Students have space to relax and spend time with their friends.
Farmor's became an Academy in 2011. This means that we are an independently run state school.
Striking and beautiful artwork adorns the walls around the school. For some students, this is a way to express themselves and we nurture a talented group of artists.
Farmor's is located in the stunning South Cotswolds, in the market town of Fairford. The surroundings provide excellent opportunities for fieldwork and historical research.
There is no need for cash as all food purchases are made through our biometric system. Parents can also pay for trips online.
Our House System creates a sense of belonging and healthy competition.
Our students learn how to cook and about the importance of nutrition.
Intimate, character-driven pieces are our drama speciality. Recent productions include Edward Scissorhands, Peter Pan and a Shakespeare Festival.
St Mary's church is 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.
Our school magazine captures the range of wider learning opportunities students have.
Farmor's Sport and Fitness is a community leisure facility owned and managed by the school.
Each year, a Head Boy and Head Girl is elected from the Sixth Form cohort. They work closely with the Headteacher and represent the school at important events.
Being a rural school, horticulture is in our DNA. This piece won an award at the Malvern's Flower Show and was the work of Year 10 students.
These cows are our neighbours in Fairford Park.
The first rule of homework club... is that it happens at lunchtimes every day.
Our Design and Technology Department employ laser-cutters to bring students' designs to life.
Every student at key stage 3 has the option to book a locker to save them carrying around heavy books.
Fairford market takes place every Wednesday. The town is a draw for Sixth Form students at lunchtime as they head for local coffee shops to buy lunch.
Our wonderful PTA, known as FoFs, raise funds to pay for one of our school minibuses.
Our music facility, full of the latest technology, is affectionately called the Pink Room (for obvious reasons).
Farmor's School opened in 1738. The original school building still stands.
When the sign is green, the field is open for football and picnics.
Our unique science block is one of the more modern architectural styles found at the school.
#YesUCan is a term coined by long-time maths teacher Dave Bowman who retired in 2017. Dave's work on promoting positive mindsets in maths has made it's mark in our school and many others.
Our Key Stage 3 Choir and Staff/Sixth Form Choir regularly perform at school concerts and the Christmas Carol Concert.
Everything runs to a tight schedule at Farmor's, with bells signalling lesson change-overs.
We have close links with our neighbours, the Ernest Cook Trust, an educational chariity. Students spend time learning craft skills from their expert staff.
Farmor's is known for giving visitors a friendly welcome. Reception is literally and metaphorically at the heart of the school.
The school library is a hub of activity every lunchtime. The well stocked shelves have something for everyone.
Each year, a committee of students produce the Year 11 Yearbook which captures valuable memories of their time at the school.
Year 7 artwork decorates our outdoor dining space.
This plaque in our Sixth Form reception commemorates those old boys from the school who lost their lives in the Second World War.
We punch above our weight in a variety of sports, as these trophies demonstrate.
This sculpture was commissioned by our Student Council in 2015.
The river Coln flows through Fairford and joins the Thames. Students can often be found wading through the river on field trips.
Students have the opportunity to study photography. Some have been successful in winning prizes in the Gloucestershire Young Photographer of the Year competition.
Textiles lessons are a firm favourite for many students.
We have two dedicated study spaces; the Library and the Sixth Form Learning Resource Centre. Students also find their 'home' in departments areas, where they are always welcome to study.
This imposing sculpture was created by a talented ALevel Art student and confronts all who enter the department.
Our memorial garden is on the site of what was once the school swimming pool.
Barely a night passes without our teams being out on fixtures, but team spirit goes well beyond the sportsfield.
Farmor's looks best in full bloom during the Spring.
An army marches on it's stomach, and the Farmor's stomach is mostly full of coffee and cake.
We have our very own poly-tunnel. Students grow, market and cook the produce.
Our mountain expedition club, Far Moors, has completed the Welsh, Yorkshire and National 3 Peaks Challenges in the last two years alone!
Good exams results are one sign of a good education, but are not the only thing we are here for. Farmor's maintains a healthy attitude towards the inevitable tests.
Unlike in many schools, nearly half our computing students are girls. Science and maths are popular options for girls at A Level too and we work hard to ensure that we challenge stereotypes about who should study subjects.
Our school uniform was introduced in 2015. Older students wear the school blazer and there are special 'gold ties' for Prefects.
When you combine all these elements you get a potent mix that makes Farmor's a great school.