WILLIAM FARR CE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
William Farr School Web Site
Admission Appeals Panel Members
Do you like to make a difference? Do you consider yourself fair and impartial?
If you think this describes you, the school is seeking volunteers to sit as panel members to hear its
This successful school is currently oversubscribed
in most year groups. Those making unsuccessful applications for places in the school have a right of appeal
to an independent panel. Panels are totally independent of the school and made up of a variety of people.
The panels consist of 3 members and sit several times a year during term time.
Members act in a voluntary capacity and hear individual cases. Full training will
be provided. No previous experience is necessary. Appointments are made by the Governing Body. Panel members
are unpaid but may claim for travel expenses.
Panel members are either:
Lay members –
people who have not been involved in the running of a school or teaching in one (although school governors or volunteers in
schools may be used)
Education members – people with experience of
education or the educational conditions in the area or who are the parents of a registered pupil at another school.
Please note that people, who have a connection
with William Farr, would not be eligible to be panel members, as their ability to act impartially could be questioned.
Application forms and further information can be obtained from the Clerk to the Governing Body at the above address.
Farr Church of England
Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3JB
Tel: 01673 866900
Fax: 01673 862660
William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School
"William Farr Church of England Comprehensive
is one of the best schools in the country at outperforming expectations for their pupils and improving their future prospects.
There is plenty that other schools could learn from William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School's success."
- Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT
Farr C of E Comprehensive School aims to provide the highest quality of education whereby everyone is encouraged to strive
for excellence in all that they do and each student is known, valued and achieves as an individual. We will know that we have
achieved our vision when:
Every student has the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding
through a broad and balanced curriculum Every individual is confident and behaves in a way that reflects the Christian principles
on which the school was founded.
Everyone knows they are valued.
William Farr Comprehensive
School is a Church of England school for 11 - 18 year olds, located in the village of Welton, near Lincoln. It was opened
in 1952 on the site of the RAF Dunholme Lodge, a WW2 bomber station, which had been bought for £600 in 1946 by William
Farr, the vicar of Welton. The school was named after him when he died in 1955. It acquired comprehensive status in
1974, and Grant Maintained status in 1992 - a scheme that was later abolished by the Labour government - and in 2000 William
Farr signed up for the latest education initiative and attained Technology College status. It is also an associate school
of the University of Lincoln. In 2001 William Farr achieved the distinction of having the best comprehensive school A-level
results in England.
In 2006 William Farr received an outstanding award in every category in an OFSTED inspection,
the best in the country. In 2007 the school changed it Specialist Schools ad Academies Trust status to a Science College and
added the additional distinctions of being a Leading Edge School and A Raising Achievement and Transforming Learning school.
William Farr School is proud of its reputation for academic excellence and the high standards and expectations shared
by all staff and pupils. We aim to provide a broad and balanced programme of study by which all pupils of whatever aptitude
and ability can reach their highest standards of academic achievement and levels of qualification in public examinations and
We recognise that pupils mature academically at different times and that their interests
change. We are concerned that pupils maintain as comprehensive a study base as possible and our curriculum is specifically
designed to prevent over specialisation. In this way our pupils can keep their post 16+ options open.
During the time pupils spend at William Farr the academic curriculum is organised to guide them into those subjects
where they will develop the greatest sense of achievement and the best examination results.
organisation of subjects in each year may vary because it has always been school policy to allow individual
Department and their staff the professional freedom to decide the most efficient way to teach their particular discipline
from Year 7 to Year 13 and the GCSE and A level examinations.
Academic work is but one part of
the `whole curriculum' at William Farr. It is essential that parents join the staff
in ensuring that pupil attitudes
to their studies are supported by the school systems of welfare, guidance and care. The development and outlook of pupils
are enhanced further by active involvement in the many ‘extra curricular' activities on offer at William Farr.
A summary of each subject's curriculum is given below and we would emphasise to
parents that they should always be aware that each year is not separate and isolated but part of a five or seven year integrated
programme of study.
The result of the emphasis on quality and discipline can be measured by the
consistency of examination success shared by all pupils at all levels of ability. In 2012, 77% of our entry gained 5+ GCSE‘s
at grades A*-C including English and Maths, (the National average was 54%); and at A level, an average point score of 361
points per pupil.
