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Culford School, Suffolk

School Details
School Crest
Bury St Edmunds,
United Kingdom,
IP28 6TX

Tel: +44 1284 728615
Fax: +44 1284 385513

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Mr J F Johnson-Munday, Mr M Schofield and Mrs S Preston

Mrs Karen Thompkinson

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Methodist
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Common Entrance, Entry test or exam, Visit school, Scholarship exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Music, Other scholarships, Science, Senior school entry, Siblings, Sport, Teaching, 6th Form, Other bursaries, Clergy/Ministers, CDT, Boarding, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, All-rounder, Academic, Drama, Financial need, Junior school entry, Means tested bursaries

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Psychology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Classics
  • Environmental studies
  • Business studies
  • Economics
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Design technology
  • Greek
  • German
  • Latin
  • French
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Ancient Greek
  • Spanish
  • Gymnastics
  • Water sports
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Golf
  • Fitness training
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Fencing
  • Netball
  • Football
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Rowing
  • Dance
  • Adventure training
  • Ballet
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Horse riding and management
  • Drama productions
  • Shooting
  • Chess
  • Scuba diving
  • Canoeing
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
  • Language club
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

School Video

Head PhotoAt Culford we believe in an education that is challenging, enriching and fun. Academic excellence is at the heart of what we do, but the wider educational experience here is what prepares our pupils for success in their future lives.

We believe that lessons should be challenging in content and pace; that they should be enriching, going beyond the curriculum wherever possible; and that they should be fun, because the best learning happens when pupils are engaged and enthusiastic.

Leadership and other life-skills are rarely learnt within the academic curriculum, however. They can be learnt and developed through sport, charity work, drama, music, outdoor pursuits and the wide range of other opportunities we offer. These are not bolt-on extras, but fundamental parts of the learning experience.

We have wonderful facilities in our 480 acre park, the envy of bigger schools. We enjoy state of the art science facilities, ICT suites in every major subject area, a stunning sports hall with 25m indoor pool and indoor climbing wall, a wonderful Studio Theatre, modern boarding houses with internet throughout, and a magnificent four-court indoor tennis centre. What's more, a 2.2 million library is being constructed, which will sit at the heart of the school. This modern facility with mezzanine level, lecture theatre and IT facilities is scheduled to open for September 2015.

We are, however, a deliberately small school of some 400 pupils in the Senior School, half of whom board, since that enables us to fulfil our aim to nurture the individual. We are also deliberately inclusive in our admissions policy, since we welcome children with a wide range of talents. Standards of attainment are high, however, with an average of 66% of A levels gained at A* to B grade over the last 5 years.

Our aim is to focus on the individual and see pupils emerge from Culford a credit to us and a delight to their parents. If you want to see how we do it, please do arrange a visit since I would be very pleased to welcome you to Culford.
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