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Our School

Thank you for taking an interest in Drybrook school. The school is situated in the heart of the Forest of Dean in an area of outstanding natural beauty. 

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Drybrook is part of the Forest of Dean Trust which enables us to work with our local community and wider stakeholders to create the best possible environment for learning that we can. Our curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of the children that we serve, raising their aspirations and allowing them to pursue their dreams, with a particular emphasis on excellence and enjoyment. We listen, challenge and support each other while recognising that we all develop at a different pace and all experience a different journey. Our community continues to thrive because of the relentless focus that we have on excellent teaching and learning. At Drybrook we really do ‘dream big and achieve together'.

Our leading school aim

This aim is at the heart of all we strive to do at Drybrook and we believe it makes the school a special place to study in, work at and be a part of. 

The school became part of the Forest of Dean Trust in April 2020. The Trust, which is unique in the area, is able to provide educational provision for 3-18-year-olds. 

At Drybrook we believe that it is important to value each individual within the school community and to celebrate all of their achievements. We value the gift of learning and recognise that we all have the right to succeed. We have high expectations of ourselves and others and recognise the importance of working in partnership with our community and parents/carers to make sure that children have the absolute best start in life and that they are well-prepared for their next stage of education.

At Drybrook, we embrace our location in the Forest of Dean but also challenge our pupils to thrive in modern Britain where they can create change.  Pupils at Drybrook are challenged to:

  • Work as hard as they can to develop the key skills required to attain the highest academic standards.

  • Learn from people of different cultures and from different countries.

  • Use this knowledge to be the best version of themselves and to become independent learners.

  • Develop skills and knowledge needed to develop individual talents, be they creative, scientific, technological, spiritual, sporting or social.

  • Understand their own feelings and begin to make life decisions that reflect their increasing confidence.

  • Understand that everyone has equal rights to access learning opportunities. 

  • Come back to the Forest of Dean and pass this on to future generations.

We believe that we equip pupils for life in modern Britain and for an ever-changing world. We also believe that we will help maintain loyalty to this wonderful part of the world and an ability to use the heritage and culture from the Forest of Dean in whatever pupils go on to do.