|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2008)|
||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (November 2011)|
Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3PN,
|School type||Independent, day and boarding|
|Headmistress||Ms Louise Higson|
|Campus||33 acres (130,000 m2)|
Farlington School is an independent school day and boarding school for girls aged three 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 in 33 acres (0.1 km2) of parkland about 3 miles (5 km) west from Horsham on the A281 road to Guildford.
Farlington has approximately 350 girls as students although the Nursery (which opened in September 2008) is co-educational. For the most part, girls attend as day pupils, however Farlington also offers a Boarding House where girls can board from the age of 8, on a full, weekly or occasional basis.
The school site is made up of buildings ranging from the Jacobean Mansion House formerly known as Strood Park, which houses Reception, the Library and the Headmistress' study on the ground floor as well as the Boarding House on the upper floors, to the new courtyard building named after former headmistress, Trina Mawer, which opened in 2008, and houses a large multipurpose hall, kitchens, further Prep School classrooms and the Nursery. Other buildings named after former headmistresses are the Peto Building (housing Prep School classrooms), the Simpson Building (Science block) and the Moberly Building (housing classrooms for Maths, English and the humanities). Other notable buildings include the Sixth Form Centre and Sports Hall, which is adjacent to the all-weather pitch.
Farlington states that its intention is "to educate for confidence" by providing a broad and balanced curriculum for all age groups, as well as a large range of musical and sporting activities. The school motto is "Vive ut Vivas" or "Live Life to the Full".
The Senior School is organised into five faculties, with the aim of encouraging cross-curricular learning. These are the Faculty of Creative and Expressive Arts, the Faculty of Languages, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Curriculum Support.
Farlington's distinctive uniform features a kilt composed of three colours: dark green, navy blue and white.
- Jill Hyem, formerly an actress and now a successful British radio and television writer.
- Jemma Powell, who graduated from the Oxford School of Drama in 2002, and made her screen debut in 2001 in The Hole. She is also known for her roles in François Ozon's Angel and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
- Angela Thorne, best known for her roles in To the Manor Born, as Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton’s best friend Marjory Frobisher, and as Margaret Thatcher in Anyone for Denis?
- Alexandra Harris, who won the prestigious Guardian First Book Award 2010 for her book Romantic Moderns – English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper.
- Samantha Houghton, anthropologist
- Romina Hytten, actress
- Miss Edith Buller (1986-1898)
- Miss Isabel Moberly (1898–1942) & Miss Charlotte Moberly (1898–1936)
- Miss Effie Simpson (1942–1971)
- Mrs M 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 - date)
- Farlington School Centenery 1896-1996 by Elizabeth Garrett