About the school
Ringwood School is an 11 –18, heavily oversubscribed, popular comprehensive school set in the market town of Ringwood in Hampshire. We are a large and vibrant secondary school of 1550 students and just over 200 staff. The school became an Academy in April 2011 and gained National Teaching School status in July 2011. As a Teaching School we take a very active part in teacher training and undertake outreach work to support other schools locally. Our last Ofsted inspection was March 2017 and we are currently an Ofsted ‘good’ school.
The historic market town of Ringwood is a lively community situated close to the New Forest National Park; the Dorset World Heritage Coastline and the beaches surrounding Bournemouth. Our students come from Ringwood (we are the only secondary school in the town), from East Dorset and from the surrounding villages of the New Forest.
We welcome children of all abilities, interests and aptitudes and provide a high quality educational experience which reflects our commitment to the very best education has to offer. We combine traditional values with a creative, innovative curriculum designed to prepare young people for a rapidly changing world. We are constantly striving to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of our work. We believe that young people should enjoy their school days in a safe, caring and intellectually stimulating environment, gaining a real sense of achievement and actively participating in the community life of the school.