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South Farnham Educational Trust

About Us

The continual pursuit of excellence

Welcome to South Farnham Educational Trust. We became a Multi-Academy Trust in 2015, having been a converter Academy since 2011.

At the moment the Trust consists of three schools. These are:

  • South Farnham School consisting of 870 pupils from 4 – 11 years is situated on two sites, one in Menin Way and the other in The Bourne. It is an ‘Outstanding’ school, a National Teaching School and the Accredited Body for the Surrey South Farnham SCITT. South Farnham is the designated Academy Sponsor.
  • Highfield South Farnham School, a one-form entry primary school with a Nursery, catering for children from three years. After working with the Trust it has become an ‘Outstanding’ school with a rapidly growing reputation for high-quality  provision.
  • The Raleigh School, a popular two form entry primary school in the semi-rural village of West Horsley. Following an Ofsted inspection in December 2017 it has also moved to an 'Outstanding' school from the previous  'Good' judgement, it is a primary school consisting of 436 pupils from 4-11.

The two recent Ofsted inspections have now judged all these schools within the Trust to be 'Outstanding' providers of primary education.

We also have two associate members of the Trust - St Mary's C of E (Aided) Infant School in Frensham and Nyumbani  in Kenya.


  • To create a group of schools that have a shared commitment to ensuring the highest possible outcomes for their children.
  • Through close co-operation children, parents and teachers will share professional expertise, training opportunities and facilities to ensure that the whole is greater than the part.
  • To create a learning  environment where the highest possible standards are a feature of all schools.
  • To establish a shared understanding of what works and a reflective, research based approach to school improvement.
  • To celebrate and develop the uniqueness of each school within the MAT family of  schools.