Welcome to Friends’ School
Year 8 and 9 Pupils on the Sorrento Trip have arrived safely and have now checked into their hotel. They are very much looking forward to their next few days in Italy.
Friends’ is a co-educational, Quaker day school for pupils aged between 3 and 18 with boarders from age 11. It occupies a beautiful site on the edge of Saffron Walden, a small market town in Essex with excellent transport links to Cambridge and London and within easy reach of international airports.
The Junior School takes pupils into the Nursery at rising 3 and into Reception at age 5, enjoying purpose built classrooms and facilities including outdoor play areas and use of the heated indoor swimming pool, sports hall and other specialist facilities in the Senior School.
The Senior School takes pupils from the age of 11 through to the Sixth Form. Students enjoy working in a fabulous Victorian building, built as a school in 1879 in a leafy green campus with access to more modern classrooms, science laboratories and other specialist facilities and spacious playing fields.
We are a lively and caring community with one simple aim: to realise the potential and talent of all pupils within a friendly but challenging environment. High standards of teaching and academic attainment are obviously hugely important to us, but we make sure they are enriched by a broader framework of personal development
Achievement is valued in all aspects of school life, whether it is academic, dramatic, artistic, musical or sporting. We believe in the importance of social skills, service to others and self confidence without conceit. When your child joins us, he or she will have plenty of opportunities in all sorts of activities - with the constant support of a community which respects individuals, values achievement and broadens perspective.
Each school day begins with morning assembly, and the Quaker tradition of silent worship. Children of all faiths, or none, are welcomed equally into an exclusive environment that respects all religious backgrounds. The Quaker way is to seek the inner light – God’s presence within each person – and that is reflected in the school way of celebrating the value of each individual and their ideas.