Frensham Heights is a highly distinctive day and boarding school nestled in the beautiful Surrey Hills.
We welcome students from the age of 3 to 18 and we give them the tools to succeed in their education, helping them to extend their abilities and exceed their own expectations. We are located three miles from the beautiful Georgian market town of Farnham, 15 miles from the historic city of Guildford, about an hour from the centre of London and 30 and 50 miles respectively from Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Ours is a culture that says come and be you and the beauty of Frensham lies in diversity.
Musicians learn alongside scientists, budding authors sit amongst future engineers. They discover a world of creative and academic subjects and each take away something different. Their own passion, their own strength and their own self-belief. We achieve exceptional academic standards, but our aim is to provide a really good robust academic environment alongside a much richer experience as well. We do have clear goals, but equally we want our students to be confident in themselves, because if you value who you are, you are more likely to be successful.
We're looking to the future. We want to prepare young people who are open-minded, who are not afraid to ask the difficult questions.
These are the young people who will go into companies with the right skill set to succeed in a workplace where many traditional careers may become obsolete. We want to face the challenges by encouraging our students to think, understand and ask the right questions. We also encourage our teachers to be open minded, to take risks and to be creative in their teaching. Our students don’t just go on to be dancers, doctors and engineers. They go on to follow a whole range of careers with a personal self-belief that helps them succeed. But more importantly they learn the skills, the future skills, to build a life not just a living.
With real adventure the unexpected will always happen and it is then that students discover their true strengths and exceed their personal limits.
Our Outdoor Education programme runs from Forest Classes for the youngest students, Duke of Edinburgh challenges for older students through to overseas ventures, mountaineering and exploring for the Sixth Form. From 2018, our entire year 9 class will travel together to the furthest reaches of Scotland to spend 2 to 3 weeks in a world miles away from their everyday life, no phones, no social pressures, just children remembering how to be children. Whatever the adventure, our aim is to ensure students enjoy the freedom to explore, investigate, experience and take small but significant risks that help them grow into curious and self-aware adults.
We welcome boarders from Year 7 upwards
We offer full, weekly and, where space allows, flexi boarding. Alongside our many and varied extracurricular activities, boarders are offered shopping, theatre and cinema trips. Students can get to know and bond with the small dedicated staff teams and parents can feel confident that we know and look after their children. Our coeducational boarding houses are relaxed, warm, lively and supportive with boys and girls accommodated in separate areas but sharing comfortable common rooms where they can study and socialise.
“A strong sense that mutual respect and mutual support is central to the ethos of the place. Different, diverse, distinctive.”
The Good Schools Guide