William Farr (C of E) Comprehensive School's vision is to provide all members of the school community with the opportunities to engage with 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10) through the highest quality of education, encouragement and endeavour. We are committed to striving for excellence and ensuring that all students are known, valued and can achieve.


Our core values are:

Compassion    Friendship        Perseverance 
Respect           Responsibility   Wisdom

Each value is associated with one of our Houses.

The students consistently attain high standards of grades, and their behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary - not only do they respect one another, but they have respectful and excellent relationships with all the staff.

Information for Prospective Parents and Students

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to host our usual whole school Open Evening in September. To allow prospective parents and students the opportunity to ‘experience’ our fantastic school, we invite you to look through our school website and watch the school video which encapsulates the wealth of opportunities students have to engage in life in all its fullness (John 10:10) through receiving the highest quality of education where students are known, valued and supported to achieve (our school vision). If any prospective parents and students would like to have a personal tour of the school, please contact the school on 01673 866900 to book an appointment. Please note that due to protection measures, we ask that there are no more than 3 people in the visiting party (including the child) and that face coverings are worn whilst on site.

 We look forward to welcoming you to William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School, where our core values of responsibility, respect, perseverance, friendship, wisdom and compassion form an integral part of our daily lives.

Jonathan Knowler                                                                                                                                                                                Headteacher


Please see the document below for clarification of religious affiliation during Church closures:

William Farr C of E Comprehensive School wins national award for performance

William Farr C of E Comprehensive School has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018 based on data from the Department for Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.

William Farr C of E Comprehensive School was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment.

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools for a range of key measures are awarded SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards. William Farr C of E Comprehensive School will be presented with their award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

“I am delighted that William Farr C of E Comprehensive School has won an Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises one important aspect of the school’s work but at SSAT we believe an outstanding school has deep social justice at the heart of its plan; it subjects that plan to constant challenge and innovation; and it liberates teachers to perform brilliantly in the classroom. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to students, parents, staff and governors.”

Other Awards for William Farr School in 2019-2020:

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