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Principles and Practices

The boarding community at Farringtons School aims to provide and nurture a caring, stimulating, Christian family environment that is secure and safe and where pupils’ relationships with their peers and members of staff are open, positive and long lasting.


  • To make boarding life a rich experience, where the growth and development of the individual is fostered in a secure and happy environment.

  • To promote community living, where relationships are based on the values of trust and respect.

  • To ensure that Pupils from different traditions are encouraged to fulfil their personal potential through a tangible experience of Christian community.

  • To promote growth in independence and maturity in preparation for meeting confidently the challenges of the wider world.


Boarders live in one of the three boarding houses:

  • South House for boys in Year 7 to Year 13
  • West House for girls in Years 7 to Year 13
  • East House for boys in Years 12 and 13

Each house is led by a team of House Parents and supported by a day school nurse.

Ultimately the Head is responsible for all school matters, including boarding. However, on a day-to-day basis the House Parents report to the Assistant Head of Pastoral and Boarding for pastoral care matters.


The majority of boarders have twin study bedrooms, with single study bedrooms for Year 13 students where possible, and every pupil has their own lockable area. Within communal areas, pupils have access to computers (for work and leisure), televisions, DVD players and public telephones. All the houses have appropriate common room, laundry, showering, toilets and Internet facilities.

With permission, boarders also have access to school facilities outside normal lesson times, including the Sports Hall, Weights Room, Tennis Courts, Library, ICT facilities and the Art Block.

Welfare Support 

Farringtons has a full-time, fully qualified nurse on site during the school day. Medical support is available for all boarders, 24 hours a day, during term time.

Counselling is available at set times by appointment.

Special Requirements 

The School can cater for certain additional educational and welfare requirements, such as learning support or extra English language tuition for overseas pupils.




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