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Message from the Executive Head Teacher

Welcome to Fernwood Primary and Nursery School. We are so pleased that you have chosen us as your child’s school.

We pride ourselves on our inclusivity, diversity and high standards. We are a very large primary school of over a thousand pupils working very effectively in year groups. We are currently growing to 5 form entry throughout; this year Year 3 grew to 150 children. We hope you will see that although very large we maintain a warm, family ethos where every individual child’s well being and progress is our priority. The children come first in all we do.


We have a wonderful staff team with a great deal of expertise. Every class teacher is very proud of their class and kind and considerate in all they do.

Our governors are led by our Chair of Governors Mr Pete Cumberland. He is committed to the school giving generously of his time and his experience as a governor in Nottingham City.


The governors hold the senior leaders to account challenging and supporting us in our roles.


We received our first inspection as a primary school in June 2018. Our current status is Requires Improvement. This is not a true reflection of our school, an opinion that the local authority and Nottingham Schools Trust endorse; we eagerly await a re-inspection. Please find our action plan on the website under Key Information.

Looking forward to an exciting 2018 - 19.


Mandy Austin

Executive Head Teacher