DFE Performance Tables.
Hackthorn C. of E. Primary School
We had quite an emotional end to the summer term this year, what with one of the biggest groups of Y6 leavers saying
goodbye – more than half of whom had been with us since reception. Not only that, but for the first time in many, many
years, we have been left without a set of twins in school. Some say that this might have been one of the reasons that Mr Oyston
decided to retire at the end of this year too, because it would have meant inventing some new visual gags for the annual production!
Incredibly, some 60 pupils and assorted adults managed to plan his leaving ‘do’ at William Farr, in complete
secrecy, including rehearsing songs and shooting videos. Apparently he had no idea what was in store until he was being driven
into the car park where he spotted two pupils keeping a lookout near the entrance, but even so, nothing prepared him for the
standing ovation he received from the throng which had gathered in the hall to wish him well. A thoroughly entertaining evening
was enjoyed by all, particularly when the man himself stood up to tell us his life story to round off proceedings –
a stand up routine worthy of Edinburgh!
Our thanks go to William Farr School for
allowing us to use their facilities, and particularly the staff at ‘Will’s Diner’ for staying behind to
provide refreshments for everyone at the end.
However, for all the impact which Mr O has
had during his 20 years at Hackthorn, he has always been the first to point out that has never been a ‘one man band’
and so the rest of us are now looking forward to exciting times ahead under the guidance of Mrs Appleby who is taking over
at the beginning of term.
It will soon be time for parents to start thinking about
choosing that all-important first school for children who are due to start in September 2015. We will be organising some activity
days soon to give you an opportunity to see our school in action and allow your child to experience what we have to offer
at first hand.
It is more important than ever that you come and see yourself what we have
to offer, because, for the foreseeable future, the only route into the school will be via reception now that all our other
year groups are oversubscribed.
Contact the school
on 01673 860295 to arrange a visit or to request a School Brochure, or have a look round our website at www.hackthorn.lincs.sch.uk
This term at we are looking at travel
and different places the children may have visited either at home or far away. This has involved us looking at maps of
England and the World and discussing different modes of transport. It has had us talking about different foods from around
the world and in the next few weeks we will be tasting the children's favourite dishes and introducing
some new foods for them to try. We have set up our role play area as a travel agents and we are going to be busy making postcards.
Last week we had our annual parents evening which was very
successful and had great attendance. In the next few weeks we will be moving away from our paper based learning journeys and
over to online journals ready for September. We are all very excited about this and can't wait for the parents to access
their children's books online.
We are also
preparing for the Dunholme Fete where we will be having a lucky dip stall to raise money for the pre-school to purchase some
new ICT equipment for the children and we look forward to seeing everyone there!
Gayle - Dunholme Pre-school
AREA COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Set in the Annex of the Dunholme Old School it provides education and
training for all in the community but primarily adults who wish to improve there personal or work place skills.
Area Community Education & Training
Only specialised courses will now be run in the future.
These will include.
The use of The Internet
Creating formal letters, forms, and graphics using Microsoft Word (2010 version)
Microsoft Excell (2010 Version)
Databases using microsoft Access. (2003 version)
Creating presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
All these courses will be delivered as One-Day Workshops on Saturdays.
For further information
01673 861172 or 07981
Fusion Dance for Adults
7.30 pm - 8.30 pm on Mondays
£4 per session
at Dunholme Old School Centre
Learn different styles including Swing, Bollywood, Jazz, Charleston, Street dance and many
other dance styles whilst having fun!
You won't find another
class like it! Participant 2011
Contact Lisa Hurst on 07890 545372 or email email@example.com for more information.
Former Students of William Farr School
Thank you to all those former students of William Farr who have contacted the school to say that they would be interested
in joining the new Alumni group .There has been a big response for which the school is very grateful.
The school is setting
up the Alumni group to help trace former students and also record what they have achieved in their careers and travels.
The school hopes to use these stories to inspire and guide current students in their university and career choices.
if you are a former student and you have a good story to tell or just want to join the group and meet up with old friends
please contact Mrs Jenni West at J.West@williamfarr.lincs.sch.uk . She will then get back to you with