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 Source: Office for National Statistics, 2011 Census

Schooling in Ferndown, as in much of Dorset, is based on a 3-tier system of first, middle and upper schools. Ferndown Upper School is a co-educational comprehensive school for students aged between 13 and 19 years, with up to 320 pupils admitted each year from its feeder Middle schools in Ferndown, West Moors and Verwood. This School is renowned for Visual Arts as it has won the Arts Council Gold award.

Come and play greens that are nurtured, maintained and presented without compromise and set in a pristine environment. You'll find our 18-hole ‘Old Course’ and 9-hole ‘Alliss Course’ are both a joy and a challenge to play for golfers of every standard.       Read more about our courses.

The Ferndown Leisure Centre, situated next to Ferndown Upper School, has two heated pools, a sports hall, a fully equipped Gymnasium, Squash Courts and a rifle range as well as a power house suite.[11]

Swim the distance of the English Channel in the comfort of our pool. Swim as an individual, team, family, school or club and raise money for people with spinal cord injury. Read more

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The 2011 Census records 8,386 dwellings in Ferndown.Since 2011, a further 43 units have been built giving a total of 8,429. At March 2013 a further 138 units have permission and 200 are allocated in the local plan.

(Figures show SOA ranking out of 247 SOAs in Dorset with 1 being the most deprived)

Play the course that has graced former Major winners Faldo, Langer, Norman, Lyle, Jacklin to name but a few.     

Dorset County Council, Dorset Health Authority, Synergy Housing Association, Haskins Garden Centre, Marden Edwards, Keith Spicer Ltd, Sainsburys, Tesco.

Land Registry average prices (Prices may be affected by low number of sales). Figures relate to postcode sectors BH22 8, BH22 9

The Pure Drop in Ferndown is a friendly pub situated approximately six miles from Bournemouth and Poole and eight miles from the New Forest. We offer an extensive pub food menu served all day, every day and also are famous for our Sunday carvery and meal deals. The Pure Drop has a large pleasant beer garden for hot summer days and a roaring open fire for winter and whatever the weather, you will always receive a warm welcome from our friendly staff.

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30th Anniversary of the Peter Alliss Invitational at Ferndown Golf Club raises over £30,000 for Charity 9th September 2016

SOA - Super Output Area (minimum 400 households or 1,000 population)

Please see The Index of Deprivation, 2010 for detailed information and mapping. 

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The turnout was 42.5%, which is considerably higher than the average for first term BID ballots.

No matter how businesses vote or if they chose to abstain, the BID will work for the benefit of all businesses on the estates.

Experience this wonderful course for yourself and you'll soon understand why Rolex rates Ferndown Golf Club as in the world's top 3% of courses, while Top 100 Golf Courses ranked us 52nd in England in 2015. 


Source: ONS Claimant Count from NOMIS

Latest population figure (2012 Mid Year Estimates) for the town (Ferndown Parish) is 17,981

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Also there are large areas of woodland and heathlands around Ferndown including Holt Heath and Slop Bog. This heathland originally covered the entire area and up until the early 1900s covered many areas that are now residential. Also on many of the heaths and in much of the woodland there are many burial mounds and small ponds. However, recently Ferndown Heath, visible from King George V playing field, has been subject to several heath fires.

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The district has a relatively large elderly population (38.5% are aged 60 or above).[3]

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Please note: Due to the low prevailing level of offences, and the often sporadic nature of burglary, rates for small geographical areas can vary significantly from year to yearSource: Dorset County Council

The shopping catchment for Ferndown (major food shopping) extends under 2 miles in a N,S,E,& W direction. The population within the catchment is around 28,100 (mid 2001).

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"This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.