Our original school site rented through private property owner. Significant internal refurbishment allowed us to grow a bespoke curriculum offering the students on roll at New Forest Care to access learning in line with the national curriculum, as well as vocational courses through ASDAN. The site comprised of us renting three buildings for education use, sharing the site with a WEB design and accountant business.
By 2013, we were offering places to day students referred to us through local authorities. This meant more extensive refurbishment including securing the whole site for education purposes.
The long-term aim is to focus use of the Fawley Site for KS2 students only, focusing on developing and implementing a highly specialised collaborative curriculum, which incorporates health, therapy, such as Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language and ELSA working together with teachers to support our young people to reach their potential.
The site currently comprises of a main school building with 4 classrooms, 1:1 work rooms, reception and Pastoral/ELSA space. A separate building houses our fully equipped Science room. A separate building is currently a maths classroom, OT room, with a separate kitchen and toilets. A separate building houses offices, a pastoral office, first aid room, and a quiet area for students, as well as the ICT/MFL room, small 1:1 room and music room.
A large multi-surface playground provides PE and break time facilities whilst there is a small area of outdoor space, which laid to lawn and has picnic benches and a designated learning space.
Students come from a variety of social backgrounds, with a range of educational, social and emotional needs. The school will specialise in working with students with ASC, SEMH, attachment disorders and areas of mental health. Many of the students will have been out of fulltime education for a significant length of time. Links with the Outdoor Learning centre are established and transition for some students carefully managed and planned.
Children will require an EHCP to be referred to the school with places usually being commissioned by Local Authorities.
The school will offer full time and part time attendance to meet the needs of individual students. The school focuses on students from Year 4 -7.