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Headteacher Welcome

On behalf of the staff, students and governors, I extend a very warm welcome to our school.

William Farr is a fully inclusive, Church of England comprehensive school with a strong reputation and rich local history. The school was founded in 1952 by the local vicar, William Farr, after whom the school is named, and whose intent was that it remained a local school. Our Christian distinctiveness is at the heart of our ethos and values.

Our overarching aim is to develop students into well-rounded young people who have the skills and attributes to make informed choices, be responsible and principled citizens who are ready to take their place in the outside world. We achieve this through high quality teaching and learning and supporting children through excellent care and guidance where students are recognised and rewarded as individuals.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and an extensive range of curricular and extra-curricular activities together with wide range of educational visits to complement learning.

What is fundamentally important to us is that children who attend our school are happy, successful and enjoy their time here. They say students at William Farr never leave and that is very true as children here make friends for life. With careful nurturing from school and support from you at home, students demonstrate the Christian values which are contained deep within the spirit of the school. Students show respect, are tolerant, kind and offer friendship to one another.

We are very proud of our students and staff and look forward to welcoming you into our school community.

Jonathan Knowler
BA (Hons), PGCE, Dip.H.E, NPQH


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