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Farlington School

Strood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PN

Farlington is an independent co-educational day and boarding school and nursery, providing an exceptional, all-round education for boys and girls aged 6 months to 18 years. The school is nestled in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the West Sussex...
Farlington School

Phone: 01403254967

Website: www.farlingtonschool.com

Head: Mr James Passam

Registrar Details:

Alexa Jackson-Moore
01403 282573
admissions@farlingtonschool.com

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Farlington is an independent co-educational day and boarding school and nursery, providing an exceptional, all-round education for boys and girls aged 6 months to 18 years. The school is nestled in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the West Sussex / Surrey border.

Notable Academic Facilities

Our aim is to instil within our pupils a long-lasting love of learning. We stretch the most able and support the least confident so that they each fulfil their individual academic potential.

Our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate report described Farlington as providing ‘an excellent curriculum with outstanding teaching.’ Our staff pride themselves on an ability to harness your child’s academic talents and their priority is to provide an education which challenges and inspires all pupils, irrespective of ability.

For a smaller school, Farlington offers an impressive range of subjects at both GCSE and A-Level, and results are consistently impressive. Whilst examination results are of course only one measure of a school's success, we are justifiably proud of what our pupils achieve at both GCSE and A-Level each year. In 2021, 71% of our Year 13 students achieved A* to A in their A-Levels, and 67% of our Year 11 students achieved 9 to 7 in their GCSEs.

In addition to our excellent academic results, Farlington achieves fantastic 'Value Added' results. In 2019, Farlington was placed 35th out of 4,470 schools and colleges in England when comparing 'Value Added' scores (progress made between the end of GCSE and the end of A- Level studies, compared to similar students across the country).

Every year, our Upper Sixth students are successful in gaining places at their first choice of university.

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

Just as you do, we want your child to achieve their very best at Farlington, but – more importantly – we want every pupil in our care to be happy. For this reason, the school has a very strong pastoral vision and a whole-school ethos geared towards wellbeing, promoting a positive and holistic approach to good mental health.

In practice, this means that we encourage an engaged and enthusiastic approach to life, from awareness of healthy eating, exercise and relaxation, to strategies on how to cope with the pressures of examination season. Wellbeing is a key topic discussed at School Council, allowing students a voice to raise concerns and ideas, along with regular surveys and meetings throughout the year to gauge students’ confidence and mood.

In recent years the importance of increasing resilience levels in young people has been highlighted and Farlington is proud to say that we are at the forefront of this initiative. As part of this we include the Penn Resilience Programme throughout the school as part of our Life Skills programme. The Penn Resilience 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.

For those pupils who do need extra support, our Tutor system, overseen by Heads of School, ensures that a tailored and individual plan, supporting and meeting the needs of that student, can be set up quickly and efficiently.

At Farlington, you can be confident that throughout their time with us, your child will be supported and encouraged to surpass their own expectations; staff will take time to really get to know and understand your child and will work with them to achieve their very best.

Advice For Parents

We appreciate that choosing the right educational setting for your child is a hugely important decision, whether you are looking for a nursery place, or a day or boarding place at school.

We are here to make your application to Farlington, from first conversation to first day at nursery or school, as smooth and as easy as possible.

The best way for you to find out whether Farlington School or Little Farlington (our new nursery, opening in September 2023) is the right choice – for your child, and also for you as a family – is to visit us.

Our door is always open, whether you choose to attend one of our Open Events or book an individual visit.

If you would like to attend an Open Event at Farlington School, please visit www.farlingtonschool.com/1099/visiting-farlington, where you will find details of our upcoming Open Events and be able to reserve your place.

If you would like to book an individual tour of the school, or register your interest in Little Farlington, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Admissions Team by telephone on 01403 282573 or by email to admissions@farlingtonschool.com.

We look forward to helping you and your child begin your Farlington adventure!

Typical Child

At Farlington, we welcome pupils with a broad range of academic abilities; what is most important to us is that pupils will be happy and successful with us, and will contribute to the life of the school.

Our success at public examinations each year shows that no matter what a pupil's starting point, a Farlington education can help each and every one of them to be the very best they can be. In 2019, the school ranked within the top 1% of schools nationally for 'value-added' (a measure of pupil progress vs start point), which clearly demonstrates the value that we bring to our pupils' academic achievement.

Of course, examination results are just one measure of success, and pupils who show potential to make positive contribution to the life of the school through sport, the arts, leadership and many other areas are equally prized and valued.

All children are assessed for entry into the school; whilst we are not only looking for academic high-fliers, it is important that all pupils are able to access the curriculum. Additional learning support is available for those who may need it, subject to assessment.

Notable Points

At Farlington, our aim is to enhance a pupil’s ability to learn, offering a curriculum that will be accessible and challenging to all.

The Learning Support Department acknowledges that each pupil is unique and so supports a tailored programme of study suited to the needs of the individual. The personal development of each pupil is also considered important and all members of staff are responsible for nurturing this aspect of school life.

If you have any queries about Learning Support at Farlington, or would like to talk to a member of staff about your child's needs, please contact Alexa Jackson-Moore, Admissions Manager, by telephone on 01403 282573 or by email: admissions@farlingtonschool.com.

Leavers' Attainment

Farlington students consistently achieve outstanding results at GCSE and A-Level. In 2022, 45% of A-Level grades awarded to Farlington students were A*-A, and almost a third (28%) of GCSE grades awarded were 9-8. In 2019, our Value Added results placed us in the top 1% of schools nationally.

Leavers' Destinations

Our Sixth Formers achieve strong grades and many go on to receive offers from Russell Group and Oxbridge universities, as well as places on renowned courses at art colleges and other universities.

We are very proud of the broad range of university destinations of our recent Year 13 students. To see the wide range of subjects that they have chosen to study, please visit: www.farlingtonschool.com/1113/university-destinations.

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Day & Boarding

Setting: Countryside

Total Pupils: 345

Ages Covered: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Gender: Co-ed

Gender (sixth form): Co-ed

Religious Ethos: Christian

Opening Date: 01/01/1896

SEN: Limited range of SEN support

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Drama scholarship, Arts scholarship, Sports scholarship, Armed forces discount, Bursary, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 3+, 4+, 5+, 6+, 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+, 13+, 16+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin

Curriculum:

  • British
  • Early Years National Curriculum
  • GCSE
  • A Level

Recreational Space:
Extensive sports facilities on campus