South Farnham School

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South Farnham School
South Farnham School.jpg
Established 1861 (Bourne School)
1938 (South Farnham School)
Type Infants and Primary Academy
Headteacher Sir Andrew Carter [1]
Location Menin Way (main site)
School Lane (The Bourne site)

Students 180 (infants)
532 (juniors)
Ages 4–11

South Farnham School is a coeducational school 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.


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.


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.


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]

  • Liza Goddard, TV and Stage Actress
  • Megan Vaughan, Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, University of Cambridge
  • Jane Silverthorne, Deputy Division Director, Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation, Washington DC

South Farnham Primary School[edit]


  1. ^ "Stephen Sutton, Daniel Day-Lewis and Angelina Jolie on Birthday Honours list". BBC News. BBC. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Netball Team Success". South Farnham School. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 

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