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A comprehensive guide to Norfolk's independent schools.

PUBLISHED: 09:51 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:56 20 February 2013

A comprehensive guide to Norfolk's independent schools.

A comprehensive guide to Norfolk's independent schools.

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Beeston Hall School
West Runton, Cromer, NR27 9NQ



Head: Mr R C Gainher.
Tel: 01263 837324.
Email: office@beestonhall.co.uk
Website: www.beestonhall.co.uk
Religious affiliation: mainly Church of England, some Catholic.
Co-educational: seven to 13.
Boarders 90, day pupils 70.
Fees per term: boarding 6,010; day 4,490.
Assistance with fees: bursaries for new entrants, sibling discounts, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: informal assessment day.



Brandeston Hall
Framlingham Colleges Preparatory School


Head: Mr Martin Myers-Allen.
Tel: 01728 685331.
Email: office@brandestonhall.co.uk
Website: www.framlinghamcollege.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: two-and-a-half to 13.
Boarders 29, day pupils 216.
Fees per term: boarding 5,916; day 2,115 to 3,679.
Assistance with fees: H M forces discounts, sibling discounts, scholarships available for 11-plus entrants who wish to continue to Framlingham College, the senior school (music, academic and sports), bursaries available to scholarship winners in financial need.
Entry requirements: interview, report, assessment.



Culford School
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX


Head: Mr J F Johnson-Munday.
Tel: 01284 729308.
Email: admissions@culford.co.uk
Website: www.culford.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Methodist.
Co-educational: three to 18.
Boarders 195, day pupils 465 (sixth form 135).
Fees per term: boarding 5,410 to 7,980; day 540 to 4,985.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, art scholarships, music scholarships, sport scholarships, tennis scholarships, drama scholarships, science scholarships, design technology scholarships, all-rounder awards, H M forces discounts, clergy discounts, sibling discounts, bursaries.
Entry requirements: CEE, scholarship exam, interview, report, assessment, exam results.



Downham Preparatory School and Montessori Nursery
The Old Rectory, Stow Bardolph, Nr Kings Lynn, PE34 3HT


Head: Mrs E J Laffeaty-Sharpe.
Tel: 01366 388066.
Email: secretary@dpsmn.norfolk.sch.uk
Website: www.dpsmn.norfolk.sch.uk
Religious affiliation: interdenominational.
Co-educational: two to 11.
Day pupils 165.
Fees per term: (primary) 1,655 to 2,234 (nursery fees sessional).



Framlingham College
Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EY


Head: Mr P B Taylor.
Tel: 01728 723789.
Email: admissions@framcollege.co.uk
Website: www.framlinghamcollege.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: 13 to 18.
Boarders 256, day pupils 180 (sixth form 202).
Fees per term: boarding 7,504; day 4,823.
Assistance with fees: Scholarships available ranging from 15pc to 100pc remission of fees. Successful candidates can be offered further assistance through bursaries in cases of proven financial need.
Entry requirements: CEE, interview, report, assessment, exam results.



Glebe House
2 Cromer Road, Hunstanton, PE36 6HW



Head:
Mr John Crofts.
Tel: 01485 532809.
Email: admin@glebehouseschool.co.uk
Website: www.glebehouseschool.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: one to 13.
Boarders 10, day pupils 90.
Fees per term: boarding 3,375 to 4,700; day 2,645 to 3,970.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, music scholarships, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, sibling discounts, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: scholarship exam, report, assessment.



Greshams School
Cromer Road, Holt, NR25 6EA


Head: Mr Philip D John.
Tel: 01263 714500.
Email: registrar@greshams.com
Website: www.greshams.com
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: 13 to 18.
Boarders 269, day pupils 208 (sixth form 168).
Fees per term: boarding 5,870 to 8,050; day 4,465 to 6,180.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, choral scholarships, H M forces discounts, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, drama scholarships, sibling discounts, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: CEE, exam, test, scholarship exam, interview, report, assessment, report and test.

Greshams Preparatory and Pre-preparatory Schools
Holt, NR25 6EY


Head: Mr J H W Quick.
Tel: 01263 714600.
Email: prep@greshams.com
Website: www.greshams.com
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: three to 13.
Boarders 62, day pupils 326.
Fees per term: boarding 6,050; day 42 to 4,600.
Assistance with fees: academic, drama, music and sports scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, H M forces discounts, all-rounder awards, sibling discounts, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: interview, report, assessment.



Hethersett Old Hall School
Norwich Road, Hethersett, Norwich, NR9 3DW


Head: Mr S Crump.
Tel: 01603 810390.
Email: enquiries@hohs.co.uk
Website: www.hohs.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Girls: four to 18. Boys: four to 11.
Boarders 15, day pupils 184 (sixth form 28).
Fees per term: boarding 3,850 to 6,750; day 2,300 to 3,615.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, music scholarships, H M forces discounts, clergy discounts, sport scholarships, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: scholarship exam, report, assessment and interview.



