South Farnham School

South Farnham School is a coeducational academy[2] in Farnham, Surrey, England. It is located on two separate sites, with the Infants Section for children aged 4–7 at The Bourne site (formerly the Bourne Infants School) in the Lower Bourne, and the Junior Section for children aged 7–11 at the main school site at Menin Way.

South Farnham School
Menin Way (main site)
School Lane (The Bourne site)

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GU9 8DY[1]

Coordinates51°12′36″N 0°47′10″W
Local authoritySurrey
Department for Education URN136888 Tables
HeadteacherMrs Claire Donnachie[1]
Age4 to 11[1]


The school was originally built in 1938 as the Farnham Girls' Grammar School, which was opened by Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester in 1939 and closed in 1973.

In 2011 the Bourne Infants School merged with South Farnham School, and teaching now takes place on two sites. Reception through Year 2 (ages 4–7) are taught at the Bourne site, and Years 3–6 (ages 7–11) are taught at the Menin Way site.


The school has a very impressive reputation and has topped the state school exam league tables for many years.

The school is also a teaching school, taking the project lead role in the Surrey South Farnham School Centred Teacher Training project.[3]


Many activities and clubs take place at the end of the normal school day. At present a choice of over 30 out-of-school activities are available including choir, netball and football.


The accommodation at South Farnham School includes seven libraries, a music suite and four practical rooms. There is an assembly hall, two studios, gymnasium, cloakrooms and changing rooms. The 7 acres (28,000 m2) of play area include three astroturf courts, grassed sports fields and pavilion.

Notable pupils

Farnham Girls' Grammar School

South Farnham Primary School


  1. "URN 136888 South Farnham School Summary". Department of Education Edubase. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  2. South Farnham
  3. "Surrey South Farnham School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SSF SCITT)". Babcock 4S. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  4. "Netball Team Success". South Farnham School. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
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