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SENIOR SCHOOL LIFE

The Senior School is welcoming and down-to-earth; pupils are free to be themselves, to explore their talents and skills, and develop their love of learning. Your son or daughter will soon be busy making new friends and discovering subjects that stretch their imagination.

Our core pastoral values of integrity, endeavour, compassion, resilience and contribution are at the heart of daily life and create a happy, purposeful environment.

TIMINGS OF THE SENIOR SCHOOL DAY

8.00am

Early Birds

8.30am

Registration - Form Time / Assembly

9.00am

Lesson 1

9.45am

Lesson 2

10.30am

Break Time

10.50am

Lesson 3

11.35am

Lesson 4

12.20pm

Lesson 5

1.05pm

Lunch

2.10pm

Lessons 6

2.55pm

Lesson 7

3.40pm

Lesson 8 (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday)

4.20pm

De-registration (3.40pm Wednesday & Friday)

4.30pm

Tea (3.50pm Wednesday & Friday)

4.40pm

Prep & After-School Activities / Clubs (3.50pm Wednesday & Friday)

6.00pm

Boarders’ supper

EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNTIES

Nothing is off limits at Farlington!

Learning that takes place beyond the classroom is as valuable to young people's development as that which takes place in the classroom, and Farlington offers a wider range of extra-curricular opportunities than many far bigger schools.  And students are always invited to suggest - and even run - new clubs.

Current clubs and activities include, but are not restricted to:
 

Choirs For All Ages
Singing Club
Junior Choir
Senior Show Choir
Senior Chamber Choir

Instrumental Groups
Flute Choir
Guitar Ensemble
Jazz Groups
Recorder Consorts
Rock Band
String Ensemble
Ukulele Group
World Drumming

Individual Music Lessons
Aural & Theory / Baby Cello / Cello / Clarinet / Double Bass / Drums / Euphonium / Flute / Guitar / Lower Brass / Oboe / Piano / Recorder / Saxophone / Singing / Trumpet / Viola / Violin 

Orchestras
Concert & Training Orchestra

Drama
Drama Club
Speech & Drama

Sports
Fitness / Horse Riding (off-site) / Judo / Outdoor Adventure / Table Tennis / Tennis / Trampolining

Team Sports
Athletics / Cricket / Cross Country / Football / Hockey / Horse Riding (off-site) / Netball / Rounders / Swimming / Tennis / Volleyball

Additional Clubs
Art / Ballet / Charity Fundraising / Chess / Cookery / Debating Society / French / Gardening / German / IT / Lego / Mandarin / Science / STEM / Textiles / Yoga 

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PUPIL VOICE

Pupil voice is important throughout the school, and Farlington students are encouraged to be part of our School Council, which is made up of pupils from Reception right up to Year 13.

The School Council enables students to contribute their ideas about how to ensure that the school offers the best possible environment for young people. We invite opinion on all matters pertaining to school life, from the range of clubs on offer to the catering provision; from the books available in the Library to the decoration of the Boarding House.

School Council elections take place termly, and meetings are organised on a regular basis.

SCHOOL TRIPS

Throughout their time at Farlington, pupils will be offered numerous opportunities to travel far and wide, from local trips for our youngest pupils, to expeditions around the world for our older students.  

These day and overnight trips underline the school's belief that relevant and enriching trips complement and benefit classroom learning.

Some Farlington trips are directly linked to the curriculum - such as History trips to the battlefields of Belgium and Northern France; Art History trips to Florence; and Drama and Psychology trips to New York - whilst others enable our pupils to put classroom language learning into practice in France, Germany or Spain.

Some of our trips are linked to examination preparation, for example a day trip to Science Live, whilst others are designed to facilitate bonding between new pupils.

For the more adventurous we run an annual ski trip, and there are expeditions which provide life-enhancing and transformative experiences in places as far flung as Zambia, Borneo.... and the Isle of Wight!