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Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way Ferndown Dorset BH22 9UP


Welcome Booklet May 2022


You are warmly invited to Ferndown Middle School

Open Evening on Wednesday 21 September 2022 for Year 5 entry in September 2023

 The evening will consist of a presentation in the school hall from Mrs G Allen, Headteacher, followed by an opportunity to tour the school. Parents can choose to attend the presentation at either 5.00 pm or 6.00pm.

Ferndown Middle is uniquely placed to meet the needs of children through a time of considerable and wide ranging intellectual, physical and emotional development between the ages of 9-13 years (Year 5 – Year 8).

Education is not just about how one school works but about how we work with our feeder and upper schools. A coherent and cohesive education that covers a child’s entire education, from first to middle to upper, leads to greater progress, achievement and enjoyment.

Ferndown Middle is a highly successful school with a real sense of community. It is a lively and happy school providing a high standard of education as well as extensive opportunities for all pupils to engage with.

A broad, balanced and carefully planned curriculum is securely in place and through extensive work with our First Schools and the Upper School, children experience a smooth transition between schools.

 Rated ‘Good’ – Ofsted January 2018

There are also opportunities to visit during the school day on the following dates.

  • Thursday 6th October between 9.10 – 10.10
  • Friday 7th October between 9.10 – 10.10

To help plan for the evening, please use the link below to indicate your preference of which presentation you will be attending or if you plan to join us on one of the morning tours.

Ferndown Middle School Open Evening and Morning Tours

Limited parking will be available in the school car park, if you are able to please either walk in or park in the area.

We are fully committed to ensuring that your child completes a smooth transition from first to middle school and believe that this evening will provide you with a valuable opportunity to gain an insight into middle school education.

You can apply for a middle school place from 1 September 2022. It is essential that parents complete the Dorset admission application form – Starting junior or middle school – Dorset Council by the deadline of 15 January 2023.

I look forward to meeting you at the open evening or on one of the tours during the school day.

Yours sincerely

Mrs G Allen


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