We are delighted that you are considering Farlington for your daughter. The best way to really experience the friendly atmosphere here is to visit the school. I would be very happy to arrange a personal tour for you and your daughter, and an opportunity to meet Ms Louise Higson, the Headmistress. Should your interest be in either our Nursery or Prep School, tours are conducted personally by Mrs Frances Mwale, Head of the Prep School.
Farlington has two main Open Events in October and March, and a series of “Farlington in Action” days which will allow you to see the school in work mode. If you wish to attend any of these events, please contact me on 01403 282573 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, if these dates are not convenient, or you are looking for a place before the start of the next academic year, I should be very happy to arrange an individual tour of the School, and talk to you about our entrance procedures.
We are keen to ensure that your daughter has the chance to familiarise herself with her new surroundings before starting at Farlington. This helps to facilitate the next stage of her education, for you, as well as for her! With this in mind, we offer tailored Taster Days, in both the Prep and the Senior School.
For girls who have accepted places in the Senior School, there is an Information Evening where key staff are on hand to answer questions, and there is the opportunity
to meet and chat with other parents. At New Girls’ Afternoon in June, which is for both
Prep and Senior new girls, your daughter will be able to get to know her Class Teacher/
Form Tutor and fellow students. Parents are invited to a talk from the Headmistress
and key staff, followed by tea and an opportunity to purchase uniform and equipment.
New girls to the Senior School also attend an Induction Day immediately prior to the start of term.
I should be delighted to answer any questions you may have, and I hope to make your daughter’s entrance to Farlington as smooth as possible.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Mrs Sue Apps
The usual ages of entry are 4+, 7+, 11+ and 16+, although girls may enter at any age dependent upon a place being available and the entrance procedure below. In order for girls to be considered for entry, parents first need to complete a Registration Form which should be sent to the Registrar, together with the non-refundable registration fee of £50 for Nursery pupils, £100 for day pupils and £150 for overseas pupils.
Entrance examinations for the Senior School take place on Tuesday 5th January 2016 for entry in September 2016. The closing date for registration is Friday 20th November 2015, after this date please contact the Registrar on 01403 282573. Places are offered on the basis of performance in the examination, an interview with a senior member of staff and a report from the current school.
In October 2014, Farlington launched the 'Vive' Scholarship. This is a significant, new scholarship for entrants into Year 7 from September 2015 and is open to girls who excel academically and in other areas. The 'Vive' Scholarship reflects a 50% tuiton fee reduction.
Prep School - entry to Reception is by family interview, followed by an informal assessment by the class teacher. This takes the form of a Fairy Party in the Reception classroom. Entry to Prep 1, 2 and 3 is based on the result of an informal assessment. Girls entering Prep 4, 5 and 6 will be assessed on English, Mathematics, Reading and Spelling ability. A report from the current school will also be required.
For a place in the Sixth Form, students are required to achieve 6 GCSEs at grade C or above. Entrants will also be interviewed by the Headmistress or Head of Sixth Form. Minimum grades may be required for certain A Level subjects. A report from the current school will also be required.
Specimen examination papers are available from the Registrar. (email@example.com)
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Prep Parents Handbook 2016 2017 v2