Useful Information: Uniform & PE Kit, Cashless Catering - ScoPay, Lesson Times, Standard Forms

Please find useful information about the school within the pages below

Cashless Catering Information

Our Cashless Catering System was purpose designed to meet the ever evolving needs and demands of the catering provision that is required by today’s Schools and Academies. This allows us to be better able to provide our students with a faster, more efficient and more appealing meal service. Please read the following document for more information

Uniform & PE Kit

Contact and Visit the Uniform Shop
Hawkins Sport

Hawkins Sport will be selling ALL uniform and PE/Games kit (excluding school ties which can be purchased from the Finance Office) from their store. 

Hawkins Sport Website


Tel: 01628 819242

Visit: Unit 10a Wessex Road Industrial Estate, Bourne End, Bucks, SL8 5DT.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm


Summer 2023 PE kit - white top, blue shorts, white socks, trainers. 
Students will be informed in advance to bring swimwear for swimming via Edulink 

Uniform List

School Blazer 

House tie (purchase from the Finance Office)

White shirt

Black V neck jumper

Black trousers

Black or grey socks

Black Shoes  (NO canvas shoes, trainers or shoes with logos).

OUTERWEAR A black coat or hooded jacket  (NOT hoodies).                        

No Jewellery is permitted apart from a  wristwatch and a single bangle. Earrings, studs, plugs or stretchers are not permitted in Years 7 – 11.                                                                                                                                          

Earrings are permitted in Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13). Festival style wristbands are not permitted.

Hair needs to be neat and tidy, and suitable for a business environment. No dyed hair and no patterns, lines or words shaved into hair.

Sports Kit

Rugby top

Blue rugby shorts

Blue school socks

Relevant football/rugby boots

Trainers - non marking sole

Games/PE top

Blue school shorts

Mouth guard/shin pads                                                                                            

Food Technology

We are looking forward to welcoming your son to the Design Technology and Food Department in September.

As part of the new regulations brought about by Covid-19, we are unable to provide aprons for practical food lessons. We have therefore added a chef’s jacket and apron to the compulsory uniform and equipment list needed by every student.

The items are available to order online from and the links for the jacket and apron are as follows:

The Forest School's Uniform Policy  

Uniform & PE Kit Donations and Purchasing Pre-loved Uniform & PE Kit

Pre-loved Uniform

We have a limited range of second hand uniform available for purchase. Please use Scopay to purchase items or contact the Finance Team for more information email  Second hand items for sale include: Blazers, White PE shirt, Rugby shirt, PE shorts.

Donations of Uniform

We appreciate donations of uniform and PE/games kits. Please drop your donations in at the school reception. Thank you.

Equipment available to purchase at school

Finance Office

The school Finance Office sells:

A4 book cover £0.25p
A5 book cover £0.30p
Calculator £15.00
Drawstring bag £3.00
House ties £7.50
Stationery sets in a clear case (include: 2 x set squares, 1 x 30cm rule, 1 x compass, 1 x protractor, 2 pencils, 2 black biro pens, 1 x purple pen, 1 x eraser, 1 x highlighter pen, 1 x glue stick) £4.50
Water bottle £2.00

Lesson Times

Times of the School Day  
08:45 - 08:50 Registration
08:50 -09:10 PSHE
09:10 - 10:50 Lesson 1
10:50 - 11:20 Break
11:20 - 13:00 Lesson 2
13:00 - 13:30 Break
13:30 - 15:10 Lesson 3

Pupil Absence/ Attendance

  • What happens if my son is late?  Punctuality is very important. If your son arrives at school after morning registration has finished, he must sign in at the Reception sign In screen and choose the appropriate reason for his late arrival.

  • Persistent lateness. We sanction students who are persistently late. Students will receive a series of detentions if they are late twice or more in a term. If persistent lateness occurs, the Head of Year or Attendance Supervisor will be in contact with you.
  • What if my son is ill?  Do not send your son to school if he is ill before school starts; please notify the school by phone 0118 978 1626 select option 1, this will put you through to the Attendance phone. Please leave a message on the answerphone.                                                                                                                                                                                            You will also need to notify the school on each subsequent morning of his absence. 
  • A written note detailing the reason for absence must be provided to your son’s Year Tutor on the day he returns to school. If your child becomes sick during the school day, his subject teacher, Tutor or Head of Year will send him to the Medical Room, where he will be assessed by a First Aider and receive treatment if appropriate. If your son is deemed too ill to remain at school, you will be contacted and arrangements made to send him home. Please ensure that your emergency contact details are correct and kept up to date - any changes can be sent to the school via

  • For information regarding COVID please read this letter.

  • What if my son needs a medical appointment?  Medical appointments for your son to see a doctor, dentist etc should be made outside school hours. If this is not possible, please contact the school office as soon as possible by phone or email  with the appointment time and date to ensure your son’s Tutor is made aware of it.

Standard Forms

School Menu

Where can my son get his lunch or a snack?

Our cafeteria supplies a range of healthy hot and cold food, snacks and drinks, and is situated near the main entrance. It is open before school and during break and lunchtimes. 

We encourage students to bring in refillable water bottles; as a school we try and limit the use of one use plastic. We have several water fountains in school.  

Catering services in the main school are provided by Aspens.

23/24 New Autumn & Winter Menu

23/24 Break Menu

We don't accept cash at the canteen tills as we operate a cashless catering system.


Entitled to free school meals?

Applying is very easy. To find out more contact the Finance Team by email or ring 0118 978 1626. 

Travelling to School

Travelling to & from school

The school actively encourages pupils to walk to school, or travel by bike and public transport. See below for more details on this.

For travel advice and information in and around Wokingham Borough please visit My Journey Wokingham 

  • School Transport is run via Wokingham Borough Council. They provide a school bus service, which is run by White Bus Company and Horseman Coaches.
  • There are three school bus services, the M12, M13 and M14. For more details please click here 
  • There are several Public Bus Routes that students can also use.
  • The 128/9, 202, 204 and X4. More information is readily available by clicking here 

Please click here for the current routes the buses take. These lists are correct at the time of publishing, but please do check your journey details prior to travelling.





Bad Weather Procedures

Possible Bad Weather

Any school closure information, due to bad weather, will be posted online. Updates will also be available on local radio stations, and via the 'Borough Alert' on Wokingham Borough Council's website. 

Local radio stations include: Berkshire Radio, Reading 107 and Heart FM.


The School uses the ScoPay system to enable you to make payments for lunches, trips, subject contributions such as Art, Food Tech etc.  Here are some useful guides to help you navigate the system:

ScoPay Parent Guide - Alerts

ScoPay Parent Guide - Making Payments

ScoPay Parent Guide - Managing your Account

ScoPay Parent Guide - Monthly Billing

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