<p >Farlington is an all girls’ school, day and boarding, for girls aged 3-18, with boys in the nursery.</p>
<p >Each girl is known and valued as an individual. Each girl is encouraged and supported to become the best possible version of herself that she can be. Each girl contributes uniquely to the happy, successful and purposeful environment of the School.</p>
<p >Farlington girls are confident, caring and creative. A Farlington education opens minds and opens doors. The ethos of the school – focusing on the individual, educating for confidence, celebrating success of all sorts, broadening horizons, teaching how to think not what to think, learning how to make decisions in a moral context – runs like a golden thread from the Nursery, through the Pre-Prep and Prep, through the Senior School and into the Sixth Form; and from Farlington Sixth Form, girls get into the universities and course of their choice.</p>
<p >Do come and visit us, speak with the girls and experience the ‘Farlington Factor’ yourself.</p>
<p>Louise Higson<br />Headmistress</p>
Affiliation GSA, IAPS, BSA
Scholarships & bursaries
Scholarships (Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Sport), awarded on entry at age 11, 13 and 16, carry a study grant paid directly to the scholar. 15-20% currently on scholarships. Means tested bursaries of up to 100% of tuition fees are offered for all prospective and current pupils from Year 5 upwards.
Head & staff
Headmistress: Mrs Jonnie Goyer, in post from 2006. Previously Deputy Head at Brentwood School. Teaching staff: 40 full time, 18 part time.
Uniform: School uniform worn except in the Sixth Form, who wear smart ‘office’ dress. Houses and prefects: Competitive houses. Prefects, Head Girls, Head of House and House Prefects, elected by staff and pupils. School Council. Religion: Church of England-based ethos: short religious assembly weekly. Social: Annual ball and discos. Organised trips; skiing holidays in Europe and North America, water sports trip to France, Wilderness Trust to South Africa. Upper Sixth allowed to bring own car to school.
High standards of behaviour are expected at all times with the emphasis on consideration towards others and the environment. A mutually agreed code of conduct is adhered to. Pupils and parents understand the sanctions in place which include: departmental detentions for unsatisfactory academic work, after-school detention for infringements of behaviour code, Saturday detentions for serious offences. Possession of smoking materials and alcohol, bullying or theft may lead to suspension or in some cases expulsion.
Any pupil found to be abusing solvents or possessing or using illegal drugs must expect to be expelled.
22% have own study bedroom, 45% share with 1 other; 33% in dormitories of up to 6. Qualified nurse on site 8am -6pm. Dedicated boarders dining room. Varied weekend activity programme.
Association of former pupils is run by Mrs R Monk, c/o the School.
Former pupils: Angela Thorne (actress), Jemma Powell (actress) Samantha Cross (academic publisher), Samantha Houghton (anthropologist)
Vive ut vivas
Please visit our website: www.farlingtonschool.net to view Farlington's latest inspection report (October 2004)