Welcome to Finborough School
Are you looking for something out of the ordinary for your child’s education?
At Finborough School we pride ourselves on being a little different. Many independent schools these days focus just on academic results. Clearly one of the main reasons that parents choose an independent education for their children is because they want to give them a ‘better’ education. At Finborough School, this means so much more than an excellent Ofsted report and great grades. We concentrate on developing each and every child so that they continually improve themselves and grow in confidence, which gives them the best preparation for life.
We began to realise just how different we were compared to most independent schools when we carried out some diagnostic research with our staff, pupils and parents. The findings reinforced all the important things we stand for and are now building upon. The word most frequently used to describe the school and the children in it was ‘happy’ – what great feedback! Being small, (we have circa 260 pupils), with a homely, family-oriented environment, encourages children to express themselves and to be confident. Children learn more when they’re happy, our staff perform better when they’re happy and we’re delighted that our parents are happy too!
We have put an ambitious development plan in place since we took over the school in 2008. Our first area for investment – personal investment - has been our staff. Using specialist leadership and team development consultants (who have worked with giants such as Coca Cola, Virgin Mobile and First Direct) we are ensuring that our greatest asset, our staff, are maximising their potential with us. Our first areas for financial investment included the building of a new art studio, the relocation of the Prep School into our fabulous main building, a brand new Apple Mac ICT Suite and the introduction of our ground breaking Life Skills programme for pupils in the Senior School.
Drama, music and sport are very close to our hearts here at Finborough – we feel they're an integral part of our holistic approach and every child’s enjoyment and motivation. We believe it is important our pupils learn how to win with dignity as well as to lose gracefully.
We are passionate about the school and have seen for ourselves what a difference it can make to the lives of our pupils. We have some who do not want to go home at the end of the day, so much so they have converted to weekly boarding!
Childhood is sacred, a time to explore, to learn, to have fun and to make friends. Come and see for yourself what Finborough School can offer you and your children.
We look forward to hearing from you.
James and Louise Sinclair
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Finborough School directly.