Basic Information & Location
Farlington was an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 4 to 18; And it is moving from being a girls’ school towards a fully co-educational school, from Reception through to the Sixth Form. From September 2020, Farlington is welcoming boys into Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10 and Lower Sixth.
It sets within 33 acres of beautiful parkland near the border of West Sussex and Surrey, just outside Horsham. It is a smaller school which creates a friendly, cohesive community. Students’ existing talents are honed and new ones are discovered here. Notable alumni include Alexandra Harris, author and professor, Jill Hyem, actress and British radio and television writer, Jemma Powell, actress.
Vive ut vivas – Live life to the full
Farlington offers an extensive programme for students to reach their potentials and to prepare them fully for the next stage of their educational journey. Small class size ensures both academic rigour and inspiration.
As for A-Level curriculum, there are traditional disciplines and practical-based subjects such as Media, Business and Drama & Theatre. A series of options enhancing independent learning skills are also available. In the Sixth Form, students will experience small seminar-style teaching groups which closely resemble the style of teaching students will receive when they move onto higher education.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Farlington offers two Boarding Houses for boys and girls; students have their own space in single or double rooms, while younger children live in dormitories. Boarders will experience a family atmosphere, comfortable communal areas, campus-wide Wi-Fi access, spacious study bedrooms, and all mod cons.
On school days’ evenings or at weekends there are different events. Creative trips such as ceramic painting, kayaking, climbing, abseiling and visiting theme parks, theatre or cinema.
In recent years the importance of increasing resilience levels in young people has been highlighted and Farlington is at the forefront of this initiative. It introduced the Penn Resilience Programme from September 2018. This programme is considered the gold standard of resilience training and aims to provide our students with the necessary skills to bounce back from the potential adversities that life may throw at them.
Extra-curricular & Personal Development
The school believes that lessons learnt beyond the classroom are as vital as those learnt within it. Considering the school size, its extra-curricular provision is extensive.
Farlington believes physical activity is crucial for mental wellbeing; its aim is for all students to enjoy participating and develop a lifelong love of exercise. Most sports are available as part of the curriculum already.
It also values Performing Arts and Music. The Drama and Theatre Department at Farlington is busy and thriving, boasting sell-out productions every year. There are also whole-class lessons on instruments such as recorder, ukulele and tuned percussion.