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  • Farlington School
    Strood Park
    West Sussex
    RH12 3PN
  • Head: Ms Louise Higson
  • T 01403 254967
  • F 01403 272258
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 310
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: £5,850 - £30,750 pa
  • Open days: Please visit our website to find out more about our termly Open Events, which are held throughout the year and are an excellent way to get a flavour of life at Farlington. At one of our Open Events, you will have the opportunity to meet staff and pupils,
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Farlington is an independent co-educational day and boarding school, providing exceptional, all-round education for boys and girls aged 4 to 18, located on the West Sussex / Surrey border.

Founded in 1896, Farlington School is nestled in 33 acres of Sussex parkland near Horsham in West Sussex, UK. Just 25 minutes' drive from Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of Central London and the South Coast, our location is both idyllic and convenient.

Formerly an all-girls' school, we began accepting boys in 2018 and will be fully co-educational by September 2021. We are very proud to be the only independent school for boys and girls aged 4 to 18 in the Horsham area.

At Farlington, our vision is to inspire our students to embrace learning in all its forms. We are a forward-thinking school where academic success and co-curricular achievement are valued equally. Every pupil is nurtured here, and encouraged to fulfil his or her potential whilst engaging with opportunity. No subject is considered off limits; no position of responsibility unattainable.

We are proudly and intentionally a smaller school, where each student is valued and where opportunities abound. Pastoral care is paramount, with the happiness and wellbeing of every student at the core of daily life. Farlington’s ‘can-do’ philosophy instils confidence in our students, enabling them to thrive as they go out into the world and shape their own future.

Our aim is to instil 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 School 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.

Please contact our Head of Admissions, Louise Mursell (01403 282573; [email protected]) to arrange a tour.
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At Farlington, our aim is to enhance a pupil’s ability to learn regardless of ability, offering a differentiated curriculum that will be accessible to all. The aims and objectives of the Learning Support Department is to offer support to pupils, to staff and to parents by responding to and providing for the individual needs of students as identified by the school.

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