The Federation of Farnham and Rickling Primary Schools

Through faith and nurture, we thrive. ‘Life in all its fullness.’ JOHN 10:10

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Through faith and nurture, we thrive.  

'Life in all its fullness' John 10:10  


On behalf of myself, the Governing Body, staff and children, I would like to welcome you to The Federation of Farnham and Rickling. We are really proud of our vibrant, happy and successful schools. 


We are very proud of our two schools that make up the Federation. They are charming village schools situated in beautiful rural Essex, both with outstanding views of the countryside and both of which form the heart and soul of their respective villages.

Our Schools provide a caring, supportive environment for children to develop a love of learning and respect and understanding for others.


Our vision is that all pupils will thrive through faith and nurture.  As a community we agreed that 'Life in all its fullness' from John's gospel was a fantastic motto for our school. Life in all its fullness means that we live a varied and full life full of learning, growing, helping, reward, joy, excitement and caring for each other. At school we aim to help each other to learn how to do this.  It is not always easy to live life in this way and so we help each other with the challenges that come along the way.  As a Church of England School we also look to Jesus to help and guide us.


Each child is treated as an individual, with individual needs and abilities, and everyone is encouraged to try to achieve their best and to have high aspirations.

Our schools enable children to become self-confident and resourceful individuals, with a broad and varied skill set, in readiness for the next step of their schooling journey. 


The schools share the same vision, values and ethos, which are nurtured in our small school environment.

We hope our website provides you with a valuable insight into our schools and gives you all the information that you are looking for. If you require further details, please feel free to contact either school directly.

I am supported in my role as Headteacher by a dedicated staff and governing body. 

Please do get in touch if you would like to visit our schools.


Mrs Tracey Bratley BA(Hons) PGCE




Farnham CofE Primary School

Rickling CofE Primary School

Farnham, Bishop’s Stortford

Hertfordshire CM23 1HR

Rickling Green, Saffron Walden

Essex CB11 3YG

Telephone: 01279 771339Telephone: 01799 543274

Office Manager: Mrs Debbie Haddad

Office Manager: Mrs Rachael Rielly



To request any information on this website in paper form or to contact either school please get in touch with our office managers as stated above.