South Farnham School A GSG School
- South Farnham School
- Head: Sir A N Carter OBE
- T 01252 716155
- F 01252 718260
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.south-farn….surrey.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 4 to 11
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Surrey
- Pupils: 788
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 15th June 2012
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 19th September 2007
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Surroundings undeniably attractive. Infants – sensitively modernised Victoriana – cheerful interiors, disabled lift. Tardis-like, appears tiny at front, opens up to reveal idyllic wooded valley setting and generous running around space, veg garden producing harvest soup for all, sensory garden and – a rarity – heated...
What the school says...
South Farnham School stands on two attractive 11 acre (total) sites lying, as its name suggests, south of Farnham. The accommodation includes 5 libraries, a music suite 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 hard tennis courts and grassed sports fields and pavilion.
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.
South Farnham School was one of the first schools in England to be granted teaching school status a new designation entitling it to lead the initial teacher training and professional development of schools in their locality. Following an Ofsted inspection in June 2013, the school has once again been graded as 'Outstanding'. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 1988, Sir Andrew Carter OBE BEd, maths specialist (60s). ‘A complete character who runs a very tight ship and expects a lot from his staff,’ says one mother, though ‘Doesn’t expect to be called “Sir”,’ says another. Small screen star of BBC 2 head swap series and numerous educational programmes. Twinkly, avuncular, chatty and hands on. Fast on feet, moves in mysterious ways, one moment arranging chairs for assembly, the next shifting toilet blockage. Enjoys being out and about rather than confined to pin-neat, pleasant office. Approachable, all parents have home phone number - ‘Never misused’. Abolished answerphone, lines manned 8am to 6pm. ‘Why let children agonise about problems which can be sorted out quickly?’ Oozes understated authority from every pore, living embodiment of the word ‘dapper’ though trad exterior - sports jacket/parade...