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Any advice on Farlington school versus handcross school near Horsham?

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Button1000 Sat 10-Nov-12 08:25:06

My family are hoping to move from London to Horsham early next year as we love the area. We have visited Farlington school and were impressed with the standard of education and love the idea of our dd having the option of staying there until she is 18, however it did seem a very small population. We are also considering Handcross, but we wonder where other parents send their dd's once they reach 13 from there? We plan to live in central Horsham and are keen to have a relatively short drive to schools. Any advice or thoughts from other parents of children at these or similar schools would be really helpful as we need to register soon.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Nov-12 08:48:32

Live near Horsham and can agree that Farlington has an excellent reputation. I don't know Handcross.

however, I do know that all the state schools have an excellent rep too, around Horsham and should not be over looked. They are largely in the top 10% of comps in the country.

if you want Farlington but bigger, try looking at Millais school for girls. if you want education going through to 18, try looking at The Weald.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Nov-12 08:55:23

Millais school

The Weald school

also Tanbidge House is a mixed comp up to 16

boobyboo Sat 10-Nov-12 21:20:42

I think they go to Brighton College mostly from Handcross (it is owned by the Brighton College group). No reason why your dd couldn't go to Farlington after Handcross now. Pennthorpe is also good if you are thinking of moving to the west side of Horsham.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Nov-12 21:43:55

Penthorpe is prep only though

boobyboo Sat 10-Nov-12 22:02:34

I think the OP is looking for preps?

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Nov-12 22:06:00

Sorry..I thought it was through to 16 or 18.

In which case, yes Pennthorpe is an option too

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 10-Nov-12 22:06:52

Although it is much more boy heavy

rudgwickmum79 Sat 08-Mar-14 14:09:16

Avoid Pennthorpe - the new head is not up to the job and it seems to be for the kids who are not that bright. Handcross Park significantly better.

inthename Sat 08-Mar-14 17:51:46

Live in the horsham area - Rudgwickmum, do you realise this thread is 2 years old maybe better to start a new one?

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