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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

Progress Data

Forest Park School 2021 -2022 Data Summary


Pupils at Forest Park work on a personalised system of "I Can" statements or the Engagement Model depending on their level of needs.


Pupils also have IEP targets based on their EHCP outcomes.


Early Years are assessed against the EYFS profile.


Older pupils complete ASDAN certifications.


With this in mind, 100% of pupils make progress throughout the year in specific areas.


We also complete National Assessments where appropriate.


Early Years Outcomes:

All Early Years pupils are working towards the Early Learning Goals with some having achieved specific areas in 2022.


Key Stage 1 Outcomes:

Teacher Assessments show that pupils are working towards the National standards in 2022.


Key Stage 2 Outcomes:

Teacher Assessments show that pupils are working towards the National standards in 2022.


Key Stage 4 Outcomes:

100% of pupils achieved the Transition Challenge in 2022.


Post 16 Outcomes:

100% of young people achieved certification for ASDAN in either Personal Progress or Towards Independence in 2022.



Whole school attendance for 2021/22 is currently at 90.3% This is below our target of 92.5%. This is due to the global pandemic severely affecting the school in the spring term of 2022.