Farrago is the school newspaper which is written and produced by the students for the students. The aim is to cover both school and local news, including topical articles, reviews, interviews, competitions and forthcoming events.
At William Farr School we often use a variety of multi media to enhance learning. Full length films or clips from films are used as part of this provision, the choice of these films is professionally made and entirely for their educational impact. The films or clips used will predominantly be within the appropriate certified age for the students being shown the film. However, on occasions the school deems it appropriate to show clips from films that fall outside this range. Following the guidance posted on the British Board of Film Classifications website these films clips have been discussed with the Headteacher and the Governing Body and for each clip the decision of its educational benefit has been taken.
If you do not wish your son or daughter to view a film clip then please contact the school in writing and we will ensure that they are not present when the film is shown.
As an Academy, the financial procedures are governed by the Governing Body approved School Finance Policy which has been developed in conjunction with a document approved by the ESFA. This document is reviewed annually. The school is subject to financial audit at the end of the financial year with quarterly income and expenditure is reviewed at monthly Finance Governing Body Committee meetings at the termly full governing body meetings and an interim audit(s).
A number of non-teaching and teaching staff have qualifications in basic first aid. Staff with more advanced qualifications and who attend regular refresher courses are the designated First Aiders and are directly responsible to the Headteacher. All other staff refer to the designated First Aiders who maintain records of pupil injury and treatment or action taken. All PE staff are trained to deal with normal sports injuries.
In order to qualify for Free School Meals families must be in receipt of either Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers’ Allowance. Please contact Mrs Askew in the school office for an application form. All information is treated in confidence. Alternatively you can apply at https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals.
Pupils who qualify for free school meals are entitled to financial support with respect to school trips and peripatetic music lessons. Parents should approach Mrs Grant, Assistant Headteacher, in confidence.