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Primary School

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to Fernhurst Primary School.

Fernhurst Primary School is a small school with big opportunities. We are proud of the range of experiences that we offer your children and are always striving to provide every individual with what they need in order to achieve their full potential.

Within the website you will see the words ‘Nurture, Explore and Achieve’. These are key aspects to life at Fernhurst and we ensure that children receive a range of hands on learning opportunities and we are proud of the successes our children have because of their time at school.

The children were involved in creating a set of key values which underpin the expectations within school; these are Stay Safe, Be Respectful and Always Try Your Best. 




We are proud of all of our academic achievements but also value the time we spend developing other skills and values, for example our Forest Schools programme, our outstanding music offer, extensive sporting opportunities and our pastoral support to all of our children and families. We believe in developing the whole child, supporting every aspect of their development, and celebrating their individual strengths.

We have successfully obtained our Silver Award as a Rights Respecting School with UNICEF and look forward to continuing our work towards the gold award. This means that we are good at embedding children’s rights into school life, considering social justice, fairness and developing our children as global citizens. We know that our children are well equipped for the next stage in their journey because of this work, alongside our other learning opportunities.

At Fernhurst, we are honoured to work in partnership with parents, the community, other Rother Valley schools and the University of Chichester Academy Trust. We believe that by working together we will ensure your children achieve their potential and broaden their horizons.

You will find a lot of information in our website but if there is anything you would like to know more about, or if you would like to arrange an appointment, please contact us.

We look forward to working with your children and with you to help your child ‘Nurture, Explore and Achieve’.

Mrs Jennifer Thornton