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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 5 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. Last year we welcomed 3 new parent governors to our Governing Body. The governors hold the senior leaders to account, challenging and supporting us in our roles.


As we begin this academic year everyday life at school is led by our Covid-19 Whole School Risk Assessment.  Please refer to this on our website under Key Information, Key Policies.


In June 2019 upon request, we received an OFSTED inspection which resulted in us being graded as a strong 'good'.  Please find our action plan 2020-21 and self evaluation on the website. Please be assured that we shall continuously strive to provide the very best education for your child.


Looking forward to an exciting 2020 - 21.


Mandy Austin

Executive Head Teacher