About New Forest School
Our facilities & resources
About New Forest School
Our students benefit from a range of facilities. This ranges from our school site and the school farm to unprecedented access to Calshot Activities Centre for Outdoor Activities and Copthorne Gardens where students undertake Bushcraft training and science/geography practical work.
Our school is based in the original Fawley Primary School, a set of delightful buildings many of which date back to 1886. The buildings house a range of classrooms, a conference room and the school offices. They include a purpose built food technology suite, science lab, art studio, computing lab and small music recording studio as well as library and general teaching classrooms.
The school site is divided into blocks with a dedicated Junior School block and Senior School blocks. We are constantly striving to develop and enhance the facilities to provide the best educational opportunities for our students.
Our school farm is situated at our Head Office in Bartley and is home to our Animal Management and Horticulture courses. Alongside poly-tunnels and greenhouses it also features a small frog pond, a range of raised beds and is home to a growing menagerie of animals. From rabbits, guinea pigs and tortoises to pigs, hens and goats, students enjoy learning to care for all the animals as well as spending time developing and maintaining the infrastructure of the farm. More information can be found on our dedicated School Farm page.
Our outdoor education lessons take place at a variety of venues. Our instructors are able to make extensive use of Calshot Activities Centre located a mile or so from our school. This enables students to undertake a range of activities including skiing, climbing, archery, ropes courses, problem solving, orienteering and many more. We also have close links with Hythe Sailing Club allowing students access to dinghy sailing and power boat training. We have recently acquired a small fleet of mountain bikes to further develop Outdoor Education and make use of our close proximity to the New Forest.
Environmental Education & Bushcraft
Our school is situated very close to Copthorne Gardens and we have developed strong links over the years. We use a dedicated area of the Copthorne site for Environmental Science and Bushcraft skills which supports both the Science and Outdoor Education curriculum.