Explore Local Schools in Your Area

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Explore Local Schools in Your Area

New Forest schools deliver academic excellence along with the experience of a country childhood by making use of the coast and Forest for extra-curricular activities and inspiring lessons.


Most village primaries are rated ‘good’ by Ofsted with a number achieving ‘outstanding’, among them primary schools at Hordle, South Baddesley and Sway. Secondary schooling also impresses: Arnewood School in New Milton is ‘outstanding’, Ringwood School is a National Teaching Academy and Brockenhurst College is considered one of the most successful sixth form colleges in the country.

Exemplary independents include Ballard School, Durlston Court Prep School and Forres Sandle Manor, each rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, while Walhampton was shortlisted Best Prep School 2018 by the Times Educational Supplement.

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