A non-denominational secondary, predominantly boarding, school for girls from Year 7 to Year 12. Frensham is a remarkable school with a unique history. Founded in 1913 by Winifred West, the school has been ably led by a succession of headmistresses, who have each furthered the philosophy of the founders. Students enjoy a rich academic programme and a diversity of extra-curricular activities. Extensions of class-work include: a full instrumental and choral music programme, drama and music-theatre productions, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, outdoor education, practical and creative arts, theatre and film nights, science extension, museum excursions, interschool visits, debating, mock trial, student forum and national competitions in Mathematics, Science, English, Chemistry, French, Latin and Japanese. Boarding house life is vibrant, with student and staff-led activities designed to build a strong sense of community.