Farlington School

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Farlington School
Strood Park

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RH12 3PN

Coordinates 51°05′11″N 0°22′51″W / 51.08639°N 0.38083°W / 51.08639; -0.38083
Type Independent
Motto Vive ut vivas - Live life to the full
Established 1896
Founder The Misses Buller
Local authority West Sussex
Department for Education URN 126126 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Chair of Governors Sue Mitchell
Headteacher Louise Higson[1]
Gender Girls (and boys in Reception)
Age 4 to 18[1]
Enrolment 315 pupils[1]
Houses Cable, Cavell, Cheshire, Curie (Senior); Aylwood, Keller, Nightingale, Pankhurst, (Prep)
Colour(s) Blue
Publication Vive

Farlington School is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged four to eighteen in Horsham, West Sussex, England. Farlington was founded in 1896 originally in Haywards Heath but moved to its present site at Strood Green near Horsham in 1955. It is situated about 3 miles (5 km) west of Horsham. Farlington is affiliated to the Girls' Schools Association and the Independent Association of Prep Schools. The school also has a long association with the University of Chichester in the field of teacher education.[2]

The school

Farlington has approximately 300 pupils, and is co-educational in Reception, but currently girls-only from Year 1. The school is sited in 33 acres (0.1 km2) of parkland at Strood Park and Little Barn Owls also have a Nursery on this site. The Prep School is housed in the New Courtyard buildings and the Peto Building. Senior School accommodation includes the Jacobean Mansion House, Moberly Building and the Simpson Science block. The Sixth Form is located in the dedicated Sixth Form Centre.

For the most part, students attend as day pupils; however, Farlington also offers boarding from the age of 8, on a full, weekly or occasional basis. There are two boarding houses; Fishponds is the junior boarding house and the Mansion House is home to the senior boarders. The boarding community is both British and international.

Farlington's distinctive uniform features a French navy jacket embroidered with the school's 'clock tower' logo, and a blue and green tartan kilt.

The Senior School houses are all named after famous, pioneering women whose surname begins with 'C': (Mildred) Cable, (Edith) Cavell, (Sue) Cheshire, (Marie) Curie.[citation needed]


  • Miss Edith Buller, 1896-1898
  • Miss Charlotte Moberly 1898-1936
  • Miss Isabel Moberly, 1898-1942
  • Miss Effie Simpson 1942-1971
  • Mrs Mary Shewell, 1971-1974
  • Mrs Dorothy Khoo, later Harrington, 1974-1976
  • Mrs Olive Peto, 1977-1987
  • Mrs Patricia Metham, 1987-1992
  • Mrs Trina Mawer, 1992-2006
  • Mrs Jonnie Goyer, 2006-2012
  • Ms Louise Higson, 2012–present

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c d "URN: 126126 Farlington School". Edubase. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.aahorsham.co.uk/content/farlington
  3. ^ "Alexandra Harris - About". Alexandra Harris website. Retrieved 13 September 2017.


  • Farlington School Centenary 1896-1996 by Elizabeth Garrett

External links

  • Farlington School website
  • GSA website
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