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Welcome to Ferndown First School

On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors of Ferndown First School I would like to welcome you and your family to our school and website. It is designed to give you helpful information about learning and opportunities at our school. Mrs Jo Di-Pede – Headteacher

A Snowy Week In RPS Class

16th November 2019

When we arrived at school on Friday, there was a snow storm! We had a fantastic winter wonderland day,…

Winter Wonderland Day In Reception!

15th November 2019

Reception were very excited to arrive at school today in a snowstorm and to meet Mrs Dudley and Mrs…

No Pens Day Poem in Year 1

14th November 2019

Today it was No Pens Day and we did all our learning without using pens or pencils. In Year…

Stone Age Survival

11th November 2019

For our outdoor learning, Year 3 found out how to survive during the Stone Age.  They had to carefully…

Why are Archaeologists Important?

11th November 2019

To introduce our new topic, the children become archaeologists by carefully excavating artefacts.  We discussed the role of an…

Correction – Christmas Sing Along Dates

10th November 2019

We are very sorry for the confusion in the newsletter. The correct dates for the Christmas Sing Along Events…


The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Ferndown First School is Mrs Di-Pede. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child and think they are at risk of harm, please speak with Mrs Di-Pede. In her absence, please speak with Mr Watts.

Parents are asked to keep the school informed of any changes to parent contact details. Please let the office know if you have a new mobile phone number.


Upcoming Events



Christmas Hamper Collection Non Uniform Day

Parents are asked to make a donation to support our PTAChristmas Hamper Raffle



Year 4 Production at Barrington

Year 4 will be performing Robin Hood at the Barrington Theatre



Staff Training – School Closed

School closed for Staff Training