The School’s Learning Support Coordinator, Mrs Lori Winch-Johnson, oversees the provision of education for pupils with Special Educational Needs.
-New parents are asked to complete a questionnaire for the Learning Support Coordinator.
-Year 7 pupils complete a short test to assess their basic learning skills.
-A pupil is referred to Learning Support if a cause for concern is expressed by parents, teachers or the pupil herself.
-Outside specialist support may be sought.
-If diagnosed with a special need, the coordinator asks staff to adjust their teaching if necessary.
A copy of the School’s Learning Support Policy and Practice is available, on request, from the Head.
Study skills are taught throughout the School via the PSHEE programme and special study skills programmes.
FOR GIRLS ENTERING YEAR 7
Academic Scholarships worth up to 20% of fees are awarded on the basis of performance in the entrance examination followed by two further examination papers and interview. One of the scholarships is reserved for a Roman Catholic pupil; all other scholarships are open.
Music Scholarships, worth up to 20% of fees, are awarded on the basis of audition following success in the entrance examination. Eligible pupils will usually have attained a Grade 4 level in their chosen discipline but all-round musicianship is perhaps the more important consideration.
Sports Scholarships, worth up to 20% of fees, are awarded on the basis of assessments following success in the entrance examination. Eligible pupils will usually be competing at club level in their particular sport and will have the potential to contribute to the School’s overall sporting achievement.
Art and Design Scholarships, worth up to 20% of fees, are awarded on the basis of tests and the current Head’s recommendation following success in the entrance examination.
FOR GIRLS ENTERING THE SIXTH FORM
Worth up to a maximum of £3000 per annum, Academic Scholarships are awarded based on performance in an open examination.
Sport and the Creative and Performing Arts
Means-tested bursaries are available, following success in the entrance examination and subject to the entrance criteria. Bursaries are available for entry to all year groups for families needing financial assistance. Bursaries may also be awarded to existing parents if their financial circumstances deteriorate. For more information please see Financial Assistance (Bursary and Awards) Policy below.
Please note the registration deadline for entry in September 2021 is Friday 13 November 2020. If you apply after this date, we may not be able to consider your Bursary Application.
arnborough Hill is a wonderful school. It marries the very best of the traditional values of compassion, respect and team spirit with the forward-thinking qualities of tolerance, flexibility and ambition. The School fosters self-esteem, service, academic excellence and a true belief in an all-round education. In short, we throw ourselves wholeheartedly into the education of young women; it is our passion to educate, to innovate and to nurture each and every girl who steps through our doors. It is our mission to send these young women out into the world as the very best versions of themselves.
Farnborough Hill has been centred on these principles since its foundation 130 years ago. The School has always focused on educating the whole person and this remains the case today. We have always educated the girls academically, spiritually, creatively, emotionally and physically and we always will. Well-being is nurtured alongside academics; time is given to prayer and mindfulness; physicality is embraced and emotional intelligence cultivated.
Superb resources and facilities combined with the energy and expertise of highly-motivated staff ensure that the girls have the opportunities and self-belief to succeed in a wide variety of fields. This is a place where pupils thrive, are nourished, and are allowed to develop their individual character before launching into the world as agents of change.
I am incredibly proud to be the Head of such a loving and caring school. We are a community grounded in the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith, and we encourage you to arrange to visit us to experience this wonderful atmosphere for yourself.
MRS ALEXANDRA NEIL