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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

Our Staff (Who's who)

School Leadership Team

Headteacher - Ashley Oliver- Catt


Deputy Headteacher - Jill Pike


Senior Teachers: Kim Hall, Emma Bargetzi and Paul Ross

Office and Support Team

School Business Manager: Carole


Senior Admin: Louise


Receptionist: Emma


Reviews Assistant: Denise 



Teaching Team:

We have 15 Class Teachers- please see the class pages

We have one Outreach Teacher - Julie Timmins

Learning Support Team:


Non Class Based:

Tom Lee-Mullender - Behaviour Support

Emily Wood - Behaviour Support

Oonagh Fenemore - TOP worker



Class Based:

Each class has Learning Support Assistants to support the children's learning and personal development- please see the class pages for who works in your child's class.


Site Team:

Alan Richardson - Senior Site Manager

Shaun Nowacki - Caretaker


We have 4 cleaners on Primary and Green Fox cleaners for Secondary.


We have 2 School Drivers for our Spend and Save bus.


MDSA Team:


We have 10 additional staff who support the children at Lunchtime. They support with feeding, organising social play and personal care.