MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR BUSY FAMILIES
At Farlington, we recognise that one size does not fit all, and we work hard to provide a flexible provision for our pupils and their families.
Whilst you may not have previously considered boarding as an option for your child, our flexible boarding options can provide a handy solution for busy working families - see below for more information about weekly, flexible and occasional boarding.
We offer a number of 'wraparound care' options, to help ensure that everybody's day is as stress-free as possible. You can drop your child at school for breakfast, and students in Year 5 and above may stay for a light supper with the boarders at the end of the day, easing the parental burden of racing to pick up.
To make Farlington accessible to day pupils who may live a little further away, we run a network of school buses - these routes are frequently reviewed and more information can be found on our School Transport page.
FLEXIBLE BOARDING PROVISION
Boarding at Farlington can be as flexible as you need it to be. Many flexi boarders stay in school for one, two or a few nights per week on the nights when they have a busy schedule of after-school activities, or simply to ease domestic arrangements for the rest of the family. Flexi boarding can be arranged on a week-by-week or term-by-term basis. Occasional boarding can also be arranged if spaces are available.
For pupils who live closer to the school, there is the option to become a weekly boarder. This enables students to go home at weekends, fully immersing themselves in school life during the week. Many students see this as a ‘best of both worlds’ option, allowing them to concentrate on their studies, extra-curricular activities and friends during the week, then spend a day or two with their family at the weekend.
Alongside weekly and flexi boarders, we also have many full boarders, who remain at school throughout the term, ensuring there is always plenty going on at weekends too!
Please see our Boarding section for more details.
We offer a number of 'wraparound care' options, to help ensure that everybody's day is as stress-free as possible. Children may be dropped off at school for breakfast, and those in Year 7 and above can even stay for a light supper with the boarders at the end of the day, easing the parental burden of racing to pick up.
Reception to Year 6
7.30 - 8.00: Breakfast Club (£2 per day)
8.00 - 8.15: Early Birds (free of charge)
15.20 - 16.30: Prep Club (free of charge) OR extra-curricular activities (may be chargeable depending on activity)
16.30 - 17.45: 'Extended Day' supervision (£7 per day)
Year 7 to Year 13
7.30 - 8.00: Breakfast Club (£2 per day)
15.45 - 17.45 (Weds/Fri): Prep Club (free of charge) OR extra-curricular activities (may be chargeable depending on activity)
16.20 - 17.45 (Mon/Tues/Thurs): Prep Club (free of charge) OR extra-curricular
activities (may be chargeable depending on activity)
17.45 - 19.00: 'Extended Day Plus' supervision (£3 per day, includes supper)
We are delighted to offer a private minibus service to and from Farlington. Please visit our School Transport page for details of current bus routes. Please note that routes are subject to availability and may change depending on demand.
We would be very happy to organise transport to and from Horsham Station (approximately 10 minutes' drive from the school) so that Senior School pupils may travel by themselves.
Horsham Station is 50 minutes by train from London Victoria.
We are always very happy to consider alternative transportation requirements, so please contact the Finance Office on 01403 282564 or via email if you would like to discuss options.
THE BENEFITS OF AN ALL-THROUGH SCHOOL
Many pupils join Farlington in the Lower School, continue on to the Middle School and the Senior School, and from there to the Sixth Form. There are many benefits to an all-through school - transition between phases is seamless as pupils get to know staff, routines and facilities. Likewise, staff get to know the pupils in their care - their personalities, needs and personal situations - and many of our staff will comment on the joy they derive from watching the students develop over the course of their time with us.