South Farnham School

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South Farnham School
South Farnham School.jpg
Established 2011
Type Academy
Headteacher Sir Andrew Carter[1][2]
Location Menin Way (main site)
School Lane (The Bourne site)

Farnham
Surrey
GU9 8DY[1]
England
Coordinates: 51°12′36″N 0°47′10″W / 51.210°N 0.786°W / 51.210; -0.786
Local authority Surrey
DfE number 936/2479
DfE URN 136888 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 757[1]
Gender Mixed
Ages 4–11[1]
Website South Farnham School website

South Farnham School is a coeducational academy[3] in Farnham, Surrey, England. It is located on two separate sites, with the Infants Section for children aged 4–7 at The Bourne site (formerly the Bourne Infants School) in the Lower Bourne, and the Junior Section for children aged 7–11 at the main school site at Menin Way.

History[edit]

The Bourne site (formerly the Bourne School)

The school was originally built in 1938 as the Farnham Girls' Grammar School, which was opened by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester in 1939 and closed in 1973.

In 2011 the Bourne Infants School merged with South Farnham School, and teaching now takes place on two sites. Reception through Year 2 (ages 4–7) are taught at the Bourne site, and Years 3–6 (ages 7–11) are taught at the Menin Way site.

Reputation[edit]

The school has a very impressive reputation, including significant contributions to Farnham's booming property market.[4] South Farnham has topped the state school exam league tables for many years.[4]

The school is also a teaching school, taking the project lead role in the Surrey South Farnham School Centred Teacher Training project.[5]

Clubs[edit]

Many activities and clubs take place at the end of the normal school day. At present a choice of over 30 out-of-school activities are available including choir, netball and football.

Facilities[edit]

The accommodation at South Farnham School includes seven libraries, a music suite and four practical rooms. There is an assembly hall, two studios, gymnasium, cloakrooms and changing rooms. The 7 acres (28,000 m2) of play area include three astroturf courts, grassed sports fields and pavilion.

Notable pupils[edit]

Farnham Girls' Grammar School[edit]

South Farnham Primary School[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "URN 136888 South Farnham School Summary". Department of Education Edubase. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Sutton, Daniel Day-Lewis and Angelina Jolie on Birthday Honours list". BBC News. BBC. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ South Farnham
  4. ^ a b Thorp, Caroline (20 Jun 2014). "Farnham in Surrey: market town's appeal for high-end buyers". Ft.com. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Surrey South Farnham School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SSF SCITT)". Babcock 4S. Pdate. Retrieved 30 December 2015.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Netball Team Success". South Farnham School. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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