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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

Term Dates

Here are our term dates for the school year 2023/24:

Spring Term 2024


Pupils return: Tuesday 2nd January


Half Term: Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February


Pupils return: Monday 19th February


INSET DAY: Monday 11th March


Term ends: Thursday 28th March at 1pm

Easter Holidays: Friday 29th March to Friday 12th April


Summer Term 2024


Pupils return: Monday 15th April

Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May

Half Term: Monday 27th May to Friday 31st May

Pupils return: Monday 3rd June


INSET DAY: Friday 28th June


Term ends: Tuesday 23rd July at 1pm

Summer Holidays Begin: Wednesday 24th July