26th January 2018

The Echo Confirms That Our Students’ Results Were Outstanding


When you look at the government DfE performance tables (https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=default&table=schools&region=835&geographic=la&schooltype=Maintained%20School,Academy&phase=secondary&for=secondary&datasetFilter=final), you will see that Ferndown Upper was ranked 4th in Dorset for GCSE Progress, 3rd in Dorset for A Level Progress and 2nd in Dorset for Vocational Progress. This makes us the best performing school in Dorset for a combination of all three key government headline measures. As the Headteacher of such a high achieving school, I am very proud of the efforts of all our students and staff.

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Aleks Dyka is Awarded the Ferndown Youth Hero Award

Mayor Cathy Lugg came into school this week to personally award Aleks with her Ferndown Youth Hero Award. Aleks won this award by showing courage in adversity when she went to the aid of a motorcyclist who had been knocked over, and as he could speak no English, Aleks stayed and translated for the emergency services throughout the man’s treatment.

FUS Rewards Trip and Movie

Thank you to Mr Collins and the Pastoral team for our recent rewards day. It was very successful with the nominated students either spending an afternoon bowling or enjoying popcorn and a movie in the school hall. Well done to all of the students who were involved.


Thank you to Mrs Stroud for the two recent Year 9 relationship days. She was supported in the delivery of these days by members of the local community and they commended the behaviour of our students as ‘the best they have ever seen’.

Asha Is Selected For England

Good luck to Asha Dunesby-Bent in Year 11 (Green 4), who has been selected for England U18 Rugby Union Centre of Excellence trials.

Ferndown Upper School Thank the John Egging Trust  

Ferndown Upper says thank you to The John Egging Trust by raising £500 to support them. Flt Lt Jon Egging lost his life whilst completing a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011 and the trust has been set up to enable staff and volunteers to work with young people on projects that will help to increase their self-confidence and enable them to reach their full potential. The Jon Egging Trust are always looking for new volunteers and support so if you feel you can help them, please contact them through their website www.joneggingtrust.org.uk.

Paris Trip Returns

Our KS5 trip to Paris returned last week with the students reporting that they had an excellent time.

Upcoming Events

  • Youth Parliament Elections at FUS – vote for Stasia Smith.
  • Thursday 1st February -@ 4pm-7pm Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Inter House Competition Update – Purple Lead the Way