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  • Farncombe Church of England Infant School
    Grays Road
    Farncombe
    Godalming
    Surrey
    GU7 3LT
  • Head: Mrs Andrea Simonsson
  • T 01483 424933
  • F 01483 419 463
  • E [email protected]
  • W farncombecofeinfantschool.co/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 7.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Surrey
  • Pupils: 142
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Open days: Please call to arrange a visit.
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 29th November 2022
    • 2 Full inspection 16th October 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 29th April 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Our Inclusion Lead focuses on meeting the needs of any children who require additional support. They support all teachers in creating inclusive classrooms and practices to enable all children to achieve well and reach their potential. We believe in ‘quality first teaching’ which looks at the learning needs of all the children in the classroom. At Farncombe we aim to personalise the learning for each child in our school; this is part of our mission statement. Where a child is finding school difficult, staff work together to consider how best to smooth the path to success. We take steps to ensure that all children are included and have access to the curriculum in the school environment. These include providing resources and adaptations to allow children to achieve and feel supported and happy in school. At times we will assist children with SEND in making friends and playing well with their peers. Activities, lessons and school life are adapted to ensure everyone can participate.

Interpreting catchment maps

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.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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.

Children get into the school from here:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


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