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Our Summer 2023 Newsletter is now available.

Welcome to Ferndown Upper School

Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher's Welcome

Philip Jones

I am delighted to welcome you to our school. There is something very special about Ferndown Upper and we are incredibly proud of students and their achievements.

As you navigate your way around our site, I hope that it will give you a clear idea of our values and of the opportunities available to all who study here. Where everyone works together to make Ferndown a safe, happy and engaging place to learn.

Philip Jones

Read my full welcome…

GCSE Results 2023

Ferndown Upper School students today received their long-awaited exam results. They have been superb throughout their year eleven, rising to every challenge and they have deservedly performed extremely well in their GCSEs.
Despite national results dropping, Ferndown’s students bucked this trend and equalled the school’s best ever GCSE results, equalling 2019 and 2022, when Ferndown Upper’s results were the best in Dorset.
The Ferndown Family would like to congratulate all of our students with special mention going to the following:
Highest Attainment
Reece Hulme: 9 grade 9s and a grade 8.
Joseph Child: 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
Rosie Matthews: 6 grade 9s, a Distinction* and 3 grade 8s.
Max Paulwell: 5 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and a grade 7.
Thomas Amey: 4 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and a grade 7.
Joe O’Connor: 5 grade 9s, a Distinction, a grade 8 and 3 grade 7s.
Daniel Beaman: 4 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s.
Archie Weaver: 3 grade 9s, 6 grade 8s and a 6.
Hayden Tait: 3 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 2 grade 7s, a 6 and a 4.
Highest Progress
Gaining over two grades better in every subject (than their government set targets) were Kaleb Costello, Gizem Myumyun, Isobel Hutchinson, Henry Evans, Yve Short, Josh Thompson and Sahid Miah.
Joseph Child, Hayden Tait, Thomas Amey and Rosie Matthews appear in both the attainment and progress lists and this really does demonstrate their superb achievement.
Headteacher, Philip Jones commented, “I am very proud of the achievements of our students, they have worked really hard and they deserve these results. May I take this opportunity to wish them all the very best for their future, they have been a pleasure to teach”.

What's Happening at Ferndown Upper School?

  • Main School Open Evening

    28/09/2023  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Inset Day (School Closed to Students)


  • GCSE Information Evening

    04/10/2023  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  • Half Term


  • Half Term


Location & Contact

Ferndown Upper School
Cherry Grove
BH22 9EY
Tel: 01202 871 243

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“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff, governors and volunteers are required to have an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check in line with the Governments Safer Recruitment guidelines.”