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  • Farmor's School
    The Park
    GL7 4JQ
  • Head: Matthew Evans
  • T 01285 712302
  • F 01285 713504
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 912; sixth formers: 225
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 21st September 2021
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 7th November 2017
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A great feature of the school is the wealth of foreign trips, mostly sports and language related - including destinations such as Ecuador, Paris, Berlin, Iceland and Russia as well as World Challenge trips to Bolivia and the Galapagos Islands - organised by enthused staff and, says the head, very well supported by parents. An impressive business teaching facility and very good, new science labs. All parts of the school are well ordered - no tatty displays - though possibly more could be done...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Matthew Evans, previously deputy head of the Henry Box School in Witney. Has won a national teaching award for achievements in enterprise education; his first leadership post was coordinating a school's business and enterprise specialism.


Has doubled in size over the last 10 years and now 'as big as we can get' – impressive, considering that the local demographic dip would have predicted a fall rather than a rise in school numbers. A fairly large catchment - some children travel in from the Wiltshire borders. Truly comprehensive - 'no selection of any description' - though all come with their Sats scores and are put in sets for maths, science and languages (not for English).

Five A*-C/9-4s at GCSE needed for sixth form, with B/6s preferred for A level choices,...

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