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About us

Infant and Juniors

South Farnham School stands on two sites sitting, as the name suggests, south of Farnham. The infants are taught at the Bourne site and the juniors in Menin Way.

South Farnham School Stands on an attractive 7 acre site lying, as its name suggests, South of Farnham.

It was built to a high standard in 1938 as a girls' Grammar School and has been significantly modified for younger children in recent years.

The accommodation includes 5 libraries, a music block and 4 practical rooms. There is both an assembly hall, two studios, gymnasium, cloakrooms and changing rooms. The 7 acres of play area include 3 multi-use games areas, grassed sports fields and pavilion.

South Farnham is a Primary School taking pupils in the age range 7 to 11. We currently have 578 children on roll. They come from a variety of local schools.

Parents are able to state a preference for this school for their child irrespective of where they live unless the school is oversubscribed.

Most of the children move on to Weydon Secondary School when they leave at 11 years of age, although once again parents have the right to choose any secondary school.

We maintain close contact with Weydon to preserve continuity in our children's education.

The original victorian school building dates from 1875.

Significant extensions have been added over the last 12 years including a new hall which was completed in 2014. The school currently incorporates 9 classrooms, a library, several small rooms for group work, and a large studio used for dance, drama etc. Assemblies and activities such as P.E. and music are held in the new hall, which is also used at lunchtimes. School meals are freshly cooked on the premises.

The school has extensive grounds which include a dedicated Early Years play area, a large multi-use games area, an adventure playground, a grassed playing field and a Sensory Garden. There is also a small produce garden where the children can grow vegetables. We have an outdoor heated swimming pool, which is safely fenced off beside the multi-use games area, and this is used for lessons during the summer term.

South Farnham Educational Trust

Welcome and introduction

Welcome to South Farnham Educational Trust which is where like-minded schools can join together to harness the richness of diverse learning communities for the benefit of all pupils. We became a Multi-Academy Trust in 2015, having been a converter Academy since 2011.

At the moment the Trust consists of two schools.

  • South Farnham Primary School consisting of 788 pupils from 4 – 11 years is situated on two sites, one in Menin Way and the other in The Bourne. It is an ‘Outstanding’ school, a National Teaching School and the Accredited Body for the Surrey South Farnham SCITT. South Farnham is the designated Academy Sponsor.
  • Highfield South Farnham, a one-form entry primary school with a Nursery, catering for children from three years. After working with the Trust it has become a ‘Good’ school with a rapidly growing reputation for high-quality provision.

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Surrey South Farnham SCITT

Outstanding Primary Teacher Training

A primary Initial Teacher Training partnership graded by Ofsted in March 2014 as an 'Outstanding' provider in all areas. Nationally recognised within the DfE to be at the forefront of school based training through the effective delivery of School Direct programmes.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop outstanding school-led primary initial teacher training programmes, integrated with the Teaching School expertise that engages schools in the Partnership in leading the training of high calibre recruits to become outstanding members of the teaching profession in Surrey and its bordering counties.

Interested in training to teach?

We are Surrey’s largest school-led primary provider of initial teacher training with over 100 schools in Surrey and beyond. Our trainees are highly sought after and we deliver 100% employment every year. We have been named by the Good Teacher Training Guide 2015 as one of the top 10 teacher trainer providers in the country alongside other prestigious providers like Cambridge University (the only University to be ranked above us).

Surrey South Farnham SCITT currently has 108 trainees. A PGCE qualification is available to those who wish to pursue this M-level qualification (60 masters credits) with Roehampton University.

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Find us

Farnham, Surrey

South Farnham Infant School

School Lane
Lower Bourne
GU10 3PE

South Farnham Junior School

Menin Way