Farnham Heath End School

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Farnham Heath End School
Type Academy
Headteacher Nick Phillips[1]
Location Hale Reeds
51°13′55″N 0°47′01″W / 51.23199°N 0.78348°W / 51.23199; -0.78348Coordinates: 51°13′55″N 0°47′01″W / 51.23199°N 0.78348°W / 51.23199; -0.78348
DfE number 936/4052
DfE URN 139486 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 900
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
  • Owens
  • Austen
  • Brunel
  • Nightingale
Website www.fhes.org.uk

Farnham Heath End School is a mixed coeducational secondary school with academy status, located in Heath End, Surrey in south-east of England, with roughly 900 pupils.


In April 2013 the school gained Specialist Mathematics and Computing College status. The school also has "Healthy School" status and is also accredited as an "Investor in People". It is on a rising roll and in February 2011 was rated by Ofsted as a "Satisfactory" school. The initial part of the report stated:

Farnham Heath End School is providing a satisfactory and improving quality of education. The many strengths in teaching contribute to it being good overall.[2]

When Ofsted visited the school in 2012, they marked it as a "Good" school, improving on the previous standard.

On 11 February 2011 the school management became embroiled in controversy as they informed parents of the death of a pupil during a PE lesson by text message.[3]

Senior Staff[edit]

Name Position
Nick Phillips Head teacher
Shirley Austin Deputy Head Teacher
Leigh Cole Assistant Head Teacher
Julia Fairhurst Assistant Head Teacher
Jack Marsh Assistant Head Teacher


The houses are named after famous people:[citation needed]

Name Colour Named After Head of House
Austen Green Jane Austen Mr Ian Maynard
Owens Blue Jesse Owens Mr Peter Hyland
Brunel Purple Isambard Kingdom Brunel Ms Joanne Carpenter
Nightingale Red Florence Nightingale Ms Bethany Lawson

Houses were introduced in 2008


Notable alumni of the school include Carole Hersee who holds the longest television appearance in history at 70,000 hours, Joel Freeland, a professional basketball player and Kylie Grimes a paralympic wheel-chair rugby player, author Keith A Pearson, and Jann Turner author of Heartland and Southern Cross, who was Head Girl c. 1980.


  1. ^ "Headteacher's Welcome". 
  2. ^ http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/files/1967681/urn/125248.pdf Ofsted Report
  3. ^ http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/2087437_parents_told_of_pupils_death_by_text_message

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