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Primary School

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Fernhurst Primary School.  We are a caring, nurturing school situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, working in partnership with them and the other schools in the Trust.




Here at Fernhurst, pupils are at the heart of everything we do.  As a school we base our mission statement and ethos around the UNICEF Convention of the Rights of the Child and are thrilled to have achieved our Silver Award.  We expect all pupils to show respect and care for each other and we aim to provide an inclusive and holistic learning experience which inspires physical, moral and cultural growth as well as striving for academic excellence.  We believe that inspirational teaching will enable pupils to challenge themselves to be the best that they can be and that great learning is delivered through a stimulating and exciting curriculum.  Learning should be about lighting a fire of exploration, imagination and inquisitiveness.

We have strong, supportive community links and work in partnership with parents and our local community. 

We have access to a wonderful forest school that enhances pupils learning within the wider world, as well as a range of extra curricular opportunities with a particular focus on music and sports skills.

We are proud of our school, children and staff and we hope you enjoy exploring our website.  If you can’t find the information you are looking for, please do get in touch and let us know.

We look forward to working with you and enabling your child to be the best they can be.

Mrs Gill Richardson