Explore Local Schools in Your Area

Local Schools

Explore Local Schools in Your Area

Schools along New Forest and its coastal areas deliver academic excellence along with the experience of an active 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 and Sway. Secondary schooling also impresses: Arnewood School in New Milton and Priestlands in Lymington both rated ‘good’, 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 Prep & Senior School, Walhampton and Forres Sandle Manor, each rated ‘excellent’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

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