Langley School
Langley Park, Norwich, NR14 6BJ


Head: Mr Dominic Findlay.
Tel: 01508 520210.
Email: office@langleyschool.co.uk
Website: www.langleyschool.co.uk
Religious affiliation: non-denominational.
Co-educational: 10 to 18.
Boarders 94, day pupils 360 (sixth form 106).
Fees per term: boarding 5,830 to 6,995; day 3,440.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, H M forces discounts, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, drama scholarships, sibling discounts, science/technology scholarships, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: scholarship exam, interview, report.



Langley Preparatory School and Nursery
Beech Hill, 11 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0EA


Head: Mr S B Marfleet.
Tel: 01603 433861.
Email: prepheadmaster@langleyschool.co.uk
Website: www.langleyschool.co.uk
Religious affiliation: non-denominational.
Co-educational: two to 11.
Day pupils 172.
Fees per term: 227 to 2,415.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, all-rounder awards, sibling discounts, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: report and interview, visit.



The New Eccles Hall School
Quidenham, NR16 2NZ


Head: Mr R Allard.
Tel: 01953 887217.
Email: admin@neweccleshall.com
Website: www.neweccleshall.com
Religious affiliation: interdenominational.
Co-educational: five to 18.
Boarders 50, day pupils 120.
Fees per term: boarding 4,700 to 5,500; day 1,950 to 3,200.
Assistance with fees: bursaries for new entrants, music scholarships, choral scholarships, H M forces discounts, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: assessment and interview.



Norwich High School for Girls
Eaton Grove, 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2HU


Head: Mrs V C Bidwell.
Tel: 01603 453265.
Email: admin@nor.gdst.net
Website: www.norwichhigh.gdst.net
Religious affiliation: non-denominational.
Girls: three to 18.
Day pupils 850 (sixth form 150).
Fees per term: 928 to 3,100.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, music scholarships.
Entry requirements: report and exam and interview.



Norwich School
70 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DD


Head: Mr Jim Hawkins.
Tel: 01603 728430.
Email: admissions@norwich-school.org.uk
Website: www.norwich-school.org.uk
Religious affiliation: Christian.
Co-educational: 11 to 18.
Day pupils 727 (sixth form 279).
Fees per term: 3,506.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, choral scholarships,
sport scholarships, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: scholarship exam, CEE and interview, report and exam and interview, exam results.

Norwich School The Lower School
70 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DD


Head: Mr John Ingham.
Tel: 01603 305791.
Email: l.school@norwich-school.org.uk
Website: www.norwich-school.org.uk
Religious affiliation: Christian.
Co-educational: seven to 10.
Day pupils 161.
Fees per term: 3,294.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships.
Entry requirements: assessment, interview.



The Old School Henstead
Toad Row, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7LG

Head: Mr I Griffin.
Tel: 01502 741150.
Email: office@theoldschoolhenstead.co.uk
Website: www.theoldschoolhenstead.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: four to 11.
Day pupils 84.
Fees per term: 1,550 to 2,095.
Assistance with fees: none offered.
Entry requirements: interview.



Orwell Park School
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP10 0ER


Head: Mr Rowland Constantine.
Tel: 01473 659225.
Email: office@orwellpark.co.uk
Website: www.orwellpark.co.uk
Religious affiliation: interdenominational.
Co-educational: two to 13.
Boarders 167, day pupils 139.
Fees per term: boarding 5,740 to 6,380; day 1,770 to 4,975.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, choral scholarships, H M forces discounts, clergy discounts, sport scholarships, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: report, assessment and interview.



Riddlesworth Hall Prep School
Diss, IP22 2TA


Head: Mr Paul Cochrane.
Tel: 01953 681246.
Email: rhps@riddlesworthhall.com
Website: www.riddlesworthhall.com
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: two to 13.
Boarders 26, day pupils 81.
Fees per term: boarding 5,240 to 5,565; day 2,335 to 3,325.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, H M forces discounts, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: report, assessment and interview, visit.



The Royal Hospital School
Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2RX


Head: Mr Howard Blackett.
Tel: 01473 326200.
Email: admissions@royalhospitalschool.org
Website: www.royalhospitalschool.org
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: 11 to 18.
Boarders 600, day pupils 100 (sixth form 230).
Fees per term: boarding 6,556 to 6,950; day 3,735.
Assistance with fees: academic, music, choral, sport and sailing scholarships, means-tested seafaring bursaries and discounts, H M forces discounts, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: years seven to 10 School Entrance Examination in January; year nine CEE; sixth form based on GCSE
or equivalent; all applicants required to have an interview and provide reports from current school.



