Why Board?

There are approximately 120 boarders at Farleigh where the friendly family atmosphere is one of the school's strengths. The prospect of always having friends around and more time to benefit from the wonderful facilities and opportunities, make boarding a popular option. Many day pupils stay on after school for prep, tennis coaching, additional sports practice, music ensemble practice, speech and drama lessons etc.

Always having friends around and taking part in clubs and activities together strengthens your child's friendships. Living together with their peers helps them to develop confidence, camaraderie, maturity and self-reliance in a safe and nurturing environment, leading to an enhanced level of independence as they make the transition to senior school.

Boarding at Farleigh remains successful because of the friendly family atmosphere and exceptionally warm relationship between staff and children.

Boarders are actively encouraged to contribute to the life of the school and benefit enormously from the excellent facilities and activities on offer."
ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate)

Parents praise the school's pastoral care - 'it's why we chose the school,' said one mother."
The Good Schools Guide

The strong and very positive relationships between boarders and staff is a real strength of the boarding community."
ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate)