About Us

New Forest Academy is a thriving 11-18 comprehensive academy, educating children of all abilities. Through our business and enterprise specialism we challenge and encourage every child to achieve their full potential not just in terms of academic attainment but also in relation to the many extra-curricular opportunities and community activities that are on offer at the academy.

We are a fully inclusive academy, and believe in nurturing the talents and capabilities of all sections of our community. We continue the excellent work of our feeder schools and provide a huge range of curricular opportunities.

Our recent Ofsted inspection reported that our students enjoy coming to New Forest Academy, which contributes to the calm learning atmosphere you will find around the site. Click here for the Ofsted website and our recent reports.

Our aim is to enable students to leave New Forest Academy appropriately qualified and as mature, caring members of society, with the right level of qualifications.

New Forest Academy Prospectus 2017.18

Our Ethos

Students at New Forest Academy develop the following attributes which fit strongly with our ethos:

  • Confidence – having faith in themselves and in their ideas; concentrating on the positives and the successes
  • Motivation – developing passion, drive and a desire to succeed
  • Self-awareness – recognising their own strengths and areas for development
  • Competitive drive – a focus on task completion, using initiative and seizing opportunities
  • Willing to work hard – change is ongoing; learning from mistakes is critical
  • Perseverance – having a strong desire to overcome obstacles
  • Creativity – thinking of what “might be”; looking at problems as opportunities
  • Willing to assume a risk – focus on good preparation and strategic thinking
  • Ability to communicate – having an ability to speak and present fluently

Equality Objectives

Under the Equality Act 2010 public bodies must publish an equality objective or objectives. We have highlighted four key areas where we can tackle inequality for our pupils and students. 

Our equality objectives are:
  • To close the gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages.
  • To close the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.
  • To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.


The overarching responsibility for Governance of the academy lies with the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) Board of Trustees.

Follow these links for: the Governance Framework of the Trust,  the Articles of Association, Master Funding Agreement and each academy Supplemental Funding Agreement.

The Governance of New Forest Academy is carried out by the Board of Governors, which is a group of members identified and appointed by the Trust for their skill set and abilities to lead New Forest Academy. It is chaired by Judith Houghton and meets half termly. We believe it is vital that there is plenty of local expertise and that the community should be well served and represented.

       To contact the Board of Governors please email the Clerk at srudd@newforestacademy.org  or contact the main office reception. Thank you.

         Governors Information 2016-2017

         Governors Information 2015-2016

          Scheme of Delegation


NFA Admissions Policy

Hampshire County Council - Information & Guidance - Application procedures for parents

Share your views on Parent View 

Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Please register with an email address and a password at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.