Louise Higson, Farlington School’s headmistress, was pleased to welcome governors, parents and girls to the grand opening of ‘Fishponds’, Farlington’s new Junior boarding house recently.
Parents and girls from years four to eight were invited to attend and were given a tour of ‘Fishponds’, a self-contained boarding house with a kitchen, living room and facilities for 12 boarders ranging in age from eight to 13, along with a residential housemistress.
Fishponds is a self-contained boarding house
Former boarder Londy Tang, who was a full boarder at Farlington from 2000 to 2008, cut the ribbon. She spoke of her happy memories of life at Farlington and the positive experiences she had here before cutting the ribbon to formally open the building.
The house is officially opened
Inside the new accommodation
Louise Higson commented: ‘I am delighted so many people could attend the opening. Our team has worked exceptionally hard to provide this high standard of accommodation for our boarders.
“This new boarding house will allow us to extend our boarding provision to give a dedicated living area for our younger boarders, enabling us to provide a home-away-from-home atmosphere. We are keen that girls have the chance to experience boarding and so we will be offering ‘Taster Evenings’ as well as full, weekly and flexi-boarding options. ‘Fishponds’ is beautifully situated within our grounds and is the perfect boarding location. I am sure our British and international boarders will be very happy here.”