The New Forest Small School is a unique and small-scale school for all children aged between 3 and 16 years. We are situated in the heart of The New Forest.

In 2012 we moved to our own premises in Lyndhurst. The school currently has six classes. We are surrounded by open forest…ideal for walks, nature study and outdoor play. We have a garden and a small football/sports area. We also have a permaculture vegetable garden where the children sow, grow, harvest and eat the produce. Children attend mostly on a full time basis, although some children may attend part time.

Annual Easter Egg Race at Bolton’s Bench, Lyndhurst

We are a secular school with no religious or ideological affiliations. We take a non-judgmental, critical view of religions, encouraging tolerance of all beliefs whilst promoting the importance of ‘thinking for yourself’.

Founded in 1994 by the school’s Head Teachers, and Proprietors, Nicholas and Alison Alp, The New Forest Small School has enjoyed a relatively short but successful history. To find out where the school has come from and where we hope to be going, go to our ‘School History’ page.



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