The Farringdon Centre

The Farringdon Centre, in Salisbury, is an independent special school working with children who have social, emotional and mental health needs. The school is beautifully-housed in a peaceful spot to provide a safe and nurturing environment for anxious, vulnerable pupils unable to sustain a mainstream placement. Our daily plan offers a balance of academic studies, physical education and creative arts subjects; all underpinned by our therapeutic ethos.

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum and opportunities for outdoor activities with the Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team. Children are taught in small groups or on a one to one basis. Bite-size learning engages pupils – helping extend concentration. Following an individualised, stepped Assessment and Engagement programme pupils move to their age-appropriate
key stage group:

Primary School

The primary classroom is newly-refurbished and provides a quiet but stimulating learning environment. Primary pupils also participate in Forest School building dens, cooking, playing team games and having a lot of fun.

Secondary School

Pupils work towards GCSE courses, Entry Level, AQA Unit Awards, Asdan awards and CoPE with subject specialist teachers. Outdoors, seniors take part in canoeing, fishing, archery, high ropes, tree climbing, outdoor cookery, and geocaching.


The school benefits from a highly experienced and skilled staff team all trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI). Whole school activities include a weekly Samba drumming circle, group Dramatherapy and Sherborne Developmental Movement sessions, led by trained and qualified practitioners. Tutors play a key role as the first point of contact for parents and carers, while twice-daily tutor times offer a space for pupils’ discussions on behaviour, worries and anxieties. We work closely with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).


All children have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Individual Behaviour Plan (IBP) which is reviewed regularly to track academic, social and emotional progress. There are plenty of rewards and incentives for completing targets, hard work, contribution to the community and self regulating behaviour. By building relationships with young people we find their interests and motivators and help them achieve success, stability and resilience.

The following are available to download:

FRCC Education Provision Brochure

FRCC Education Services Brochure

Performance Data

The Farringdon Centre Ofsted Report 2014
The Farringdon Centre Academic Performance 2015


The Farringdon Prospectus

Our Policies

The Farringdon Centre Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

The Farringdon Centre Attendance Policy
The Farringdon Centre Special Educational Needs Policy
The Farringdon Centre Internet Safety Policy
The Farringdon Centre Anti-Bullying Policy
The Farringdon Centre School Complaints Policy
The Farringdon Centre Educational Visits Policy
The Farringdon Centre Behaviour Policy
The Farringdon Centre Curriculum Policy
The Farringdon Centre Health and Safety Policy
The Farringdon Centre First Aid Policy

Please contact for copies.

If you would like to discuss a placement at The Farringdon Centre for a child or young person as a Day Pupil, please contact Sarah Singleton on;
01722 820970.