Philip Jones


Headteacher’s Welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to Ferndown Upper School’s website. As you navigate your way around the site, I hope that it will give you a clear idea of our values and the rich opportunities available for all who study and work here.

Our Ethos

At Ferndown Upper we want our students to grow as caring, confident, independent young people who value their education and are ambitious for their future. Our success is based upon high expectations and outstanding support for all members of the school community. We are determined to ensure that every student achieves to their full potential.

We promote excellence and aim to develop a love of learning. Our dedicated, enthusiastic and highly qualified staff work tirelessly to ‘unlock’ the talents of all our students. Support and encouragement are provided at all times to help each student develop into a highly skilled, articulate young adult with the personal qualities and academic qualifications needed to succeed in higher education and employment. We are therefore keen for our students to take full advantage of the wide range of exciting activities which the school has to offer, both within the classroom and beyond.

We expect excellent attendance, punctuality, high standards of uniform and mutual respect for all members of the school community – care and concern for others is central to the work that we do. But most of all we expect students to strive to achieve their best.

Please use this website to keep abreast of our upcoming events and for our latest news – as you do, you will discover even more about the opportunities available for those who study and work at Ferndown Upper.

The Students, Staff and Governors are proud of being part of Ferndown Upper School; we hope that this web site will demonstrate this.

Philip Jones – Headteacher