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Our History

Forres was founded in 1948 by Mrs Cuthbertson, Miss Fawcett and Miss Brunyee who - inspired by the forest that covered Rondebosch Common at the time - named their school after the heath in Shakespeare's Macbeth where the three "hagged sisters" meet!

Initially the school functioned as a preparatory school for boys aged 3 to 8, run on the lines of similar schools in England. Today it is a progressive, co-educational Preparatory school offering a full pre-school (2 - 6 years) and preparatory school (Grade 1 - 7) programme, in a child-centred, small-class environment.

The school is housed in a charming turn-of-the-century house in the heart of Rondebosch, one of Cape Town's most sought-after residential areas.

In 2006, four years after having purchased the neighbouring property and finally being granted permission to operate an educational facility, our vibrant little preschool has taken occupation of the campus.

The extensive garden and grounds have been designed to provide our children with a vital and vibrant outdoor program.

Forres Preparatory School is a progressive, co-educational school housed in the heart of Rondebosch, Cape Town. We are committed to providing a balanced & dynamic education for every child, with the belief that children are unique and that individual minds learn differently. The Forres Family is made up of a team of passionate teachers, supportive parents and children who love their school. Forres children thrive in this challenging, yet nurturing environment.

- Kim van der Hoven, Director of Forres