Barfield School

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Barfield School is a prep school located in Farnham, Surrey in England. It is situated in the village of Runfold and provides education to some 200 boys and girls aged between 2 and 13. It became co-educational in 1992 and has since seen an increase in the number of girls attending the school across all year groups. The headmaster is James Reid.

Barfield children access facilities including the ‘H.C’ Art and Technology Centre with stage and auditorium, music practice and teaching rooms, art studio, design and technology suite and ICT rooms, a purpose-built library and science laboratory, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool, floodlit hard play area set in 12 acres of grounds.

Barfield School’s own ‘Three Peaks Outdoor Pursuits’ is an on-site outdoor adventure centre, to which the children have access through the sports and outdoor education curriculum and adventure clubs. The school also follows the outdoor education approach Forest schools and ACE Programme.

Barfield is a traditional pre-prep and prep school with four houses: Griffith, Hawthorn, Knight, Warburton. Pupils progress to their senior schools via either school-specific entrance exams or Common Entrance. During the past fifteen years, boys and girls have been awarded scholarships to 17 different schools, comprising academic, art, dance, drama, music, performing arts and sport.[1]

Notable alumni include entertainers Michael Ball, Martin Clunes and racing driver Mike Hawthorn.[2]


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Coordinates: 51°13′10″N 0°45′35″W / 51.219529°N 0.759647°W / 51.219529; -0.759647