Secondary Schools


The local secondary school for The New Forest Primary School’s area is The Trafalgar School at Downton.

The Trafalgar School is a very successful and well-resourced secondary school for pupils 11-16 years of age. We work in close partnership with The Trafalgar School and aim to prepare our children for the transition to secondary education.

Children in Year 5 are able to participate in The Trafalgar School’s 'Brilliant Club' days which enable pupils to experience a morning of fun secondary level activities with children from other cluster schools.

Parents also have the option of entering children for the 11+ entrance tests for admission to Bishop Wordsworth (boys) and South Wilts (girls) grammar schools. We give support to children preparing for secondary school entrance tests.

As The New Forest Primary School is situated very close to the Hampshire border, pupils regularly apply to attend Hampshire secondary schools. Some pupils also move on to local independent schools.