The Ferrers School

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Ferrers School

The Ferrers School is a mainstream secondary academy for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, and there are just over 1,000 pupils on its roll.

We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their professional development and this is reflected in the fact that we are an enthusiastic team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice.  We are seeking ambitious candidates who are keen to develop further and, as such, are committed to providing excellent CPD for the development of staff.  We are striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on and passionate about learning.


Angela Smith

Values and vision

The Ferrers School motto is “Aspire, Achieve, Acclaim” and it is on these three values that its ethos is based. The school strives to instil the highest aspirations in each individual pupil and to help them gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. Teachers believe that all children can achieve their very best with the help and guidance of the school. Pupils are encourage to celebrate their achievements and those of their peers.

The secondary school hopes to send its pupils into the world as well-rounded individuals who are aspirational and high-achieving. The Ferrers School places value on learning, respect, punctuality, aspiration, celebration and success.

Why teach at The Ferrers School?  

The Ferrers School offers you:   

· a strong team environment that takes staff well-being seriously

· a dedicated Senior Leadership Team who want to see their staff progress and flourish in their career

· very supportive parents and a high standing in the community

· close and successful working relationships with our partner schools in our shared sixth form

 We have high expectations of staff, but we value them highly.  

Ofsted report

“Leaders have high expectations and ambitions for the school and have created an environment where students achieve well. The school’s focus on students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good and students are being well prepared for their futures and for life in modern Britain. Students behave well. They are smartly dressed and look after the school’s buildings and grounds. Attendance is above average.”

View The Ferrer School’s latest Ofsted report

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Address: Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 313411
What people say about us

“The Ferrers School is something rare: a community school where respect for one another and for learning is palpable to all who come into the school for the first time.”

- Kevin O'Grady, Deputy Headteacher