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When parents, many of them former pupils, talk of Fernhill the affection is apparent in their voices: ‘Fernhill is a warm, positive and supportive environment’; ‘Fernhill is a family; we are a small community with great parents’. Nursery children have their own forest kindergarten (we oohed and aahed at the photo album), where they do spades of outdoor activities – senior pupils were filled with nostalgia as they reminisced about their own memories of den building...

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What the school says...

At Fernhill School, we aim to provide a safe and secure environment where your child can achieve their true potential. We accept both boys and girls from nursery age and they are able to progress through both primary and secondary departments. We provide: small classes, a wide range of activities; excellent results; a beautiful environment; transportation from all major areas in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire.

The secondary department has classes in all major academic subject.

Financial assistance available. School bus service provided
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since September 2019, Mark Donnelly. Born and educated in Lanarkshire. Prior to teaching, he was a renowned classical singer and recitalist and has been the guest of many leading choral societies and orchestras, with performances in recital and oratorio taking him to the Barbican Centre and the Wigmore Hall, London, the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen and the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Internationally, Rome, Versailles, Salzburg, Beijing, Shanghai, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC can be added to the list. He is also founder and conductor of the Bothwell Philharmonic Choir.

But teaching and education increasingly beckoned and between singing engagements he worked in several local schools supporting their music curriculum, later leading to him being seconded to his local authority education service to develop the music curriculum....

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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