Farlington School
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Primary & Secondary
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Independent School

How Does The School Perform?

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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects

Secondary Data
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A level average point score
Average A level result
Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
Boarding Type
Scholarship Status
Day Fees Per Term
Pupils with SEN support

Leaver Destinations


Co-educational nursery

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Preparatory school

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Strood Park
RH12 3PN
01403 282573

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School Description

Founded in 1896, Farlington School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school and nursery, providing exceptional, all-round education for boys and girls aged 6 months to 18 years. Located on the West Sussex/Surrey border, Farlington School enjoys a location that is both idyllic and convenient, just 25 minutes' drive from Gatwick Airport and within easy reach of central London and the South Coast. We are very proud to be the only all-through co-educational independent school in the Horsham area.

Farlington School Parent Reviews

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“Values are important”

It was immediately apparent from looking around Farlington that it is a kind school where values are important.
“A happy learning environment”

"My child is very happy at Farlington and it is obvious, even from the outside, that the learning environment is a very happy one."
“What a difference this school has made”

My child is given every opportunity to flourish at Farlington.
“Farlington has made a huge difference”

We could not be more delighted with Farlington and the direction the new leadership is taking the school. The difference the school has made for our children in such a short period of time is remarkable
“Beautiful grounds”

The grounds at Farlington are beautiful, and the wraparound care and transport offerings are great and immensely useful. The choice of extracurricular activities is impressive as well.
“Inspring Teachers”

Our child’s class teacher has really inspired our child in all subjects, and helped to develop a love of reading. It’s clear the class teacher is engaging, and providing a fun environment for our child’s learning.
“Friendly and kind”

Farlington has a friendly and kind approach to educating the children. In my experience, it creates an environment where every child is 'known'.
“Happy children”

My children are both very happy at Farlington, their strengths are recognised and the staff know their personalities and treat each child individually.
“A brilliant school”

Farlington is a brilliant school – all the staff are so loving and caring, and offer the best support to students whenever they can. My daughter enjoys her life as a boarder at Farlington so much
“Informative and useful Open Day”

We found the Open Day hugely informative and useful; it was a pleasure to get a feel for your facilities and approach to education. We are delighted that our son is registered to start at Farlington next September – the tour only solidified our decision.
“Our son is thriving at Farlington.”

Our son is thriving at Farlington. For us, the move has been positive in every way. Socially, he has formed wonderful friendships and his confidence has grown enormously. Academically, he enjoys the breadth of the curriculum taught and is really engaged in his learning. The community at Farlington is warm and inclusive and the setting is beautiful. We are very pleased with our son’s progress since joining two years ago.
“Blown away”

I am consistently blown away by Farlington School.
“Very Well Done All!”

The structure and timetable of lessons has been consistent and comprehensive. Apart from the loss of actual physical interaction between pupils, I don't think there has been any meaningful drop in the level or quality of education received via remote learning, which is quite a remarkable achievement by Farlington staff … Very Well Done All!
“Above and Beyond”

Staff at Farlington go above and beyond to secure the very best from the pupils in their academic performance.
“Exceeding Expectations”

On every level, Farlington exceeds my expectations.
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News, Photos and Open Days from Farlington School

Last update: 15 March 2024


We run a series of Open Events throughout the year and these are an excellent way to get a taste of life at Farlington – to meet staff and pupils, tour our grounds and facilities, and experience our exceptional catering.

For details of upcoming Open Events, please click below. Please note that advance booking is essential for Open Events – simply complete the short form on our website to reserve your place. We look forward to sharing our school with you!

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Students at Farlington School in Horsham, West Sussex, celebrated exceptional A-Level examination results, with 74% of grades awarded to Farlington students being A*-B; 84% A*-C; and a 100% pass rate. Particularly impressive is the school’s ‘value added’, with 83% of students achieving one grade above expected in at least one A-Level, and 21% of all grades awarded being two grades above expected.

Furthermore, 83% of these students have secured a place at their first choice of university, beating the national average. Farlington students will now go on to read a range of subjects at prestigious universities across the country.

Read what Penny Hart, Head of Senior School had to say here.


Farlington students also celebrate an increase in top GCSE Grades


Year 11 students at Farlington School in Horsham, West Sussex, celebrate stronger GCSE results than those achieved before the pandemic in 2019, with 21% grade 9; 35% grades 9-8; 54% grades 9-7; and 95% grades 9-4.

Farlington is exceptionally proud of all of its Year 11 students, not only those who achieved straight grade 9s and 8s, but also those who are celebrating achieving grades 4 to 7 through their hard work and endeavour.

Headmaster James Passam says, “I am absolutely delighted to see so many of our students fulfil or exceed their academic potential in what is a much more challenging examination context nationally.




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Farlington School, in Horsham, West Sussex, opened a brand new Wellbeing Centre at the beginning of 2024, giving students from the Lower School to the Sixth Form a safe space that promotes a sense of calm and reflection.

"The opening of our new Wellbeing Centre represents a milestone in what has been a community project for Farlington, led by the generous efforts of our fabulous PTA,” says Headmaster James Passam.

Students are able to enjoy a wide variety of wellbeing activities in the centre, including guided meditation, ‘Morning Mindfulness’ and ‘Woodland Wellbeing’. Drop-in counselling sessions are open to all students who may need a chat, and there are after-school sessions for staff including yoga nidra (yogic sleep), blissful aromatherapy, reiki and sound healing.


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We celebrate individuality and encourage pupils to be true to themselves, helping them to develop resilience and self-worth. Teachers meet pupils at their point of need, challenging and supporting them to strive for personal and academic excellence


Confidence leads to participation and participation leads to success. We encourage pupils to breach familiarity, discover their strengths and recognise opportunity. Horizons are limitless.


Within our community, every pupil is valued as an individual and each contributes in their own unique way to our happy environment. We recognise the value of a strong partnership with parents so that we can work together to achieve every child’s potential.

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Farlington School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.