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Parents are a mix of locals, Londoners and forces families – all hugely supportive of the school. ‘Farleigh creates very unique children,’ said one. ‘The kids are really grounded and unspoilt. They are taught that the most important thing is to be kind.’ Another parent concurred. ‘In this day and age Farleigh does something remarkable...’

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A leading co-educational IAPS boarding and day Prep School for children aged 3-13 situated in 70 acres of beautiful parkland in the Test Valley of Hampshire, just over an hour from London. Boarding and day pupils alike benefit from excellent teaching and pastoral care of the highest standard in a warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, supported by a large number of resident staff. The school's Catholic identity, which is caring and values each and every individual, encourages enquiry and produces confident, open and thoughtful young people. The broad and stimulating curriculum is complemented by extensive opportunities for sport, music, drama and art. Farleigh pupils thrive in an environment where they begin to discover who they are, develop interests and find their talents. ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since 2004, Father Simon Everson BA cert theology (50s). Educated at Caterham School and then spent a year working as an auxiliary nurse. ‘It was the most formative year,’ he says. His parents weren’t churchgoers but he studied theology at Leeds Collegiate, followed by a three-year certificate in theology awarded by the University of Oxford. He spent 13 years as an Anglican curate and vicar in south London, first in Rotherhithe and then in Kennington. ‘I couldn’t have enjoyed it more,’ he says. ‘The people were so warm and welcoming.’ He took a keen interest in local schools (he was chaplain and governor of Archbishop Michael Ramsey Technology College in Camberwell) and when the opportunity to become senior chaplain at Hurstpierpoint College came up he jumped at it. Following his conversion to Catholicism he...

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Special Education Needs

Due to the nature of learning, all pupils require support at some time in their school life, whether it is educational, social or emotional. Support for our young learners includes literacy, numeracy, study skills, gross and fine motor skills, access to word processing, support with organisation, ELSA for years 1–5 and FEIPS (Framework for Enhanced Individual Pastoral Support) for year 6 upwards. In school, the learning support team works with the staff, both individually and through INSET, so that they too feel informed and supported in working with all aspects of special educational needs. Our support for learning includes the use of educational psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, plus a child psychotherapist and a play therapist who work in the areas of social and emotional development. The ISI inspection report of 2013 remarked, ‘Pupils with SEND benefit from excellent support. Identification of their additional needs is efficient with prompt screening and appropriate help provided. Where necessary, pupils are provided with an up-to-date individual education plan. The school keeps track of all their progress through careful monitoring and record keeping. Support for pupils with SEND, those with EAL and those who are gifted and talented is excellent. Pupils with EAL or SEND make a high rate of progress.’

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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