About New Forest School

New Forest School is an independent specialist provider of education on the edge of the New Forest, Hampshire for children aged from 8-16 who have a range of severe or complex needs arising from life trauma, Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), attachment disorder or a phobia of education.

We are part of New Forest Care, a specialist care provider for young people and adults. The school is registered with the DfE to provide up to 80 places for boys and girls from a wide range of neighbouring local authorities.

New Forest School evidences and supports a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. We believe that all children have the right to be safe. We recognise that we have a duty to ensure effective arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by creating a positive and transparent school atmosphere. We do this by monitoring our practice and providing comprehensive up to date training for staff. We also provide well-informed pastoral support for pupils and their families.

We are committed to establishing and maintaining effective procedures for safer recruitment and inter-agency working relationships.


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 split across three sites:

  • 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.
  • Water Lane Site: All subjects.

Students attend either the Fawley Road & Lunedale Road Sites OR the Waterline Site

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