New Forest Academy


'Enabling ambitious futures'

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Welcome from the Principal

Rob Forder, Principal

It is an honour to have been given the opportunity to lead New Forest Academy during the next chapter of the school’s history.

Ambition is central to my vision. In over fifteen years of working in schools, I have been lucky to witness young people and staff achieve remarkable things together. I feel privileged to be able to continue my own journey in such a welcoming community.

These are exciting times at the Academy. Staff are proud that the success of recent years was reflected in this summer’s examination results. And as Ofsted noted at their last inspection, "Leaders have successfully improved teaching across the school. There is a strong culture of learning among the staff which is continuing this improvement."

I am always impressed by the students at the Academy. They are proud of their school. Children are respectful to each other and behave very well in and out of lessons. There is a strong culture of support for students and this helps to ensure their safety and wellbeing. We are proud to serve the South Waterside community. As a small school we are fortunate to be able to really get to know each student very well. Our children are part of a school with a real community feel.

I know that choosing the right secondary school for your children is an important decision. At New Forest Academy, our staff strive to enable ambitious futures for all young people. The expert teaching of our ambitious curriculum allows students from all backgrounds to achieve their full academic potential. We provide exceptional opportunities to develop the unique interests and talents of our students, and to prepare them for life in modern Britain. Strong relationships and first-class support across the community ensure that students are safe, happy and successful.

I invite you all to share in our success.

A virtual visit to New Forest Academy

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Please click the video to take the Virtual Tour of New Forest Academy

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Please click the video to hear a student's perspective on New Forest Academy.