Project Gambia

Project Gambia


Students travel to The Gambia

In December 2013, staff and students from Farringdon travelled out to The Gambia in Africa to work with the children,…

Farra News

Farra News

Farra News created by the students.

The latest edition (Christmas 2014) of the Farra news is now out, this and the previous issues can be viewed…

Students BBC News Report 2105

Students BBC News Report 2105

Students BBC News Report for a full day of school

Students took part in the national BBC News School Report, they spent the day gathering news from around school and…

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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.

The theme of Year 11 Community Day in January was certainly “Brighter Futures” as the students attended a Careers day at the Stadium of Light.  Students attended workshops led by Gentoo, Barclays, Newcastle University and Sunderland College as well as learning about traineeships and apprenticeships.  As part of the day each student attended an interview with a business partner – quite scary!!

We are active participants in Sunderland’s Work Discovery programme which is designed to help young people become more informed about choices after Farringdon.  So far our students have attended “Sector days” on Hospitality, Health, Retail and Business management.  And the focus on “Brighter futures” is not just for Year 11, Year 10 students have been taking part in the ESH group’s “Building my skills” programme which helps the students develop employability skills such as teamwork, interview techniques and CV writing.

Year 9 are also planning for their futures as they make their option choices this term.  There is lots of information on the website to help students decide on the right courses for them.

All students (not just Years 9, 10 & 11) have access to a brilliant website, U-explore, which has loads of information about every career you could imagine – log in and explore!

The future is certainly bright for any student at Farringdon!

We look forward to working with you next year.

H. Kemp

Ofsted Inspection 2014

Monitoring Inspection 13/1/15 (pdf)

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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