Ferndale Community School


Context and background to case study Our school had the lowest attendance figures in RCT and sat in Q3 when compared to similar schools. The data reflected significant improvement over 4 years (87% - 91%) but there was a cohort of students for whom existing strategies had little effect. The eFSM […]

Ferndale Community School & Maerdy Primary School – Attendance Cirlces



School context and key issues Ferndale is the smallest comprehensive secondary school in Rhondda Cynon Taff, (RCT) with 670 pupils. The school is situated in a valley with high levels of unemployment, following the closure of three mines in the area. Some 38% of pupils are eligible for free school […]

Ipsos MORI – Closing the Gap: Ferndale Community School



Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in KS2 Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Reduce the gap – vulnerable pupils School(s) or partnership name: Ferndale Community School (Tylorstown, Maerdy, Darran Park & Penrhys Primary). Name of lead person: Heather Nicholas & Nicole Jones Role of lead person: Head teacher; Achievement Leader […]

Ferndale Community School – Transition Fortnight



Title of case study: Raising Standards in English and Maths Area(s) of focus: Improve pupil outcomes in KS3 Improve pupil outcomes in L2+ School(s) or partnership name: Ferndale Community School Name of lead person: Richard Owen Role of lead person: Assistant Head – line Manager Maths/ English Lead person e-mail […]

Ferndale Community School: Raising Standards in English and Maths



Ferndale Community School has been working in partnership with local garages, after identifying a local need for students to become skilled in motor vehicle maintenance, as one of the very few employment opportunities in the Rhondda Fach. They liaised with local garages to identify the qualification required for employment within […]

Ferndale Community School – Partnership Working with Local Garages