About Us

Ferndale was originally built as a separate infant and junior school, however, due to the expansion of Swindon (north of the railway line) a larger site was acquired in Ferndale Road in 1905. The new infant school opened in 1907 and just before the Second World War, additional buildings were added to the site.

In 1946 the school was reorganised as separate infants and junior schools.  The junior school was extended in 2005 and in 2008 the schools merged to form Ferndale Community Primary School.

In September 2015, we opened our own on-site nursery, designed to take children from 2 years old. In February 2016, the school became an Academy and joined The Blue Kite Academy Trust. We are now known as Ferndale Primary and Nursery School. We are a two-form entry primary school with one additional class in KS1, bringing the total number of pupils to 450.  We have 15 classes, two in the Foundation Stage, five in KS1 and eight in KS2.

We are a slightly larger than average primary school.

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CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    Foundation Stage Teaching Assistant

  • Location

    Swindon, Wiltshire

  • Posted

    19th February 2024

  • School

    Ferndale Primary and Nursery School

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    The staff and governors of Ferndale Primary & Nursery School are offering an exciting opportunity to join our dedicated team. We wish to appoint an outstanding Teaching Assist ...

Values and Ethos

Vision Statement

"Fundamental to the ethos of the school is meeting the needs of pupils and helping them to develop and to achieve"  - Ofsted January 2019 

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Together, we believe that:

Ferndale Primary and Nursery School is a vibrant, friendly place where the children are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in teaching skills, sharing knowledge and building special memories that children will take with them through the rest of their lives. We believe that through inspirational teaching, determination, a lot of love and a lot of laughter, the children in our school can achieve their greatest potential, regardless of their starting points in life.

We believe in teaching, modelling values and preparing them for life in the 21st Century and we believe that in doing so, we will give them a solid foundation for their future, allowing them to reach for the stars and beyond.

"This is a school with a collaborative and inclusive culture" Ofsted January 2019

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Our staff believe:

In a school where we celebrate diversity, creativity and curiosity, where the staff are happy and relaxed and enjoy learning just as much as the children do, where inspirational environments and activities enthuse and enrich the learning experiences creating confident, resilient and independent learners for life.

"At all levels, colleagues feel valued and supported. They feel that their views are listened to and respected."  - Ofsted January 2019

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Our children believe:

In a school that makes them feel safe and happy, supported by adults who are friendly and kind and do lots of crazy things. They want to learn inside and outside in a colourful and fun environment and use exciting new technologies to explore the world around them.

"Children are nurtured and supported very effectively, so they thrive and succeed." - Ofsted January 2019

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Our community believe:

In a school that is the heart of the local community and offers stimulating extra-curricular activities that support our children in becoming independent. We want a healthy school, where the behaviour is excellent and the children have a desire to learn.

"Staff work hard to forge productive relationships with parents and carers, recognising that these are essential in supporting pupils to succeed"  - Ofsted January 2019

Talent Pool

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Working For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!

Working for The Blue Kite Academy Trust

We believe our schools should be vibrant, friendly places where the children are at the heart of everything we do.

We believe in teaching skills, sharing knowledge and building special memories that children will take with them through the rest of their lives.

We believe that through inspirational teaching, determination, a lot of love and a lot of laughter, the children in our schools can achieve their greatest potential, regardless of their starting points in life.

We believe in teaching, modelling values and preparing them for life in the 21st Century and we believe that in doing so we will give them a solid foundation for their future.

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