Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary school has an extensive history, stretching back to 1744. Sir Henry Fermor’s wishes, in his last will and testament, “… to build a church and charity school…in Crowborough…for the very ignorant and heathenish” were realised, and the present vicarage then schooled the first mixed ages intake of around 20 Children. As the numbers grew, so did the school house until eventually the school children were relocated across the green, on our current site.
SHF is now a very well established school in the community and serves a wide area. As an academy school, we are part of the Tenax MAT (Multi-Academy Trust), which includes Bennett Memorial Diocesan Secondary School in Tunbridge Wells and eight Primary schools across Kent and East Sussex.
We are extremely proud to say that we are a rapidly improving school – graded ‘Good’ in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS in 2019. We work very closely with the local community including the other schools, nurseries, charities and churches; enjoying particularly strong links with All Saints. Our collaborative relationship builds a very strong partnership, enabling spiritual development of our whole family at Sir Henry Fermor.
Our securely embedded motto – ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve’ is underpinned by Jesus’ teachings in the parable of the lost sheep – the belief that no matter how far we may stray, no one is left behind. We seek to inspire everyone, both children and adults, so that they want to achieve the highest of standards and know how to get there. We also believe that there are no ceilings on what our staff and children can become, as we are known and valued by a loving God. Lastly, we expect excellence from all - all should aim high, show love, care and respect so we all flourish.
Sir Henry Fermor enables everyone to succeed; as Jesus teaches through the parable of The Lost Sheep: no one is left behind. Inspiring children and adults, believing in God at the heart of all we do, through Christ’s love and guidance; all in the Sir Henry Fermor family flourish, achieving fullness.
We warmly welcome all visitors to our school, whether you may be a prospective parent/carer, you are considering volunteering as a reader or swimming helper, or indeed would just like to soak up some of our extensive bygone years, by visiting our fabulous history wall. Please drop by during term time or contact our office team on 01892 652405 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you. Alternatively, you may want to browse our website to understand a little more about us – a window into how we live at Sir Henry Fermor CE School.
Sacha Strand, Headteacher