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Farlington SchoolWest Sussex

Farlington School is a leading co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 4 to 18 years. Situated in over 33 acres of beautiful parkland near the border of West Sussex and Surrey, Farlington aims to develop individuality, opportunity and community. Individuality is celebrated, opportunities abound, and every member of the school is recognised as a valued and valuable member of a tight-knit community. Founded in 1896, as an independent girls’ school, Farlington recently moved to become a fully co-educational school, from Reception through to Sixth Form. 

As part of the Bellevue Education group, Farlington benefits from shared best-practice and resources, in addition to focused training programmes covering all aspects of education. The School also receives specialist support from Bellevue in the areas of educational training and professional development, finance, human resources and marketing, enabling the Head to focus on the most important aspects of their work: delivering an exceptional education which enables every child to reach their full potential. Bellevue is a group that equips its leaders with the freedom and tools required to thrive in today’s demanding environment.

Bellevue is now seeking to appoint a new Head for Farlington to succeed Louise Higson from September 2021. The next Head will lead the School with vision, inspiration and initiative in creating a climate which enables every member of the school community to flourish.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone with ambition, an appetite for innovation and change, and a commitment to the benefits of co-education. The next Head will be someone prepared to challenge the status quo and lead with a sense of aspiration for Farlington and its pupils. This person must continue to strive for the very highest educational standards as they guide this already excellent school through the next exciting stage of its development.

Further information about the School can be found on the website at and for further information about Bellevue please visit

A candidate brief can be downloaded from

CV’s and covering letters should be submitted by the closing date of 9:00am GMT on Wednesday 24 February 2021.

Farlington School and Bellevue Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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