Welcome to Boarding

Farlington offers two friendly Boarding Houses; ‘Fishponds’ where our younger boarders (aged 8 to 13) are accommodated in cosy, home from home dormitories and ‘Mansion House’ where our senior girls have their own space in single or double rooms, and younger girls share in dormitories.

Once the busy school day is over, evenings are relaxed and fun, with a great sense of community. Our supportive staff are always on hand to help, lend a listening ear or discuss the day’s events. The day room has a large screen TV to watch favourite programmes and DVDs and every Friday is ‘movie night’ with popcorn! There is also a Wii and Wii Fit which make for lively and energetic entertainment!

Sue Powell
Head of Boarding

The best way to really discover what boarding at Farlington is like is to come and see for
yourself. To arrange a visit, please call Louise Mursell on 01403 282573 or email

Boarding Options

We have 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 us for ‘taster nights’ which are a great way for girls to experience boarding life first hand. We also offer flexi-boarding and weekend stays where girls are treated to a variety of activities and outings.



Term time boarding with two exeats a term



Sunday evening through to Friday



This allows pupils to stay up to 3 nights a week, on a regular basis, to fit in with family arrangements. For example, every Tuesday and Wednesday night.



Pupils stay for one or more nights as a one-off arrangement.

Short Term


An option mainly used for overseas visitors who may join for half a term.

Boarding fees per term (Prep 4 and above)

  • Weekly
    • Prep 4 £7,550 per term
    • Prep 5 £8,065 per term
    • Prep 6 £8,260 per term
    • Senior School £9,170 per term
  • Full
    • Prep 4 £7,980 per term
    • Prep 5 £8,495 per term
    • Prep 6 £8,690 per term
    • Senior School £9,600 per term
  • Flexi, Occasional and Short Term
    • Flexi and Occasional boarding is charged at a nightly rate:
      • £45 – up to 12 nights
      • £50 – 13-24 nights
      • £58 – 25+ nights of £58
    • For Short Term boarding fees, please contact the school.

Boarding Life

Boarding at Farlington is great fun! We are a small group which means you get to know everyone really well and your friends here become your second family. We all support each other and make sure the younger years are settling well and making new friends. There is always someone to give you advice if you need it and staff are available at all times to help with any concerns.

At the weekend there is so much on offer; creative trips such as ceramic painting, theme parks, visiting the theatre or cinema, active pursuits like kayaking, climbing, abseiling and the occasional opportunity for some retail therapy!