Sara Hack - Principal

sara I am proud and honoured to have been appointed as Principal at Farney Close School, as of the Summer term 2019. I move into this position having been Head of Care since 1998 and Acting Head since September 2018.

I am a registered Social Worker and take on the role of Principal with 37 years’ experience of working with young people experiencing Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH), in a school setting.

I am completely dedicated to Farney Close and the young people that attend our school. I look forward to working with a hugely committed staff team to ensure that Farney Close continues to provide high levels of academic and social education, with each young person having the opportunity and support to be able to achieve their potential.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Dear Parents/Carers,

I thought I would take this opportunity to announce that as of now we are now running the Duke of Edinburgh award at Farney Close School. This is a completely new experience for the young people that we work with. The award has 3 awards Bronze, Silver & Gold and is open to pupils from year nine upwards. We currently have five young people enrolled in the award for this academic year and will be looking to expand on this from September. We have also been very fortunate that the Duke of Edinburgh award have granted us a start-up fund which has been greatly appreciated and gives us the ability to purchase some much needed outdoor equipment relevant to the award. We look forward to sharing the successes of the young people that attend Farney Close in the near future.

For more information please see the below link:

David Rainsford-Holt

Temporary Email Problems



Please note that currently we are experiencing problems with our internet connection, so we cannot receive any emails and have not been able to since 4pm on Friday, 5th October.

If your enquiry is urgent, please do phone the office which is fully manned from 9am to 5pm during weekdays.

We will update this message once our systems are up and running again.


Privacy Notice

The School Privacy Notice has been added to the website. You can view this document either on our 'Policies' page, or via the 'Privacy Notice' link on the right hand side of the main page.

This Privacy Notice sets out how we may obtain, use, process and store your personal information. and includes:

  • Making sure that information that we have on you is accurate
  • What data we collect about you, for what purpose and on what grounds we process it
  • How we collect your personal data
  • Who will we share your personal information with
  • How we keep your data and information secure
  • How long will we keep your data
  • What your legal rights in relation to the data and information that we keep on you are

Measles Outbreaks in the News Again

measels poster

We have been asked to pass this information on by the Immunisation TeamSussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Below is a pack of leaflets and information (various languages) for your information.

Measles Information Pack


September 2017 Term

New academic Year 2017

Please note that pupils return to school on Wednesday 6th September