Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School

Day and boarding school for boys since 1939

Telephone02 6764 8600


Principal's address

Established in 1939 and located in Tamworth NSW, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School has an enviable and well-deserved reputation as the sole public day and boarding agricultural selective high school for boys in Australia. Our campus is set on 191 hectares of prime agricultural land 10 kms from Tamworth.

Our school is based solidly in regard to the maintenance of our fine traditions and in the pursuit of excellence in all facets of school life in teaching and learning, welfare, agriculture, sport and cultural programs, providing opportunities to develop each student academically and physically to their full potential.

Farrer’s strategic directions include the ongoing development of a culture of academic success; the continued provision of a broad curriculum centred on agriculture and an emphasis upon whole school programs which encourage continuous improvement in life long learning.

The provision of a safe and caring environment within both the boarding and day sections of the school is of paramount importance to us, as it is this harmonious co-operation that is the best vehicle for student productivity and progress. It also forms the basis for the many long lasting friendships and memories that are forged upon joining the ‘Farrer Family’.

The strong links between the elements of this Farrer family are of immense importance. Our aim of “producing thinking, well educated, skilled, flexible and caring people” is very dependent upon the continued support, input and high-level communication between all members of our community – students, staff, parents and caregivers.

I encourage you to explore our website and you are welcome to contact our Enrolments Officer to arrange a tour of the school and to discuss enrolment procedures with her.