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Ferndown First School data

Ferndown First School is located in Ferndown and falls under the local authority of Dorset. This mixed-sex primary school has 342 pupils, with a capacity of 390, aged from five up to nine, and the type of establishment is community school. The school has 17 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £35,218. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 14th September 2010 resulting in a good rating.


Ferndown First School contact details

AddressFerndown First School
Mountbatten Drive
BH22 9FB
HeadteacherMrs Joanne Di-Pede

About Ferndown First School

Phase of EducationPrimary
Type of EstablishmentCommunity school
Admissions PolicyNot applicable
Statutory Low Age5
Statutory High Age9
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterDoes not apply
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNo Special Classes


Census Date16th January 2020
School Capacity390
Number of Pupils34288% capacity
Number of Boys17351%
Number of Girls16949%
Free School Meals (%)16.7%

Where is Ferndown First School?

Street AddressMountbatten Drive
PostcodeBH22 9FB
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Organisation ID1108108
Ofsted RegionSouth West
Deprivation Index3

Ferndown First School Ofsted Report

This table compares the Ferndown First School Ofsted reports from 14th September 2010 (ITS357389) and 5th February 2008 (ITS311330).

Inspection numberITS357389ITS311330
Inspection typeS5 Inspection
Inspection type groupingS5 Inspection
Event type groupingSchools - S5
Inspection start date14th September 20105th February 2008
Inspection end date15th September 20106th February 2008
Publication date4th February 20113rd March 2008
Overall effectiveness
Requires Improvement
Outcomes for pupils
Requires Improvement
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Requires Improvement
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Requires Improvement
Personal development, behaviour and welfare
No Judgement
No Judgement
Early years provision (where applicable)
16 - 19 study programmes
No Judgement
No Judgement
Ofsted Last Inspection4th May 2016
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Ferndown First School

Total Number of Teachers17
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)15.1
Total Number of Teaching Assistants14
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)9.8
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff5
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)2.7
Pupil:Teacher Ratio20.3
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£35,218

Ferndown First School administrative data

Establishment NameFerndown First School
Establishment Number2020
Unique Reference Number113667
Local AuthorityDorset
Local Authority Code838
Previous Local AuthorityPre-LGR 2019 Dorset
Previous Local Authority Code835
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeX999999
Government Office RegionSouth West
District CodeE06000059
WardFerndown North
Parliamentary ConstituencyChristchurch
Urban/Rural DescriptionUrban city and town
Middle Super Output AreaEast Dorset 009
Lower Super Output AreaEast Dorset 009E

Ferndown First School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date23rd September 2020
Reason Establishment OpenedNot applicable

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Child Care FacilitiesNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Offers Tuition by Another ProviderNot applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable


Trust flagNot applicable
School Sponsor flagNot applicable


Federation flagNot under a federation

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10068707
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Ferndown First School geodata


Nearest schools to Ferndown First School

SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Ferndown Middle School
Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, BH22 9UP
Middle deemed secondary127m
Ferndown Upper School
Cherry Grove, Ferndown, BH22 9EY
Parley First School
Glenmoor Road, Ferndown, BH22 8QE
Hampreston Church of England Voluntary Aided First School
Hampreston Village, Wimborne, BH21 7LX
West Moors Middle School
Heathfield Way, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0DA
Middle deemed secondary2.6km
Oakhurst Community First School
Shaftesbury Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0DY
West Moors, St Mary's Church of England Voluntary Controlled First School
Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, BH22 0JF
Portfield School
Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP
Not applicable3.4km
Hayeswood First School
Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 2HN
St Catherine's Catholic Primary School, Wimborne
Cutlers Place, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 2HN