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Welcome to Farringdon Community Academy’s website.


Farringdon is a school dedicated to improving the lives of young people in the communities of South Sunderland.  Our values, “Brighter Hearts, Brighter Minds, Brighter Futures”, are understood by all of our students, staff and parents. 

Thirteen of our Year 11 students have just returned from a visit to the Gambia.  Last week the students delivered a presentation about their visit – it was an emotional and educational evening!  It was clear that our students will carry Gambia in their hearts for a long time.  In spite of Christmas being just around the corner there is no let-up in the fundraising at Farringdon.  Yesterday afternoon volunteers spent 5 hours loading yet another container bound for The Gambia. 

Year 11 students have just finished an exhausting programme of practice exams as we seek to prepare them for the challenges of GCSE exams in the summer.  Parents can access revision guides and advice on the website or by contacting school (5536013).  Year 11 reports will be available from December 19th.

We had a very moving World War 1 commemorative week in November.  Our Remembrance assembly, as always, was beautiful with dance, song, video and readings.  We were also delighted to welcome East Herrington, Farringdon and Mill Hill primary schools for a special Remembrance event which you can read more about in the brilliant “Farra News” (link below).

On a completely different note we are all looking forward to the annual Staff Panto (“oh no we’re not!”) at the end of term.  It will be a fitting end to the term with Mr Earley performing in his final panto before his well-earned retirement.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

We look forward to working with you next year.

H. Kemp

Ofsted Inspection 2014

Ofsted Report September 2014 (pdf)
Parents letter home, Report 2014 (pdf)


Letter to Parents  (pdf)
School Inspection - a guide for parents (pdf)
Parent View Leaflet (pdf)
Parent View Poster (pdf)

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

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