Farrer – committed to producing well-educated, skilled, flexible and caring young men
Since its inception in 1939, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School has earned an enviable reputation as the sole government day and boarding selective high school for boys in Australia.
Farrer is one of a handful of government Yr7-12 selective schools in the State, with entrance into the school in Yr 7 gained through the NSW selective schools test.
Set on 191 hectares of prime agricultural land 10 kilometres from Tamworth, Farrer also owns a 340 hectare farm “Brewongle” at Loomberah which is a base for its Angus breeding stud.
Farrer is committed to producing thinking, well-educated, skilled, flexible and caring young men, capable of confident and effective participation in society.
The provision of a safe and caring environment for our 600 students, both the boarding and day sections of the school, is of paramount importance.
The staff are dedicated to ensuring that life at Farrer is a happy and rewarding experience, making students feel ‘at home’ in their new environment. A strong welfare team is always available to give support and encouragement to the boys.
The ethos of Farrer revolves around students always giving their best in the wide variety of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities provided for them, with the emphasis on loyalty, respect, trust and responsibility being the basis for the many long lasting friendships and memories that are forged upon joining the Farrer family.
- Boarding Years Offered
- 7-12 Boys
- School Years Offered
- Number of Boarders
- Number of Day Students
- Number of Girls
- Number of Boys
- Religious Affiliation
- Tuition Only
- Nil, other than elective subject costs
- Boarding Only
- $12,873 p.a.
- Sibling Discount
- None offered
- Indigenous Scholarship Programme
- International Baccalaureate
- CRICOS provider
(Full Fee Paying Overseas Students)
- Periodic Scholarships offered via Farrer School Foundation
Open Day Dates
- 8:30am - 2.00pm