Framlingham has emerged as one of the real quality independent schools in the East of England
The relentless focus on academic league tables is taking its toll on families who want their children to be defined by more than their examination grades. Many are looking to weekly and full boarding options in the East, and if you ask anyone which school is leading the way in the area it won’t be long before Framlingham College and its Preparatory School, Brandeston Hall are mentioned. Recent years have seen this remarkable school emerge as one of the real quality independent schools in the East of England. The senior school is set in stunning surroundings in the market town of Framlingham, the school is absolutely thriving and prides itself on producing well rounded, decent, articulate and very well-educated young men and women.
Framlingham is a strikingly modern and forward-looking school where emphasis is placed on educating the whole person and not just the examination candidate. The school embraces a wide range of abilities, believing that breadth and diversity builds a richer environment, and every pupil has a role to play in the community.
The teaching is excellent, and success at Oxbridge – and, increasingly, American universities – show that the brightest student will achieve as much here as they will anywhere. The strong focus on pastoral care and the individual management of pupils combines with an extraordinarily rich, varied and successful range of co-curricular activities to make this school a vibrant, outward-looking and dynamic community. 2014/15 alone has seen seven boys and girls achieving national sporting honours; two gaining scholarships at leading music conservatoires; a show at the Edinburgh Fringe; and our U14 boys becoming National Hockey Champions (and both U14 and U18 girls also qualifying for the National Finals).
The Headmaster, Paul Taylor, is most interested in producing rounded and grounded human beings, and he insists that no pupil should place a ceiling on their aspirations: ‘at Framlingham we encourage our pupils to open their minds, to aim high in all they do, and to make the most of the opportunities available to them.’
BRANDESTON HALL (AGE 2-13)
Brandeston, Suffolk IP13 7AH
FRAMLINGHAM COLLEGE (AGE 13-18)
College Road, Framlingham,
Suffolk IP13 9EY