Farringtons School: Chislehurst, Kent, UK

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Farringtons is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged between 3 and 18. Founded in 1911 we have a rich history and an excellent grasp on the various demands of modern pedagogy.

This top UK boarding school near London provides a balanced academic, sporting, musical and social curriculum that enables each pupil to fulfil his or her potential. This is delivered by a team of truly passionate teachers which strives to push pupils to their academic limits.
A broad choice of A level subjects are on offer at this independent boarding school  and supplemented with several BTEC choices: 
Business Studies, ICT, Sport Studies

Number of students

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7 days boarding: 

10,560 per term

About the school

The story of Farringtons School begins in 1908. At that time, there was already a very successful Methodist boys’ school in Cambridge, The Leys School, but no equivalent school for girls – an earlier establishment having closed some years before. This situation was giving rise to some concern because it was felt that the daughters of Methodist families would benefit from a good education just as much as their brothers. So, a group of eminent Methodists met on 10 November 1908 to discuss the problem. A committee was formed and it was decided that they would need to open a new girls’ boarding school – effectively a ‘sister school’ to The Leys.

After looking at several sites, they settled on buying the land which Farringtons now occupies in Chislehurst, Kent. This land had formerly been the site of a small mansion dating back to the 17th Century. Before it fell into disrepair, the house had been home to several families, including three generations of the Farrington family who lived there during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and it is from this connection that the school took its original name – Farringtons.

Facilities of this Top Boarding school in England include:

Sports Hall

Outdoor Tennis Courts

Dance Studio

Swimming Pool

School Hall

School Dining Room



Playing Fields

If you are aged between 11 and 16, you will usually share a comfortable twin bedded room in West, South or East Boarding House; there are some larger four bedded rooms available. All rooms have Internet access and there is a spacious common room for each house, dedicated study area and a kitchen for students to make drinks and snacks.

When you move into Year 13 you will enjoy a more independent lifestyle, in preparation for university life. You will usually have your own study bedroom with Internet access, as well as a kitchen, common room and personal laundry facilities.

In all houses, you will be well looked after by our team of residential House Staff.

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Academic life

Junior School

For boys and girls aged 3 to 11

Key Stage1

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 broadly follow the National Curriculum which is enriched through a range of stimulating extension activities

In Key Stage 2, pupils are continued to offer a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum

Key Stage 3

Pupils in Years 7 to 9 follow a curriculum which incorporates the best features of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3. Pupils are provided with opportunities for learning which will prepare them to cope with the rigour of GCSE study at the highest level. This top UK co-educational boarding school  has a long commitment to excellence and opportunity in education. The curriculum reflects this, providing a wide range of both traditional and modern courses of study from which to make the final GCSE level choices. During the first three years in the Senior School, the emphasis is placed on sound preparation in basic academic skills. In Year 9, thorough advice on appropriate GCSE options is also provided which includes careers education. Each Year Group is divided into three or four Forms, with an average of 20 pupils in each Form. Pupils are placed in ability sets in subjects where this enhances achievement; these include Mathematics, English and Modern Foreign Languages.

Pupils study the National Curriculum core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, plus Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language. They will also study History, Geography, PE, Information Technology, Art & Ceramics, Graphics, Design Technology, Music, Drama, Business Studies, Food Technology and Textiles, all of which may be followed to GCSE level. All pupils will study Spanish and choose also to study French or German in Year 7.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) most pupils at this Top UK boarding school will study 10 GCSE subjects. We currently offer the following subjects at GCSE:

Art, Business Studies (BTEC), Ceramics,  Drama, English (Language & Literature), Food And Nutrition, French,  Geography, German,  Graphic Design,  History, ICT,  Mathematics, Music, Sport (BTEC) Religious Studies,  Resistant Materials, Science, Spanish,  Textiles

Compulsory subjects are English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, Science and Religious Studies. Pupils then choose optional subjects to reach a total of ten. Able scientists have the opportunity to study separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) at GCSE. In addition to their examined subjects, pupils enjoy PE and games each week.

New One Year Pre A Level Course

Due to popular demand, this top coeducational boarding school near London is delighted to offer a one year pre A Level course from September 2018. The course is designed for overseas students aged 15-17, whose first language is not English. Students will study towards IGCSE Maths and English, and choose one of the following study pathways: Science, Creative Arts, Business and Finance.

In addition, all students will have a Games/Sports afternoon, a Well Being Lesson and will study towards a finance qualification. Students will be members of the Year 12 and will enjoy some of the Sixth Form privileges and responsibilities. This course is ideal for students who want to improve their English Language skills and gain important qualifications before joining an A Level or BTEC course.

Sport and culture

Sports activities:


badminton, basketball, cricket, football, gymnastics, hockey, netball, rounders, rugby, tennis, trampolining and volleyball, athletics, cross-country running as well as swimming

Location Description

A great co-ed school near London with great airport connections!
Farringtons occupies 25 acres of parkland in picturesque Kent, and yet is only 12 miles from central London. Chislehurst is 5 minutes from the M25, 45 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 1.5 hours from Heathrow International Airport, and 20 minutes by train from Charing Cross and Waterloo stations.

Farringtons School, Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6LR

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