Forest Gate Community School (FGCS) is an exceptional learning environment with a real community spirit. In February 2016, Ofsted gave our school an “Outstanding” judgement.
We provide students with a high degree of challenge combined with excellent support and as a result our results are outstanding. Our staff share a commitment to delivering interesting and engaging lessons and to raising attainment. Relationships between staff and students are excellent and discipline is very good. We treat one another with respect and understanding.
We have a genuinely comprehensive intake and we work hard to meet the needs of all our students, from those who come to us with exceptional talents and abilities to those who require additional support to succeed. We are well resourced in our staffing and we have a modern, well-equipped estate which supports learning. We offer a wide range of leadership and extra-curricular opportunities to our students.
Angela Wynter (born 25 March 1954) is a British actress. She is known for playing the character of Yolande Trueman in the soap opera EastEnders, first appearing on 16 October 2003 to her last appearance on 3 October 2008. She based the character on her late sister Merlene and played a similar character role as Melba in the sitcom No Problem! Wynter appeared in many other television series including Minder (1984), The Bill (1992), Murder Most Horrid (1994), Cutting It (2002), two episodes of Holby City (2002, 2009) and Doctors (2009) with long-time screen companion Victor Romero Evans.
In her first acting role, a stage play entitled Meetings, she acted opposite her later on-screen EastEnders spouse Rudolph Walker. Wynter received great acclaim for playing the role of MOUT in Sol B River’s powerful monologue To Rahtid, directed by Yvonne Brewster at the Young Vic Studio 1996. She worked with Sol B River again in 1998, playing the role of Dorothy in the Windrush-themed play 48-98 at the Lyric Studio, Hammersmith. Wynter also appeared in the Walt Disney West End production of The Lion King as leading role Raffiki in 2001, and in the autumn of 2008 played the title character in Catalysta at the Oval House Theatre in Kennington, directed by Robert Icke and written by Allister Bain.
Norwood’s theatre credits include Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre), Sick (Almeida Theatre) and The Stones (Royal National Theatre). In 2009, Norwood was cast in the EastEnders internet spin-off series EastEnders: E20 as Fatboy. Norwood said of his casting: “I am so excited to be on the show. It’s an honour to now be part of a show that has been on in my house for as long as I have been alive. I am born and bred in the East End—a stone’s throw from the real Albert Square. It feels like a homecoming. I love being part of a cast that feels like family and can’t wait to have a scene in The Vic.” In the run-up to the series, Norwood also appeared in EastEnders for two episodes, and after EastEnders: E20‘s first series ended, Fatboy became a regular character in EastEnders. Fatboy was called one of the most popular new characters in the show and Norwood won Most Popular Newcomer at the 16th National Television Awards in 2011. Norwood went on to appear in series 2 and 3 of EastEnders: E20 as Fatboy, and has appeared in the spin-offs “East Street“ and All I Want for Christmas. He has also appeared as a panellist on Pointless Celebrities and Sweat the Small Stuff. He took part in the 2013 Christmas special of Strictly Come Dancing, and was paired with professional dancer Janette Manrara.
On 30 March 2014 a video surfaced of Norwood reportedly smoking cannabis, and performing a sex act during a Skype chat, captured by a woman he had met online. On 1 April, after meeting with BBC and EastEnders bosses, he was suspended from the show for two months. An EastEnders spokesperson told Digital Spy: “Ricky Norwood has been suspended from the show for a period of two months with immediate effect. “In addition, Ricky would like to apologise to EastEnders’ viewers for any offence caused and for bringing the show into disrepute.”  On 16 October 2015 it was announced Norwood had been axed from EastEnders after nearly six years in the role of Fatboy, after show bosses chose to write the character out. Norwood filmed his final scenes later that month and producers chose to keep details surrounding Fatboy’s exit under wraps. An show spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Ricky will be leaving EastEnders. We wish him all the best for the future”, whilst a show insider commented: “Ricky is a great guy and very popular on set. He’s leaving the show as it’s the end of Fatboy’s storyline, but everyone wishes him well for the future.” It was revealed during the EastEnders episode of 26 December 2015 that the character Fatboy had been killed. Ronnie Mitchell had arranged the murder of Vincent Hubbard, but Fatboy was abducted and killed in Vincent’s place, in error.