Welcome from the Head

Farnborough 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

Head's Blog

Desiderata

In early March in what seems like a distant memory, I introduced the girls to the poem Desiderata.  I was talking at that time about lessons for life, having a sense of control and indeed embracing change. I think the quiet wisdom of that poem is timeless.  Little were we to know then quite the pace or scale of change since we were last together on 20 March 2020.

Video Message to the School Community

Seven weeks into 'lockdown' during the COVID-19 pandemic, I was persuaded to record a video message to the School community which can be viewed here.