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Farringtons School

Perry Street, Chislehurst, Kent, England BR7 6LR
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 8467 0256

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 3 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Full, Weekly)

The School motto, Posside Sapientiam, (Growing in wisdom) influences much of what we do.
Underpinned by Christian values, Farringtons School aspires to be a place of trust and respect where teachers take an active interest in the intellectual, physical, moral and spiritual development of every student. We know co-education to be the right platform for developing the interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in the modern world.

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Word From The Head

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David Jackson

Farringtons is a truly remarkable school, one steeped in history and tradition, but forward thinking in its approach.

I feel very privileged to have been entrusted with leading its happy and vibrant community and ensuring that we continue to provide its pupils with an outstanding all-round education.

The school’s motto ‘Posside Sapientiam’ (‘Growing in Wisdom’) very much reflects our educational philosophy. Our dedicated and inspirational teachers are wholly committed to helping every pupil achieve their full academic potential. We encourage them to be independent, curious and creative in their thinking, yet, at the same time, not to be afraid of failure, since it is often by making mistakes that we grow intellectually and personally and become more resilient as a result.

David Jackson - Head of Farringtons SchoolEqually, however, we believe strongly that learning should not be limited to the classroom, nor measured solely by exam results. Indeed, we place great emphasis on providing opportunities for pupils to pursue a wide range of extra-curricular interests, on developing the art of leadership and teamwork, as well as those all-important soft skills. This is seen not only in sport but also in Music, Drama and the Arts.

Underpinned by the school’s strong Christian ethos, we also take great pride in the quality of our pastoral care and the excellent relationships which exist between staff and pupils. The fact that we are a deliberately medium-sized school certainly helps with this – as teachers we know the children in our care extremely well. Moreover, with boarders choosing to come to us from all over the world, as well as from closer to home, we are blessed too with a very diverse and cosmopolitan community, something we consider to be a real strength.

Besides the blend of beautiful, historic buildings and state of the art facilities, all set in wonderful grounds, yet within a stone’s throw of central London, what invariably strikes visitors to Farringtons is the friendliness of everyone they meet and the sense of family. The values of service, honesty, kindness and respect for one another matter greatly to us; indeed, one of our fundamental aims is that all Farringtonians leave us as well-balanced, young men and women, fully prepared for the challenges of the 21st Century and keen to make a positive contribution to society.

Choosing the right school is, of course, a hugely important decision and I hope that our website gives you a flavour of what a special place this is. However, nothing beats coming to see the school and experiencing it for yourself, and I would be delighted if you decided to arrange a visit or to attend one of our many Open Days held throughout the year. I can assure you of a very warm welcome.

David Jackson

Open Days, Visits & Events

11-09-2024 - Stay and Play

Bring your little one along to experience the Early Years Department, meet the teachers and spend time playing and learning with your child.

Sessions are open to children aged 2 – 4 years and they must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available, and teachers will be on hand to answer any of your questions. Tours of the school can be booked in advance.

26-09-2024 - Sixth Form Open Evening

For all families who are interested in finding out more about our Sixth Form. The event will comprise of a talk from the Head and Head of Sixth Form in our Chapel, followed by the opportunity to meet with teachers from specific subjects in our school hall. Please note Senior School tours will take place from 5:30-6pm, if you would also like a tour of the Senior School, please select this option when booking your ticket.

05-10-2024 - Whole School Open Morning

For all families who are interested in finding out more about our Early Years, Prep School and Senior School. During the morning you will have the opportunity to explore our superb facilities (guided by one of our current pupils), hear from the Head, listen to a pupil Q&A (Senior School sessions only), talk to our dedicated team of teachers and view the inspiring educational and co-curricular activities available to your child. There will also be a number of exciting activities for your child/children to participate in.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Trinity College Music Exams
  • Trinity Guildhall Speech and Drama Exams
  • Business studies
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Language Club
  • Public Speaking
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • 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
  • Entry test or exam
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Trial day at school
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Dance or Ballet
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • Methodist
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range3 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£12030 to £15120
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£29850 to £29850
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£31680 to £31680
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    33Full Boarding21
    3Weekly Boarding3
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University