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Old Buckenham Hall

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Address: Brettenham Park, Suffolk, IP7 7PH

Website: www.obh.co.uk

Founded: Founded in 1862

Number of Pupils: 197

Ages: 3 -13 years

Fees: Day: £6,680, Full Boarding: £8,704

Head Teacher: Mr David Griffiths

Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational

Entrance Procedure: Admission is by interview with the Headmaster – there is no formal entrance examination.

Contact: Mrs Becky Griffiths, Registrar

Email: [email protected]

School Visits: Meet the Headmaster and have a tour of the school. Prior arrangement with the Registrar

The Curriculum

The curriculum at OBH includes not only the formal requirements of Common Entrance, Scholarship and other entrance exams, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. Children can choose to take part in anything from horse riding to rock climbing, metal detecting to cookery, and dance to astronomy.

Games & the Arts

The importance of sport and the great pleasure it brings to many is clear to see at OBH. Rugby, cricket, hockey, football, netball, rounders, tennis, golf, squash, riding, shooting, sailing and more sports are all enjoyed by OBH pupils.

At OBH we firmly believe that the arts foster imagination, risk-taking and curiosity – important aspects of creativity.

Pastoral Care

“Both boarders and day pupils benefit from the family atmosphere which is central to the school’s aims and upon which many parents commented positively. Staff do indeed give the pupils ‘freedom to be children’ while encouraging them to become mature and responsible. They know their pupils extremely well and the pupils appreciate the support they receive” – ISI Inspection Report

University Places

Recent scholarships awarded: Academic, tennis, all-rounder, sport, art, drama and academic. Local and national schools – Harrow, Oundle, Uppingham, Stowe, Norwich and Ipswich.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

We are committed to offering all of our children an excellent education inspiring them to achieve their best within a rich, happy, safe and fulfilling school experience, upon which will be built future success.

Outstanding Characteristics

Educating children for over 150 years, Old Buckenham Hall offers one of the most idyllic environments imaginable – the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Inspirational academic and co-curricular teaching, outstanding pastorThe School House Guide to British independent schools. Pangbourne College listing, including contact details, address and information.al care and embracing risk and challenge. Children here feel happy and safe and they have a chance to explore their aspirations and develop their character.



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