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Farleigh School

Boarding 3-13yrs
Type: Pre-Prep, Prep
Pupil Numbers: 450 (220 boys, 230 girls)
Entrance Procedure: Currently, assessment is only required for entry into the Kindergarten or Pre-Prep to ensure that, if the child has any special educational needs, the School can meet their needs. Children entering Year 1 or Year 2 will be invited to attend an informal taster/assessment morning. Transfer to the Prep school is not automatic but it is safe for parents to assume that pupils will progress if they have not heard by the end of Year 1. Children not in the Pre-Prep seeking places in the Prep school take an initial assessment prior to being offered a place. This ‘get to know the child session’ includes reading, spelling, vocabulary and maths, in order to provide an indication of potential ability, and is administered by our Learning Support team. No preparation is required and thus past papers are not available. Places for pupils who require ongoing learning support are dependent on the current numbers receiving input and are therefore subject to availability. For children who may require l
Fees per term: Kindergarten: £1,860 (for five sessions - additional sessions at £359 per term) | Pre-Prep: £3,720 | Year 3 day: £6,400 | Years 4-8 day: £6,775 | HM Forces boarding (years 3-8): £7,495 |Year 3 boarding: £7,605 | Junior boarding Years 4-6: £7,495 | Senior boarding Years 7 & 8: £8,810 | Flexi-boarding (per night): £50

Head's Up

“Farleigh School is a place of energy and spirited enquiry. Children of all abilities thrive in the warm and safe environment which values every individual, offers countless opportunities and prepares them for senior school and beyond. Farleigh pupils grow in confidence and in kindness, discovering qualities and interests that will enrich them for the rest of their lives.”

Fr Simon Everson

As parents we love...

  • Pastoral care – when you go to school, it’s written all over their faces: these children are happy, and that is of No 1 importance to a parent.
  • Fr Simon’s unique position as a priest, husband and parent gives him a great understanding of all aspects of life, which makes him a good listener and a fantastic Headmaster.
  • The music department is exceptional. All the children get to participate in concerts, both on a large and small scale. Children learn to be inspired by the better musicians whilst feeling that they also have a role to play. In the Art Room too – a creative genius art teacher includes all. I could go on and on…!

As pupils we love...

  • Fortress Farleigh, the play area in the grounds which feels like an adventure playground.
  • The Summer Soirée – the open air concert in the summer where the children cartwheel and giggle between performances whilst helping themselves to everyone’s picnics.
  • Farleigh friends are friends for life

What makes us different

  • Outstanding value-added academic and social outcomes for children of all abilities with successful transition to leading senior schools due to excellent preparation.
  • Every year, about a third of Year 8 pupils gain awards to prestigious senior schools.
  • A third of pupils in the prep school board, so the place is always buzzing! The Junior Boarding House has recently been beautifully redesigned with new beds, furniture and stunning soft furnishings.
  • New purpose-built Music School with a stunning recital hall, music classroom, recording studio, sound proof ‘rock’ room and 12 practice rooms.
  • Stand-alone, purpose-built Pre-Prep block, offering wrap-around care, 7.30am-6.00pm, with its own recently expanded and enhanced playground, which includes an outdoor stage with seating, multi-use games area, enclosed sand pit and ‘water wall’.
  • U12A (current U13) netball team are the IAPS National Champions and the U13 boys rugby team were unbeaten in their 5 years and 55 matches.
  • Public speaking, poetry recital, drama and debating strong; Farleigh pupils are regular winners at external debating and public speaking competitions.
  • Flood lit all-weather pitch and tennis courts mean after school sports and activities continue throughout the year.
  • As well as the adventure play area, Fortress Farleigh, there is a dedicated outdoor classroom in the woods, and the new Forest School enhances pupils’ learning.
  • Local minibus transport service and escorted transport to London.


Open mornings held twice a year (see below), or call or email the Registrar: Sarah O’Rorke Tel: 01264 712838 Email: sororke@farleighschool.com
Red Rice, Andover, Hants SP11 7PW
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