Farleigh Further Education College

Somerset, United Kingdom

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Special Needs
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 16+ years

About Farleigh Further Education College

 Farleigh Further Education College in Frome was established in 2000 as an independent specialist residential college for up to 90 students aged 16 to 25 with Asperger Syndrome and associated conditions. A range of diagnoses may have been applied to our students, including autistic spectrum condition (ASC), pervasive development disorder or autistic or Asperger Syndrome traits. The town of Frome has a population of 26,000, and is 13 miles south of Bath.


Robert Bates

Values and vision

Farleigh Further Education College strives to support all students in preparing for adulthood, feeling empowered to make choices and optimising their independent living skills. In order to achieve this, the school provides an aspirational provision focused upon a positive understanding of autistic spectrum conditions. Also offered are one to three year intensive learning and independence programmes, and access to mainstream further education through individualised tailored academic and vocational courses.

Farleigh Further Education College aims to provide the widest range of courses for students through partnership agreements with local mainstream colleges. The school offers young people the option to choose from more than 150 courses including GCSEs, A-Levels, and pre-entry vocational courses. Students have previously studied a broad spectrum of subjects, including Japanese, Psychology, and Art.


“Trainers have devised and delivered a wide range of appropriate training to all teaching and support staff to help them manage learners’ challenging behaviour. As a result, staff deploy more effective interventions to manage learners’ behaviour. Staff are positive about how this has helped them work with the complex needs that learners often present.” 

View Farleigh Further Education College’s latest Ofsted report


Address: North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1373 475 470