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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 a 5 form entry school; this year Year 6 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.


This academic year everyday life at school has returned to 'normal'.  Fingers crossed this can continue. The Covid-19 Whole School Risk Assessment is on our website under Key Information, Key Policies.


In June 2019 OFSTED graded us as a strong 'good'.  Please find our action plan 2021-22 and self evaluation on the website - plus our Catch Up Plan. Please be assured that we shall continuously strive to provide the very best education for your child.


Looking forward to an exciting 2021 - 22.


Mandy Austin

Executive Head Teacher