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The Fernwood School

"High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All"

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Fernwood is a high performing, 11-16 multi-cultural school recognised by Ofsted and the DfE for excellent academic standards and outstanding care and discipline. The school achieved Leading Edge status for excellent practice in 2004 and became a Specialist Technology College in 2005 and a Specialist School in Mathematics and Science in 2010. We are also a recognised centre of excellence for Languages, Expressive Arts and Sport.

Fernwood works in direct partnership with Bilborough College securing a number of places annually for students to study a wide range of courses including A levels and the International Baccalaureate. Recent figures show that a very high proportion of our students’ progress to Higher Education courses, many securing places at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The school offers equally strong vocational routes into further education and training.

Each child in our community is unique and precious, equally valued for their culture and contributions. We have very high expectations of all; hard work and self discipline, courtesy and respect are all key values which we instill in children right from the start.

At the heart of our ethos is equality of opportunity and shared understanding, respect and tolerance for each other’s differences and needs.


  • To challenge every pupil to raise their aspirations and excel in academic achievements.
  • To instill in pupils the values and characteristics necessary to become successful, confident and responsible members of society.
  • To teach pupils the value of self-discipline, resilience and endeavour in order to become life-long learners.
  • To prepare pupils to participate in and contribute to a society with ever changing scientific, technical and international needs.

These aims are underpinned by:

  • Very effective teaching leading to a stimulating and enjoyable educational experience for all.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum, which offers real choice and opportunity in an ever changing technological world.
  • A well ordered and disciplined environment where pupils feel safe and happy.
  • An extensive programme of enrichment where pupils can develop their talents and interests.
  • Strong bonds between home,school and the community that reinforce the school’s success.
  • These are embodied in our school motto of High Achievement with Care and Discipline which permeates all aspects of school life.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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