Our School

Welcome from the Head Teacher


I am very pleased to welcome you to The Fernwood School website and hope you find it informative. You will be able to read about the underpinning values and ethos that make Fernwood such a fantastic and high achieving school. 

Students at Fernwood experience a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that provides them with the necessary building blocks of knowledge, skills and understanding enabling them to be successful in their qualifications and beyond. The curriculum is delivered by a team of highly skilled specialist subject teachers who are dedicated to ensuring all students achieve their full potential, whilst also promoting a lifelong love of learning. Outcomes for learners are strong with students consistently making progress well above the national average. 


Children with additional needs are well-supported at Fernwood by our specialist SENDCO and their team of dedicated staff. All teachers receive regular training on how best to support and stretch all students, including children with additional needs.  

Of equal importance is our personal development curriculum that runs alongside the academic curriculum. This is where students learn how to experience, navigate and enjoy life in the wider world. We prepare our students to make informed choices that enable them to be safe, happy and contribute positively to modern society. Curriculum time is dedicated to delivering high quality lessons about critical issues within personal social health, careers, and relationships and sex education. 

Outside of core lessons Fernwood students are encouraged to contribute to wider school life. We offer an extensive range of enrichment activities and opportunities including regular school trips and educational visits. All students will have the opportunity to participate in a trip abroad during their time with us. 


All students at Fernwood are well-supported by our highly skilled team of pastoral staff.  We want all students to have a sense of belonging and feel like they are known, understood and part of the ‘The Fernwood Family’.  Students are placed in form groups when they join us in year 7 and have contact with their own form tutor every day. We strive to ensure continuity of pastoral support wherever possible. 

If you require any further information please get in touch with us via our reception team who will be very happy to help with your enquiries. 

Chris Gell
Head Teacher




The Fernwood School
Goodwood Road, Wollaton
Nottingham, NG8 2FT

0115 9286326