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Headteacher's Welcome

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Forest Park School, a Hampshire local authority maintained special school. We provide education for children and young people aged 2-19 years with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties. In addition, the majority of our pupils have co-occurring needs including Autism, Down Syndrome and physical disabilities.

Forest Park is split across two sites, one mile apart. We have a Primary School in Ringwood Road, Totton catering for around 100 children and a Secondary School in Commercial Road Totton, catering for around 40 young people with the most profound and complex learning difficulties.

At Forest Park we are committed to providing a highly personalised curriculum and stimulating learning environment, which starts with the individual needs of each child and young person. We seek to prepare every member of our school community for the next significant phase in their lives, whatever that might be. In addition, we are dedicated to ensuring that our pupils enjoy school, are happy, confident and proud of themselves and their achievements.

In school we are supported by and work in collaboration with, a range of professionals including School Nurses, Speech and Language therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists.

I hope you enjoy your journey around our website and look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school at some point in the future.

Ashley Oliver-Catt

Equality objectives

Forest Park School Equality Objectives


We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not


We have considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and belief and sexual orientation).


Having referred to and analysed our equality information, we have set ourselves the following objective(s):


Objective 1: To offer a diverse range of communication methods alongside a personalised curriculum to enable all pupils to have the best experiences.


Objective 2: To ensure the needs of all the pupils are met when out on a trip.


Objective 3: To ensure that diversity and equality are reflected in the curriculum map each year


Objective 4: To ensure that all pupils are gaining a consistent approach to improving their independence whilst in school.



Objectives updated: November 2022