Farleigh School

| Day & Boarding | 3-13yrs

Type: Pre-Prep, Prep
Founded: 1953
Entrance Procedure:
Currently, assessment is only required for entry into the Kindergarten or Pre-Prep to ensure that, if the child has any special educational needs, the School can meet their needs. Children entering Year 1 or Year 2 will be invited to attend an informal taster/assessment morning. Transfer to the Prep school is not automatic but it is safe for parents to assume that pupils will progress if they have not heard by the end of Year 1.

Children not in the Pre-Prep seeking places in the Prep school take an initial assessment prior to being offered a place. This ‘get to know the child session’ includes reading, spelling, vocabulary and maths, in order to provide an indication of potential ability, and is administered by our Learning Support team. No preparation is required and thus past papers are not available.

Places for pupils who require ongoing learning support are dependent on the current numbers receiving input and are therefore subject to availability. For children who may require l
Fees per term:
Kindergarten: £1,860 (for five sessions - additional sessions at £359 per term)
Pre-Prep: £3,720
Year 3 day: £6,400
Years 4-8 day: £6,775
HM Forces boarding (years 3-8): £7,495
Year 3 boarding: £7,605
Junior boarding Years 4-6: £7,495
Senior boarding Years 7 & 8: £8,810
Flexi-boarding (per night): £50
School Visits: Open mornings held twice a year (see below), or call or email the Registrar: Sarah O’Rorke Tel: 01264 712838
Email: sororke@farleighschool.com

Head's Up

“Farleigh School is a place of energy and spirited enquiry. Children of all abilities thrive in the warm and safe environment which values every individual, offers countless opportunities and prepares them for senior school and beyond. Farleigh pupils grow in confidence and in kindness, discovering qualities and interests that will enrich them for the rest of their lives.”

Fr Simon Everson

Inside Scoop from a current parent

Farleigh is simply unique. We chose it for its Catholic ethos and having heard countless recommendations on it and have since been astounded by the school. Each child is seen as an individual, they are then nurtured and encouraged.

The children have a deep-rooted sense of right and wrong instilled in them from the moment they arrive at Farleigh, which creates kind, confident and happy children. They seek to help others around them and find joy in the achievements of others.

At the same time, they are quietly driven to succeed in a whole array of areas, from the obvious academic and sporting, through to drama and the arts. There is also a strong emphasis on the subtle attributes, such as courtesy and always having a smile.

As Parents, We Love...

  • Pastoral care – when you go to school, it’s written all over their faces: these children are happy, and that is of No 1 importance to a parent.
  • Fr Simon’s unique position as a priest, husband and parent gives him a great understanding of all aspects of life, which makes him a good listener and a fantastic Headmaster.
  • The music department is exceptional. All the children get to participate in concerts, both on a large and small scale. Children learn to be inspired by the better musicians whilst feeling that they also have a role to play. In the Art Room too - a creative genius art teacher includes all. I could go on and on…!

Our Children Love...

  • Fortress Farleigh, the play area in the grounds which feels like an adventure playground.
  • The Summer Soirée – the open air concert in the summer where the children cartwheel and giggle between performances whilst helping themselves to everyone’s picnics.
  • Farleigh friends are friends for life

School Highlights

  • Outstanding value-added academic and social outcomes for children of all abilities with successful transition to leading senior schools due to excellent preparation.
  • Every year, about a third of Year 8 pupils gain awards to prestigious senior schools.
  • A third of pupils in the prep school board, so the place is always buzzing! The Junior Boarding House has recently been beautifully redesigned with new beds, furniture and stunning soft furnishings.
  • New purpose-built Music School with a stunning recital hall, music classroom, recording studio, sound proof ‘rock’ room and 12 practice rooms.
  • Stand-alone, purpose-built Pre-Prep block, offering wrap-around care, 7.30am-6.00pm, with its own recently expanded and enhanced playground, which includes an outdoor stage with seating, multi-use games area, enclosed sand pit and ‘water wall’.
  • U12A (current U13) netball team are the IAPS National Champions and the U13 boys rugby team were unbeaten in their 5 years and 55 matches.
  • Public speaking, poetry recital, drama and debating strong; Farleigh pupils are regular winners at external debating and public speaking competitions.
  • Flood lit all-weather pitch and tennis courts mean after school sports and activities continue throughout the year.
  • As well as the adventure play area, Fortress Farleigh, there is a dedicated outdoor classroom in the woods, and the new Forest School enhances pupils’ learning.
  • Local minibus transport service and escorted transport to London.

Contact Us

Red Rice, Andover, Hants SP11 7PW
01264 712838

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 5th September - Wednesday 11th December 2019
Spring Term: 9th January - 25th March 2020
Summer Term: 23rd April - 3rd July 2020

Open days: