About New Forest School

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About New Forest School

New Forest School is a small, independent school providing a high quality education for boys and girls aged 8-19 who are not attending mainstream school because of severe or complex needs, emotional and social difficulties arising from (for example a life trauma), Autism or a phobia of education.


The school has excellent facilities and resources and you can be confident that we are well equipped to support your child’s needs.

Our school is run from two sites, a matter of minutes apart:

  • Fawley Road Site: Core subjects (English, Maths and Science), Music, Languages, PE & Outdoor Education and PSHE/Careers.
  • Lunedale Road Site: Catering, ICT & Computing, Humanities, Art and Design Technology.

Our main office and first point of contact is the Fawley Road site.


Our school is split into a Junior and Senior School organised as follows:

Junior School:

Key Stage 2: Year 4 to Year 6

Senior School:

Key Stage 3: Year 7 to Year 9

Key Stage 4: Year 10 to Year 11 (Key Stage 4).

NB: We also provide continued Key Stage 4 provision for a small number of current students progressing to Year 12 – Year 13  (please see our admission policy)