Awards and Achievements

 Some of Our Awards and Achievements include

William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School has been recognised at the very highest of levels and is a National Support School (NSS) and our Headteacher is a National Leader of Education (NLE). NLE along with staff in their school  use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools. Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said: “It’s fantastic that heads like Mr Andrew Stones have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people, not just in their own but in other schools as well." “The aim of national leaders of education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,200 NLEs and we’re working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”

William Farr School is also honoured to be involved with the Prince's Teaching Institute. We are proud to work with an organisation that believes that all children, irrespective of background or ability, deserve a rich subject-based experience at school - both within and beyond the examination curriculum.

The Prince's Teaching Institute.www.princes-ti.org.uk/about/news/featured-school-william-farr-ce-school-opportunities-for-rigorous-study



The National Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting long-term initiative that is making a significant difference to the health and achievement of children. The school achieved the award for its approach to the physical and emotional well being of its pupils.

Artsmark is a national award scheme managed by the Arts Council England that recognises the school has a high level of provision in the arts. By gaining an Artsmark, William Farr has shown its commitment to the development of students and teachers in the arts.

William Farr was placed on the Ofsted Outstanding schools list in 2006 for providing an excellent quality of education across the full range of its work, and for high levels of pupil achievement.

In addition to the national recognition last summer we also received two letters from the SSAT congratulating us on our exceptional achievement in placing the school in the top 10% of non-selective schools in the country.

The SSAT kindly commented that: "William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing some of the best GCSE results in the country.","William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School should be congratulated for their stunning performance in adding value to their students’ achievements."

"William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at securing superb GCSE outcomes for their students. There is plenty that other schools could learn from William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School’s success."

These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person."

 

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.


William Farr CofE Comprehensive School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 20% of schools nationally for high average grades achieved by students and the top 20% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.

The school’s SSAT Educational Outcomes awards will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT, said:

‘It’s my great pleasure to commend William Farr CofE Comprehensive School on their excellent 2015 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at the SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration evening. I have the privilege of visiting a lot of schools and I am always impressed by the creativity of teachers in engaging and inspiring their students.

‘I hope that SSAT’s Educational Outcomes awards will highlight the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at William Farr CofE Comprehensive School. Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT’s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate William Farr CofE Comprehensive School on their achievement.’

William Farr CofE Comprehensive School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment.

The school’s SSAT Educational Outcomes awards will be presented at a regional celebration event held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT, said:

‘It’s my great pleasure to commend William Farr CofE Comprehensive School on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child.

‘SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at William Farr CofE Comprehensive School. A big thank you and well done to the pupils, staff and governors.’

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