Forest School (Walthamstow)

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Forest School is an independent school on the edge of Epping Forest, in Walthamstow in North East London, in the UK. The School occupies a large campus based around the original Georgian and Victorian terraced buildings which are Grade II listed.

  • In 1876, Forest School played in the FA Cup, beating Rochester 4-2 in the first round before losing 10-0 to Clapham Rovers.

Some notable OFs include:

  • Academia
    • Bernard Ashmole, archaeologist and art historian
    • Richard J. Evans, historian, Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge and fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
    • Charles Townshend, historian and Professor of International History at Keele University
    • Eric R. Wolf "anthropologist, born in Vienna, Austria, and emigrated to the US in WWII; After professorship at the University of Michigan, he was appointed Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York"
  • Arts and media
    • David Cracknell, former political editor of The Sunday Times and PR executive
    • George Dangerfield, journalist, historian and literary editor of Vanity Fair
    • Nickolas Grace, actor
    • Peter Greenaway, director and Professor of Cinema Studies at the European Graduate School
    • Tolga Kashif, musician and composer
    • Jack May, actor including voice of Nelson Gabriel in The Archers
    • Sharat Sardana, co-writer and star of Goodness Gracious Me
    • Nicola Walker, actress ('Ruth Evershed' in Spooks)
    • Adam Woodyatt, actor ('Ian Beale' in EastEnders)
    • William Mervyn, actor in films and TV series including All Gas and Gaiters
  • Civil and diplomatic service
    • Sir Stephen Gomersall KCMG, former ambassador to Japan (1994–2004), Chief Executive of Hitachi Europe
    • Brandon Lewis, Conservative Party Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth
  • Military and exploration
    • Edward L. Atkinson, Royal Naval surgeon and Antarctic explorer
    • George W. Hayward, 19th century explorer
    • Geoffrey Wellum, Battle of Britain British fighter pilot and author
  • Sport
    • Jack Dennis cricketer who played for Essex
    • David Felgate, Tennis player coach of Tim Henman
    • Quinton Fortune, international footballer for South Africa and ex-Manchester United player
    • James Foster, Essex and England Cricket Team wicketkeeper
    • Peter Heard President, Colchester FC and former Board Member of The Football Association
    • Nasser Hussain, Former captain of England Cricket Team (1999-2003); currently Sky Sports commentator
    • Mark Petchey, former international tennis player and coach to Andy Murray; currently Sky Sports commentator
    • Max Raison, cricketer who played for Essex
    • Hubert Waugh, cricketer who played for Essex and Suffok
  • Miscellaneous
    • Eric Brown, criminal
    • Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, Islamic militant

There is a longer list of noteworthy Old Foresters on the school's website.



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