Farmor’s School was founded in 1738. The original school building still stands in Fairford
Farmor's became an Academy in 2011. This means that we are an independently run state school.
We have a portfolio of speakers and mentors who work with our students and support them as they take the step from school into the big wide world.
Striking and beautiful artwork adorns the walls around the school.
Year 9 students visit the WWI battlefields each year as part of their history studies.
Year 10 history students visit places such as the Reichstag, the Berlin TV tower, Checkpoint Charlie and the DDR museum which help them to deepen their understanding of 20th century history.
We pride ourselves on a calm and orderly school
The Centre offers a quiet work environment for those additional times.
Our mountain expedition club, Far Moors, has completed the Welsh, Yorkshire and Lake District Three Peaks Challenges
Our students learn how to cook and about the importance of nutrition.
Last year we were winners at the Rotary Stem tournament at Cirencester College in both the KS3 and KS4 categories
We have large numbers of students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold Level.
We have recently been awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag for our work in school to protect our environment
We have close links with our neighbours, the Ernest Cook Trust, an educational charity. Some students spend time learning craft skills from their expert staff
St Mary's Church in Fairford was built in 1497 and has a unique set of medieval stained glass windows. It is the focus of our annual World On Your Doorstep project for Year 7.
We are lucky at Farmor's to have two huge fields. We use them for PE lessons and for lunch and break during the summer months.
Our school magazine captures the wide range of wider learning opportunities students have at Farmor’s
We have our very own poly-tunnel. Students grow, market and cook the produce.
Three Heads of School are elected from the Sixth Form. They work closely with the Headteacher and represent the school at important events.
We run a homework support session every lunchtime .
Our House System creates a sense of belonging and healthy competition. Year 11 prefects help to lead our house system.
At Farmors, we strive to appreciate and celebrate the rich diversity of languages. For European Day of Languages, we celebrate the rich tapestry of languages which make our continent so special.
This subject is unique to Farmor's. We teach students about the rich history of the English language, from Old English to the modern day. Students learn how and why language evolves and about the diverse range of influences on how we speak.
Our well stocked Library is at the heart of our school. We love reading for pleasure and reading to develop our subject knowledge
Farmor’s is located in the stunning South Cotswolds. The market town of Fairford and its surroundings provide excellent opportunities for fieldwork and historical research.
Every student in years 7, 8 and 9 has the option to book a locker to save them from carrying around heavy books
We enter the UK Maths Team Challenge every year and many of our students achieve the highest awards.
We have a newly refurbished Music suite. We have a range of music clubs and put on concerts each year.
We are very proud of our PE uniform, which students wear for PE lessons, clubs and fixtures.
Photography is a very popular GCSE and A level subject. One of our year 8 students won the Rotary KS3 Photographer of the Year competition with this photograph.
Y12 and Y13 students visiting one of CERN's research labs in Switzerland to get a firsthand experience of experiments that are trying to answer life's big questions
Students have space to relax and spend time with their friends.
Last summer we raised over £4000 for the Winnie Mabaso Foundation which we visited on our sports tour to South Africa in 2019. We visited again in 2023.
We love our sport at Farmor's. There are many clubs to get involved in. Some of our students do a different club every day. We win lots of local, regional and national competitions.
We have an annual sports day where our houses compete for the House Cup and many school and other records are broken.
We have two dedicated study spaces: the Library and the Sixth Form Learning Resources Centre.
The numbers of students who regularly come to our clubs and represent us in our teams is outstanding and we are blessed with some outstanding individuals and teams.
Intimate, character-drive pieces are our drama speciality. Recent productions include Matilda and Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Our school uniform was introduced in 2015. Older students wear the school blazer and there are special ‘gold ties’ for prefects
Each year our year 7 students enjoy a residential trip. This year they were camping in woods near Enfield.