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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

Hire our facilities

At Forest Park we have a range of spaces that can be hired for events and functions. As a Special School our facilities are fully accessible and safe for use by those with special needs.

Below is the information regarding the spaces available.

Lettings Rates


We have a range of rooms available for hire on our Primary site. Costs include access to toilet facilities.


School Hall: £15 per hour

Sprung wooden floor

Removable screens to Music room

Projector, screen and laptop with sound system and microphone

Chairs (up to 100)

Tables can be available


School Dining Hall: £15 per hour


Hatch to kitchen

Chairs (up to 50)


Sound system


School Music Room: £15 per hour

Carpeted floor

Removable screens to School Hall

Interactive whiteboard and laptop

Sound system

Stage lighting

Chairs (up to 60)

Tables can be available


Meeting Room: £10 per hour

Large 4 part table

Chairs (15-20)

Screen and laptop

Tea and Coffee making facilities


Hydrotherapy Pool: £35 per hour

Male and female changing facilities and showers

Music and lights system

Fully accessible with hoist

The pool hire would require hirers to provide a lifeguard.



Available as extras to other above hire:


Soft Play room: £20 per hour

Small fully foamed area (suitable for 5/6 primary age pupils max)

     Multi-Sensory room: £20 per hour

Small partially foamed and carpeted room with sensory equipment


Additional charges:

£5 for 15 minutes (per let) for setting up /clearing up time


Site staff:

During term time (Monday –Friday):

No additional charge for site staff.

The letting is available between 15.30 and 18.30

After 18.30 is £20 per hour


All Weekends:

£20 per hour Saturdays

£25 per hour on Sundays


School Holidays:

£15 per hour Monday - Friday between 7.00 and 18.30

£20 per hour after 18.30


Note: Above prices are not including VAT.



Sample pricing for an event:

A 2x hour children’s party on a Saturday:

School Dining Hall @£15 per hour = £30.00

15 minute setting up /clearing up time @ £5 = £ 5.00

Soft Play for 1 hour @ £20 per hour= £20.00

Site Staff on site during party @ £20 per hour= £40.00

SUB TOTAL: £95.00

VAT@20%: £19.00

TOTAL: £114.00


If you are interested in hiring our facilities please contact:

Carole Paine – School Business Manager on 02380 864949 or