Sacred Heart School
17 Mangate Street, Swaffham, PE37 7QW

Head: Miss Diana Wynter.
Tel: 01760 721330.
Email: info@sacredheartschool.co.uk
Website: www.sacredheartschool.co.uk
Religious affiliation: Catholic and interdenominational.
Co-educational: three to 16.
Boarders (girls only) 13, day pupils 178.
Fees per term: boarding 4,400 to 4,685; day 1,500 to 3,085.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, clergy discounts, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, sibling discounts, science/technology scholarships, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: report and interview, assessment and interview.



Saint Felix School
Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SD


Head: Mr David A T Ward.
Tel: 01502 722175.
Email: schooladmin@stfelix.suffolk.sch.uk
Website: www.stfelix.co.uk
Religious affiliation: non-denominational.
Co-educational: one to 18.
Boarders 91, day pupils 448 (sixth form 52).
Fees per term: boarding 4,250 to 7,345; day 32 to 4,195.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, art scholarships, music scholarships, H M forces discounts, sport scholarships, drama scholarships.
Entry requirements: exam and interview, report.



St Nicholas House School
Yarmouth Road, North Walsham, NR28 9AT


Head: Mr C J A Wardle.
Tel: 01692 403143.
Email: stnicholas@yarmouth47.fsnet.co.uk


Website:www.stnicholashouse.com Religious affiliation: Church of England and interdenominational.
Co-educational: three to 11.
Day pupils 79.
Fees per term: 10 to 1,280.
Entry requirements: interview.

Stretton School
1 Albemarle Road, Norwich, NR2 2DF


Head: Mrs Yvonne Barnett.
Tel: 01603 451285.
Email: enquiries@stretton-school.co.uk
Website: www.strettonschool.com
Religious affiliation: interdenominational.
Co-educational: 12 months to eight.
Day pupils 100.
Fees per term: 33 to 1,100.
Assistance with fees: childcare vouchers.



Taverham Hall School
Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6HU


Head: Mr Mike Crossley.
Tel: 01603 868206.
Email: enquire@taverhamhall.co.uk
Website: www.taverhamhall.co.uk
Religious affiliation: multi-denominational (Christian principles).
Co-educational: one to 13.
Boarders 27, day pupils 193.
Fees per term: boarding 4,880; day 552
to 3,750.
Assistance with fees: sibling discounts, academic, music and sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, HM forces discounts, clergy discounts and bursaries.
Entry requirements: interview, assessment, report and interview.



Thetford Grammar School
Bri Street, Thetford, IP24 3AFdge


Head: Mr G J Price.
Tel: 01842 752840.
Email: hmsec@thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk
Website: www.thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk
Religious affiliation: non-denominational.
Co-educational: three-and-a-half to 18.
Day pupils 331 (sixth form 35).
Fees per term: 2,741 to 3,315.
Assistance with fees: bursaries and music scholarships.
Entry requirements: report and exam and interview.



Thorpe House School
7 Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR7 0EA


Head: Mrs Anne-Marie Sutcliffe.
Tel: 01603 433055.
Email: office@thorpehouseschool.com
Website: www.thorpehouseschool.com
Religious affiliation: Church of England and interdenominational.
Girls: three to 16.
Day pupils 215.
Fees per term: 1,130 to 2,480.
Assistance with fees: academic, art,
drama and music scholarships, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: a combination of assessment, interview and report, depending on the age of the pupil.



Town Close House Prep School
14 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LR

Head: Mr G R Lowe.
Tel: 01603 620180.
Email: admissions@townclose.com
Website: www.townclose.com
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: three to 13.
Day pupils 500.
Fees per term: 2,090 to 3,270.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, music scholarships, sport scholarships, sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: report, assessment and interview.



Woodbridge School
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4JH


Head: Mr S H Cole.
Tel: 01394 615000.
Email: office@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk
Website: www.woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: 11 to 18.
Boarders 36, day pupils 611 (sixth form 192).
Fees per term: boarding 7,336; day 3,940 to 4,152.
Assistance with fees: academic scholarships, bursaries for new entrants, art scholarships, music scholarships, choral scholarships, sport scholarships, all-rounder awards, drama scholarships, sibling discounts, science/technology scholarships, hardship awards for existing pupils.
Entry requirements: assessment, report, exam and interview.



Woodbridge School: Queens House Pre-preparatory and The Abbey Preparatory School
Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1DS


Head: Mr N J Garrett.
Tel: 01394 382673.
Email: office@theabbeyschool-suffolk.org.uk
Website: www.woodbridge.suffolk.sch.uk/the_abbey
Religious affiliation: Church of England.
Co-educational: four to 11.
Day pupils 335.
Fees per term: 2,285 to 3,427.
Assistance with fees: sibling discounts.
Entry requirements: report and exam, interview.

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