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Farnborough Hill School

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Fifilabel389 Sat 02-Mar-19 11:29:28

Can any current parents give me some views on this school? Thank you!

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Daffodil2018 Sat 02-Mar-19 11:31:22

Not a current parent but I went there as a pupil and loved it! (Admittedly quite a while ago now - I left in the early 00s.)

Anything in particular you would like to know?

Fifilabel389 Sat 02-Mar-19 14:47:53

I have also heard good things but wondered if the new head had made any changes? Also there were whispers of bullying a few years ago but I have no idea if they were true or dealt with quickly...

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Fifilabel389 Sat 02-Mar-19 14:48:36

Also what did you love about it?

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Daffodil2018 Sat 02-Mar-19 18:11:34

As I say I don’t know much about the teaching staff now - when I was there it was still very much a convent school, although with many girls of different/no faith there.

Most of all I loved the building. It’s incredibly beautiful and I loved being there every day. It felt a real privilege.

The ethos is about educating the whole person, so beyond academics - there was a big emphasis on kindness, doing things for other people, charitable activity etc.

The art, music, drama and sports facilities were all good when I was there but I gather are better now with a new sports centre.

The best bit was sixth form where you could wear your own clothes and had the “flats” - your own study that you share with a friend.

I had a very happy time at school, wasn’t aware of any bullying in my year (although teenage girls can obviously be pretty hideous). I still have dreams about walking around the grounds!

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