The Fernwood School Ethos
Achieving Excellence, Shaping Futures
The Fernwood School is a richly diverse multi-cultural community based on the principles of mutual respect for all. These principles allow everyone to contribute to an environment which is both supportive and challenging. Students learn to develop a positive self-image alongside respecting the rights, feelings, and beliefs of others. At Fernwood everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated. Students are encouraged to share their own cultural experiences and to explore, understand and value the diversity within our community.
At Fernwood, our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning. We believe that all students have the right to a stimulating environment where they are motivated to learn through the provision of a varied and engaging curriculum. Our teachers and support staff work tirelessly to guarantee that our students have the very best education possible. Everything we do as a school is to ensure that all students can achieve their very best.
Our high expectations are evident both in lessons and around school. We promote and achieve excellent standards of behaviour; we expect students to behave in a way that supports their own learning and that of others. We want every student to be successful; to strive for success from the very first day they join us and throughout their school lives.
Fernwood students are ambitious and understand the value of hard work. They have a strong sense of responsibility, are caring and compassionate to others and are engaged and enthusiastic learners. Visitors to Fernwood regularly comment on the politeness, manners, and warmth they see from the moment they enter the school.
At Fernwood, we are always aspiring to be the best we can be and inspiring others to do the same. We take pride in what we do and strive to be better each day.