioning, and independent thinking. A priority for Forest is to help guide and prepare our children for future schools.

As a non-selective school we are hugely proud of our success rates, with 83% of our pupils moving onto grammar schools since 2011. This is an outstanding achievement for all the children and staff involved.

The most popular destination for our leavers during this time is Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Altrincham Girls Grammar School, followed by Sale Grammar School. Further significant destinations include; The Manchester Grammar School, St Ambrose College, Loreto Grammar School, Cheadle Hulme School, Manchester High School for Girls, Urmston Grammar School and Wellington School.

In our most recent Bellevue Review (January 2018), Nick Copestick- Headmaster at Edenhurst Prep School- commented on our exam preparation here at Forest:

'There were many excellent elements to take away from the lessons that the team saw, however something I particularly want to take back into my own school is the support given to children and parents in preparing for the transition to senior school: the very thorough exam preparation and teaching methods used, alongside the support given to all children and parents throughout the 11+ process, are things that we could all learn from.'

Click here to find out how we prepare pupils for moving on to a wide variety of secondary schools.

2019/2020 Results: Please click here to see Mr Hyde's overview of the current Year Six results.

Grammar School Success Rates (2011-2021)

Percentage of children, between 2011-2020, who have moved on to a grammar school:Percentage of children who sat, and then passed, at least one grammar school examination between 2011 and 2021:


Most recent results (2021):

Percentage of Year 6 children who took exams:Percentage of those who took the exams, who passed at least one grammar school exam:Percentage of those who took the exams, who passed for state grammar:

As you can appreciate, our pupils are the most important members of our school community. Further to the regular ongoing conversations we have with the pupils about their experience at school, Bellevue has developed an online survey to enable us to capture genuine pupil views. All pupils from Reception to Year 6 (151 children) recently completed the survey and the results are shown below.

Pupil Survey 2017

Awards and Accreditations

Quality Eco-Schools Sainsburys School Games Gold Healthy School Edge Hill University Independent Schools Council Gifted Children

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