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  • Farmor's School
    The Park
    Fairford
    Gloucestershire
    GL7 4JQ
  • Head: Matthew Evans
  • T 01285 712302
  • F 01285 713504
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.farmors.gloucs.sch.uk
  • 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 Requires improvement 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 8th November 2017
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th June 2013
  • 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.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE Short Course)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Physics at an English Comprehensive School (Edexcel Certificates)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

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.

Academic matters

A comprehensive school taking the full ability range and achieving very good results: 49 per cent got 9-5 in both maths and English in 2018. At A level, average grade C+ in 2018. Sciences very strong throughout, as are languages (French and Spanish plus Latin at GCSE). Art and design students do extremely well at A level, as do English, business, sociology and media studies. A great strength is range of subjects - 24 at A level plus a handful of vocational subjects, including engineering. Specialist teachers for every subject.

Lots of enrichment...

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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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