Welcome to Forge Wood Primary School.

Thank you for expressing an interest in Forge Wood Primary School, a brand new two form entry primary school at the heart of the Forge Wood development in Crawley, West Sussex. In September 2016 we welcomed our first class of Reception children. We currently have children on roll in KS1 and Reception, and we are looking forward to delivering our KS2 curriculum from September 2019. Each year the school will increase its age range, adding an additional year group until it is an all through primary school in 2022.  When you join Forge Wood you will see that our learning and teaching is based on our Aims for every child to Aspire, Explore and Achieve, with our rich and varied curriculum provides opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to be successful in the future.

We have now relocated into our brand new purpose built school. The amazing and unique design allows for the latest technology and innovation whilst making the most of the natural resources and the local environment. We are proud of our extensive facilities and would welcome you to visit our school to view them.   As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise. At Forge Wood Primary School, we believe in working with the local community to ensure school is a place 'where children grow, learn and flourish together'. This ethos is embedded within our vision and values.  


Forge Wood is a brand new 2FE new primary school built as part of the new Crawley district neighbourhood. Our vision and values are based on being at the heart of our new community and providing an outstanding education for the all the children.

If you share our values we would love to hear from you and for you to join our growing team. Vision and Values Together we will learn and achieve success, through exploration, investigation and innovation. We will provide a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment, with high expectations for all, which meet the present and future needs of Forge Wood community. We are proud to be part of GLF Schools multi academy trust. Where children Grow, Learn and Flourish.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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GLF Schools

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GLF Schools aspires to create a group of academies that have a reputation for delivering an outstanding education for all children and students.
Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
Whilst each school serves to meet the needs of its local community, all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

We are confident that GLF Schools has the capacity to support any school in its improvement journey, no matter its present context. We are passionate about helping schools achieve the best possible outcomes for their children and young people. In addition to being an approved Academy sponsor, we are able to offer a range of value-for-money services. These services range from full academy conversion with GLF Schools through to collaboration and support regarding school improvement, HR, business and finance management services, behaviour support, bespoke training or assistance with governance.

GLF Schools holds an ambitious vision for education. Its academies are committed to our core remit of providing an outstanding educational experience so that:

 1. all children will enjoy their learning, attain high outcomes and be helped to become confident individuals and responsible citizens whilst making excellent progress in all respects;

 2. all children will benefit from an inclusive ethos, excellent teaching and a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by strong leadership, in a local school;

3. all children will be supported and encouraged to lead healthy and active lives developing the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.



Local Area

Forge Wood has good transport links.Three Bridges railway station is about 2 miles away, Gatwick Airport railway station and the airport itself are about 4 miles, and the M23 motorway is close.There are regular buses to Forge Wood development. London's orbital motorway, the M25, is 12 miles away via the M23. 

Forge Wood Houseing development is being built in phases. The plans consist of the residential housing with the school at the heart of the community. As the development progresses further housing, non-residential buildings, consisting of a community centre, shopping area, health centre and playground will be added.  

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