About Farlington

Farlington is a school that values individuality, celebrates diversity and encourages girls to have the confidence to think for themselves, whilst emphasising the importance of tolerance, teamwork and collective responsibility. It is Farlington School’s goal that girls leave Farlington as well-educated young women with strong interpersonal skills and a broad range of interests. They will have the confidence to pursue their personal goals and to make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Farlington School is extremely proud of its consistently successful examination results throughout both the Prep and Senior Schools. In addition to striving for academic excellence, Farlington firmly believes in the importance of education in its broadest sense, and are equally proud of the girls’ achievements in sport, drama, art and music. Each girl, from Reception through to Sixth Form, is known and valued as an individual and contributes uniquely to the happy, successful and purposeful environment.

Boarding at Farlington School

Farlington School has a wide range of options to suit every family, whether you are looking for termly boarding or just an overnight stay whilst you are away. Prospective pupils are always welcome to join the school for ‘taster nights’ which are a great way for children to experience boarding life first hand. The school also offers flexi-boarding and weekend stays where pupils are treated to a variety of activities and outings.

Farlington offers two friendly Boarding Houses; ‘Fishponds’ where from September 2020 boys will be accommodated in a cosy, home from home environment and ‘Mansion House’ where the girls have their own space in single or double rooms, and younger children share in dormitories.

Once the busy school day is over, the evenings are relaxed and fun, with a great sense of community. The supportive staff at Farlington School are always on hand to help, lend a listening ear or discuss the day’s events. The day rooms have large screen TVs to watch favourite programmes and DVDs and every Friday is ‘movie night’ with popcorn! An exciting programme of trips and visits keep the boarders entertained at the weekend and boarders enjoy the beautiful grounds and wonderful facilities in the evening and at weekends too. There is also gaming, a Wii and Wii Fit which make for lively and energetic entertainment!


Type of School Originally girls only, accepting boys from 2020
School Address Farlington School, Guildford Rd, Strood Green, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3PN
Number of Pupils 300
Number of Boarders 50
Age Range 4 to 18 (boarding from 8)
Religious Tradition Church of England
Distance from Airports

Gatwick – 17 miles (20 minutes); Heathrow – 38 miles (50 minutes)

Distance from London

45 minutes by rail (Horsham to Victoria).