William Cobbett Primary School is a large primary set in the north of Farnham.

The junior site is accessed by Weybourne Road and the Infant site is accessed by Knights Road.

There are approximately 500 children across the whole school. In the Infants we have four classes; one YR class, one Y1 class and two Y2 classes. In the Juniors, there are three classes in each year group.

About Us


William Cobbett Primary School is a popular school in the north of Farnham, Surrey. We provide an interesting, stimulating and purposeful environment where children feel secure, cared for and valued.

At William Cobbett we aim to ensure every child reaches their full potential and develops an enthusiasm for learning that stays with them throughout their education and lives

There are 4 classes for the infants (ages four to seven). Our YR pupils are all taught together in our Early Years Unit. In KS1, we have one Y1 class and two Y2 classes.  Junior classes (ages seven to eleven) are organised within four single-age year groups and there are three parallel classes in each year group.

Within the school there is a Special Needs Support Centre, specialising in children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.  Some, according to their needs, integrate with the rest of the school for some of their work. These children enrich the life of our school.

William Cobbett Primary School is a popular, over-subscribed school. The success of our recent Ofsted rewards not only the excellence of our provision but our sustained excellence over a long period. This had made us a popular and happy school where we aim to ensure that every child can realise their full potential within a caring and purposeful atmosphere.

The school has a breakfast and after school club, called Allsorts, which provides wrap around care each day.

Our Ethos


Pupils at William Cobbett School are encouraged to develop a caring and respectful attitude to our school, the local community, our families and society as a whole.

Our values are:


Encouraging children to be truthful and teaching them to be able to distinguish between right and wrong


To act with self-discipline, taking responsibility for their own actions and understanding the long and short term consequences for themselves and others


To respect the rights and property of others


To be helpful and considerate to others

We also focus on the values of hope, friendship, happiness, tolerance, peace, courage and trust.

We aim to nurture:

  • Pupils who enjoy learning and are motivated to succeed.
  • Successful learners who make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives 
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

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