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Farleigh School

Red Rice, Andover, Hampshire, England SP11 7PW
Tel: +44 (0) 1264 710766

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 13 Years Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)


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Word From The Head

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Fr Simon Everson

Farleigh School is a leading co-educational IAPS Catholic boarding and day Prep School of 450 children, aged 3 to 13, situated in 70 acres of beautiful parkland in the Test Valley of Hampshire, close to the A303 (M3) and just over an hour from London.

Boarding and day pupils alike benefit from excellent pastoral care in a happy atmosphere, supported by a large number of resident staff. The School's Catholic ethos forms the foundation of the pastoral care surrounding the children, for which Farleigh is well known. Farleigh warmly welcomes children of all denominations and encourages them to explore life to the full, and to have a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them.

The School has an excellent academic and sporting reputation, each year sending pupils to all the major senior schools via Common Entrance and 13 scholarships. Up-to-date facilities include a new 22 metre heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool, light and spacious art and design centre, theatre with tiered seating, studio rehearsal space, science laboratories, sports hall, squash courts, well equipped music department with individual rehearsal rooms, a purpose built, tiered-seating Concert Hall and state of the art IT suites.

A wide range of clubs and activities are arranged after school and at weekends, giving boarders and day children a full and varied life. A resident catering team provides healthy homemade food, which is very popular with the children.

Please find out more about Farleigh at www.farleighschool.com

What We Offer

  • Common Entrance
  • Archaeology
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skiing
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Financial Assistance
  • Siblings
  • All denominations welcome
  • Roman Catholic
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 13
    Annual Day Fees *£6735 to £24630
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£25575 to £32625
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£25575 to £32625
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    17Full Boarding25
    32Weekly Boarding37
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 108
    Part-time: 74

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Tatler School Guide

    Father Simon Everson ('thoughtful, intelligent') is the inspirational Head at this magical Catholic prep (though only 40 per cent of students are Catholic), leading with kindness and encouraging his pupils 100 per cent at everything... Parents praise the fact that their children have been lucky...  

    About the Head

    Parents say he is an outstanding head. One told us: 'He is an amazing and very unique man. He is very approachable and understands how parents think. The children highly respect him.'  

    Independent Schools Inspectorate

    Boarding makes a strong contribution to the distinctive atmosphere of the school. The very positive ethos of the school fosters considerable loyalty and pride in the boarders... It is clearly evident that boarders enjoy each other's company and acknowledge the beneficial effect that boarding has...  

    The Good Schools Guide

    Farleigh is an outstanding school and we aren't in the least surprised that parents go into raptures about the place. 'Ah, lovely Farleigh,' mused one father. Children, teachers and parents extol its virtues, its academic success, its beautiful grounds and its prowess at everything from music to...