Welcome to

Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form

  • Inspiring excellence.
  • Caring.
  • Encouraging.
  • Opportunity
  • Support
  • Enrichment

Browse our courses, hear from our students about what makes Ferndown Upper School so perfect for them, find out where they move on after they leave and begin your journey with us.


Applications for 2024 are now open, please contact Mrs Curchin (KerryCurchin@fernup.dorset.sch.uk) with any queries.

Meet The Team

Charlotte Juddery

Head of Sixth Form

Katie Raisbeck

Deputy Head of Sixth Form

Philip Jones

SLT Link for Sixth Form

Nadia Abdulgani

Sixth Form Pastoral Manager

Kerry Curchin

Sixth Form Administrator

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What makes FUS the place for you?

Hear from our students about what makes Ferndown Upper School perfect for them

Find out how our students move on and succeed

Did you know?

Any student who joins our Sixth Form and lives over 3 miles away can apply for a  £300 travel bursary.

Students from low income households may also be entitled to some financial support with the 16 - 19 Bursary.

Please read the following for more information: Ferndown Upper School 16-19 Bursaries Policy

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Open Evening

Thinking of joining us but unable to make our open evening this year? We created a virtual Open Evening in 2020 when we were unable to host parents and pupils. It is available for you to take a look around and we are excited for you to see our school, and experience what makes Sixth Form at Ferndown Upper School so perfect for you. 

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Outstanding A Level Results at Ferndown Upper School

Ferndown Upper School students found out their long-awaited A level results this morning. Having never sat formal exams before, they rose to the occasion and received an excellent set of results. They have been superb throughout the pandemic and have deservedly performed extremely well in their A levels.

Despite a national dip in results back to 2019 benchmarks, the school’s headline figures were improved upon its 2019 outcomes with over a quarter of the students’ grades being the highest possible. However, we would like to focus upon our students and their achievements rather than school headline results. Therefore, the Ferndown Family would like to congratulate all our students with special mention for the following:

Makayla Cox A*, A* & A*
Emma Clarke A*, A & A
Sophie Doswell A*, A & A
Danielle Teed A*, A* & B
Abbie Thompson A*, D* & B
Lewis Bennett A, A & B
Holly Berridge A, A & B
James Wilkinson A*, B & B

Headteacher Philip Jones stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank both the students and their teachers for all their hard work and dedication. This has been a very challenging year for the students, and they have responded brilliantly, we are very proud of them”.

Lewis Brown Photography – photo credit

Get in Touch

01202 871243 Ext. 227


Ferndown Upper School, Cherry Grove, BH22 9EY

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