Farlington School, Strood Park, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 3PN
RH12 3PN
01403 254967
350, Upper sixth 23
£2325-£5130 (Day), £7420-£8415 (Boarding), £7090-£8085 (Weekly)
The Headmistress

Founded in 1896, it is set in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Horsham. The main building, formerly a country house, is part Jacobean and part Georgian. There have been a number of recent additions, including purpose-built science and prep school buildings, a sports hall, a sixth form centre and a nursery. An excellent all-round education is provided and examination results are very good. A large staff permits a staff:pupil ratio of about 1:8. The music, PE, drama and art departments are very active. A good range of sport and games, with notable success particularly in riding, hockey and netball. It has an excellent record in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and the Young Enterprise Scheme.

Headmistress: Ms Louise Higson, in post from 2012. Educated at Manchester University (mathematics) and Manchester Metropolitan University (PGCE). Previously Deputy Head at the school, Head of Year at Croydon High School, Examinations Officer at Sir James Henderson British School, Milan, and taught at Calday Grange Grammar School for Boys Teaching staff: 40 full time, 20 part time.
GCSE: 47 pupils in Year 11, 81% gaining at least grade C in 5+ subjects (most in 8.5 subjects); 53% included English, maths, a science, a humanity and a modern language. A-levels: 23 in upper sixth, passing an average of 3 subjects, with a final point score of 332.
100% of sixth form leavers go on to a degree course (22% after a gap year), 10% usually to Oxbridge. 16% take courses in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science, 24% in science and engineering, 50% in humanities and social sciences, 10% in vocational subjects such as speech therapy, education, business.
20+ sports available including football, dance, judo, fencing, volleyball, swimming, rounders. From age 14, girls choose games or aesthetics pathway (eg aerobics, self-defence). GCSE and A-level PE may be taken. County representatives in hockey, netball and athletics; riding squad regularly competes at local jumping events and at NSEA Championships. Bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; community service encouraged in sixth form. Clubs include debating, chess, trampolining, choirs, Young Enterprise, art, drama.
Majority have own study bedroom or share with 1 other. Dedicated dining room. Varied weekend activity programme.
is run by Liz Huddleston, c/o the School.
Samantha Cross (academic publisher); Samantha Houghton (anthropologist); Angela Thorne and Jemma Powell (actresses).