Forrest, wearing a grey suit, white shirt and tie, showed no emotion after he was sentenced but nodded to his family as he was taken down to the cells.
Judge Michael Lawson QC sentenced teacher Jeremy Forrest to four and a half years for the five offences of sexual activity with a child and one year for the offence of child abduction, to run consecutively.
He told Forrest:
Your behaviour in this period has been motivated by self-interest and has hurt and damaged many people - her family, your family, staff and pupils at the school and respect for teachers everywhere.
It has damaged you too but that was something you were prepared to risk.
You now have to pay that price.
It was your duty as a teacher to stop her infatuation, not to fuel it.
Your research into what might happen to you if you were caught is proof of the deliberate nature of your behaviour.
Jeremy Forrest, who was jailed for five and a half years for abducting a 15-year-old girl and five counts of sexual activity with a child, has also been banned from working with children in the future.
Former teacher Jeremy Forrest has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after being found guilty of abducting a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
He also pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to five charges of sexual activity with a child.
Former teacher Jeremy Forrest has pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court to five charges of sexual activity with a child.
Teacher Jeremy Forrest has arrived at Lewes Crown Court. The 30-year-old will be sentenced today after he was found guilty of abducting a 15-year-old female pupil.
Teacher Jeremy Forrest who was found guilty of abducting a 15-year-old girl is due to be sentenced today.
A jury took less than two hours to convict Forrest yesterday following an eight-day trial at Lewes Crown Court.
– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Ling, Sussex Police
As a teacher, he was in a position of responsibility, authority and trust of the children in his care, which included this 15-year-old vulnerable victim.
His actions caused distress and anxiety amongst parents, family members and the school community.
Sentencing of Jeremy Forrest has been adjourned until 11:45am tomorrow.