Badington House School
Crest Photo BRONZE

Orwell Park School

Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk, England IP10 0ER

Age Range & Fees

Age Range2 to 13
Annual Day Fees *7110 to 17790
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *20580 to 22860
Annual Full Boarding Fees *20580 to 22860
* Currency:

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
16Full Boarding10
69Weekly Boarding47

Number of Staff

Full-time: 42
Part-time: 10

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Adrian Brown, MA (Cantab)

Developing a life-long love of learning in a magical setting .

Orwell Park, established in 1867, is a co-educational prep school for day pupils and boarders from 2½ to 13. The outstanding beauty of the grounds and the historic 18th century buildings contribute to an inspiring experience which combines the legacy and the traditions of the past with the dynamism and energy of the present and future. Outstanding facilities include a working Victorian observatory, a walled garden with outdoor pool, a nine-hole golf course, floodlit sports facilities, a library in the mansion house, as well as a new, state of the art Pre-Prep facility, set in the shadow of the main building among woods full of opportunities for outdoor learning.

Boys and girls are given every opportunity to be the best they can be, both in and outside the classroom. High expectations, and learning strategies tailored to the individual child, lead to high levels of attainment. In 2016 Year 8 pupils were awarded 37 scholarships to senior schools in a range of disciplines: academic, sport, music, art and all-rounder. Pupils progress to a wide range of senior schools both local and national.

Whilst we value greatly the past, we also embrace technology and, as such, every child in Years 3-8 has their own ipad in order to enhance learning in the classroom and beyond. The ipads allow pupils to learn in a way that they are used to, fostering collaboration between pupils, whilst providing portability.
In addition to the traditional curricular subjects, Orwell Park pupils are involved in a comprehensive activity programme, including: orchestra and various ensembles, chess, community service, skiing, equestrianism, climbing on the bouldering wall, OPS Challenge (a two-year mini D of E course), camping and campfire fun in the school's woodlands, Art and DT clubs, Brownies and Blueys (boys' club), as well as numerous large scale theatrical productions.

Boarding is extremely popular at Orwell Park and takes the form of flexible boarding, weekly boarding and full boarding, which incorporates a comprehensive programme of weekend activities. Pupils choose to board, driven by a desire to enjoy the company of friends once the normal school day is over. Dormitories are bright, spacious and clean and a dedicated team of boarding staff and school matrons are totally committed to the health and welfare of the boys and girls in their care.

    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Photography
    • Ancient Greek
    • English As Foreign/2nd Language
    • French
    • Latin
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Training
    • Astronomy
    • Ballet
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Horse Riding & Management
    • Horticulture
    • Public Speaking
    • Rainbows
    • Rock Climbing
    • Sailing
    • Shooting
    • Skiing
    • Young Enterprise
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Corps of drums
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Expatriate Children
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • Rail Services
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets
    • Hearing
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • MLD

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Trial day at school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Clergy/Ministers
    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Art
    • Music
    • Financial Assistance
    • All-rounder
    • Assisted Places

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • Common Entrance

    Religious Affiliation:

    • Church of England
    • Inter-denominational

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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