The Forum School

All Cambian schools are DFE registered and inspected by Ofsted. Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. It regulates and inspects schools in England to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people.


See below for the latest Ofsted reports for The Forum School, including Education and Care.


➜  Ofsted Education Report

➜  Ofsted Care Report

➜  Ofsted Assurance Report


 To view previous Inspection Reports, click here.


The Forum School Policies


The Forum School operate within statutory requirements in the educational, health and care arena. There is a policy review cycle that means that our policies are constantly under review and amended at regular intervals. Key localised policies can also be found below:


➜  Admissions Policy

➜  Anti-Bullying Policy

➜  Behaviour Support Policy

➜  Company Values & Mission Statement

➜  Complaints Policy and Procedure

➜  Curriculum - Teaching and Learning Policy

➜  Data Protection Policy

➜  English as an Additional Language

➜  Equality & Diversity Policy

➜  Exclusions Policy

➜  Fire Action Policy

➜  First Aid Policy

➜  Health and Safety Policy

➜  Physical Intervention Policy

➜  Safeguarding - Child Protection Policy

➜  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

➜  Statement of Purpose

➜  Whistleblowing Policy - Raising a Concern Procedure


School Ethos


As a school we seamlessly integrate education, care and therapeutic support, providing the optimum conditions for wellbeing, achievement and progress. To ensure the young people achieve their full potential and are well prepared for their next chapter. Our aim is to actively enable each and every one of the young people in our care to achieve their personal best, however it is defined by them or for them.


Safeguarding Statement


The parents of students at The Forum School should be aware that the school has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the their pupils. This responsibility necessitates a safeguarding policy and the school may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies where there are concerns about a child's welfare. This policy complies with guidance from the DfE and Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). The School recognises it is an agent of referral and not of investigation. Anyone can make a referral to children's social care, if necessary. The designated safeguarding lead (DSL) for the school is the Care Services Manager, Kerry Byron.


Complaints Procedure


We know there will be times when students, carers, parents or placing authorites will want to give us feedback about our school and we will always be happy to hear from you. If you feel that you would like to make a suggestion, let us know about something you were pleased with, or tell us we did not meet your expectations, please contact the school via the details on the main page. A complaints procedure allows for both formal and informal complaints.


Informal complaints can be dealt with quickly, while formal complaints should be made in writing. Our full complaints policy is available above or from the school on request. This policy is designed to help you raise concerns and ensures your complaint will be dealt with fairly. Should you wish to take your complaint further or if you feel you are unable to discuss the details with the school, please contact the Director of SEN here, especially if you complaint relates to the school leadership.


➜  Complaints Procedure

➜  Complaints Flowchart


The Proprietor


The proprietor of the school is Farouq Sheikh, Chair of the CareTech Board.  The representative of the Proprietor of the school, whose address for correspondence during both term times and holidays, is: Andrew Sutherland, Managing Director Education, Metropolitan House, 3 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 1AG.  The telephone number on which the representative of the proprietor may be contacted is 07701314378.