The 21st century places many demands on students today. Fortunately, 21st century boarding at Farringtons offers the means to both escape and embrace those challenges.
As Farringtons is their "second home", our boarders flourish because we provide the time, space and care with our 100+ years of experience and expertise. Our boutique-style boarding facilities, experienced house staff and outstanding all-round pastoral care ensures our boarders are happy and healthy, whilst their parents can be reassured that their children make excellent progress in their academic and character education.
Living in our girls’ boarding house (West House) and the boys equivalent (South House) enables the students to develop those all-important life skills of independence, confidence and service whilst surrounded by a “family” of differing ages, nationalities and personalities. Many of our boarders have families thousands of miles away, whilst some have families just around the corner. To live and study just outside London is a real privilege and our boarders are able to benefit from the vibrancy of the nation’s Capital whilst being in a safe, quiet and historically as well as aesthetically beautiful campus.
Whilst the majority of our boarders remain in school throughout term time or return home at weekends some also take advantage of flexi-boarding.
Boarding just one or two nights per week, each week, allows the students to participate in particular activities, see a little more of their friends and just have a time-out from the daily commute.
Flexi-boarding is becoming an increasingly attractive option for our students and parents who aren’t quite ready to completely leave home but are looking for preparation for the independence required at university.
Get to know us by meeting some of our boarders below.
When classes finish at 3.50pm, the boarders’ experience is only just beginning.
Organised by our dedicated Boarding Activities Co-ordinator, the students, in addition to supported prep time, enjoy a range of activities on and off-site.
Each evening there are various activities to broaden our boarders’ sporting, academic and cultural horizons.
Opportunities to learn to bake in the Food and Nutrition classrooms, stay fit and healthy in the swimming pool and gym, or enjoy a movie night on our 9-screen video wall in Ferens Hall, ensure the boarders’ physical and mental health are well and truly catered for.
Our unique location allows for a range of activities on-site in a safe, leafy environment (Scadbury Nature Reserve backs on to the School’s grounds) whilst at weekends the activity programme exploits the benefits of living on London’s doorstep.
Go-karting, mountain biking, paintballing, shopping, ice-skating and site-seeing complement visits to places such as Southern coastal resorts, Chinatown, museums, the O2 and Bluewater.
Day students are always welcome to join in the fun on an evening and weekend too.