Rowledge, Farnham, GU10 4EA, Surrey
Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Head||Mr Andrew Fisher|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years (boarding from 11)|
|Associations||BSA, HMC, IAPS, ISC|
Nestled on 125 acres in the beautiful Surrey Hills just 40 miles from London, we offer a coeducational day and boarding experience. An ISI inspection in 2022 rated Frensham Heights as 'Excellent' in both students' academic progress and personal development (please read the full report here). We achieve exceptional academic standards as part of a much richer experience, through a broad curriculum and the equality given to all subjects.
With a more informal setting and smaller classes, the teachers and students really get to know each other, literally on a first-name basis. Teachers don't have to spend time telling students to check their ties or pull up their socks. Instead they have conversations and build relationships based on genuine, mutual respect and interest. Relationships that spark learning. Academically, we are one of the most successful progressive schools in the UK, with 67.5% A*-B at A-Level and 61.5% 9-6 at GCSE in 2022.
Dance, drama, music and creative arts are all within the curriculum for all students up through Year 9 with the timetable for Years 7 to 9 including weekly sessions of ceramics, art and DT. Our students received 100% A*-C in all performing and creative arts A-Levels in 2022. The school has recently launched the Frensham Heights Arts Awards - a bespoke Sixth Form programme which will prepare students for the industry and immerse them in their artistic discipline whilst supporting them academically to gain their qualifications. The awards are open to all students who are interested in studying one or more Performing or Creative Arts subject at Sixth Form.
Alongside the rich curriculum run endless opportunities for wider experiences outside the classroom. From specialist days, which take students off timetable to fully immerse in a subject, to longer term projects like the agro-ecological kitchen garden and the Year 8 self-governing village. The extracurricular offering is immense with clubs running at lunchtime and after school. The opportunities are constantly growing and developing to stay relevant with the world around us and provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to prepare them for life beyond school.