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About Our School

Events - 31570Ferndown First School is situated in the town of Ferndown, some eight miles north of Bournemouth and is, as such, on the northern edge of the Poole/Bournemouth conurbation.  To the north is open heath land. Since September 2008 we have been a two form entry school with an admission number of 60. There are currently 335 pupils on roll. We work hard to provide the children at our school with the high quality of education and care they deserve.

The school was built as an open-plan middle school in 1968 and the first school moved in to our extensive premises during the late 1980’s. We have a well resourced ICT suite, library, learning zone, Life Skills Room and Art Gallery to further improve the quality of the learning environment our children get.

Staff consist of 12 full time teachers and 5 part-time teachers who are supported by 1 Higher Level Teaching Assistant and 14 Teaching Assistants.  The school has 3 administrative staff. There are numerous extra curricular activities offered before and after school, that are well supported by staff, pupils and parents