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Beeston Hall SchoolWest Runton, Cromer, NR27 9NQ 

Head: Mr R C Gainher.Tel: 01263 837324.Email: office@beestonhall.co.uk Website: www.beestonhall.co.ukReligious 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 HallFramlingham College’s Preparatory School

Head: Mr Martin Myers-Allen.Tel: 01728 685331.Email: office@brandestonhall.co.ukWebsite: www.framlinghamcollege.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolBury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX

Head: Mr J F Johnson-Munday. Tel: 01284 729308.Email: admissions@culford.co.uk Website: www.culford.co.ukReligious 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 NurseryThe Old Rectory, Stow Bardolph, Nr King’s Lynn, PE34 3HT

Head: Mrs E J Laffeaty-Sharpe.Tel: 01366 388066.Email: secretary@dpsmn.norfolk.sch.ukWebsite: www.dpsmn.norfolk.sch.ukReligious 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.ukWebsite: www.framlinghamcollege.co.ukReligious 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 House2 Cromer Road, Hunstanton, PE36 6HW

Head: Mr John Crofts.Tel: 01485 532809.Email: admin@glebehouseschool.co.ukWebsite: www.glebehouseschool.co.ukReligious 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.

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Gresham’s SchoolCromer Road, Holt, NR25 6EA

Head:  Mr Philip D John.Tel: 01263 714500.Email: registrar@greshams.comWebsite: www.greshams.comReligious 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.

Gresham’s Preparatory and Pre-preparatory SchoolsHolt, NR25 6EY

Head: Mr J H W Quick.Tel: 01263 714600.Email: prep@greshams.comWebsite: www.greshams.comReligious 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.ukWebsite: www.hohs.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolLangley Park, Norwich, NR14 6BJ

Head: Mr Dominic Findlay. Tel: 01508 520210.Email: office@langleyschool.co.ukWebsite: www.langleyschool.co.ukReligious 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 NurseryBeech Hill, 11 Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0EA

Head: Mr S B Marfleet. Tel: 01603 433861.Email: prepheadmaster@langleyschool.co.ukWebsite: www.langleyschool.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolQuidenham, NR16 2NZ

Head: Mr R Allard.Tel: 01953 887217.Email: admin@neweccleshall.comWebsite: www.neweccleshall.comReligious 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 GirlsEaton Grove, 95 Newmarket Road, Norwich, NR2 2HU

Head: Mrs V C Bidwell.Tel: 01603 453265.Email: admin@nor.gdst.netWebsite: www.norwichhigh.gdst.netReligious 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.ukWebsite: www.norwich-school.org.ukReligious 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.ukWebsite: www.norwich-school.org.ukReligious affiliation: Christian. Co-educational: seven to 10.Day pupils 161.Fees per term: �3,294.Assistance with fees: academic scholarships.Entry requirements: assessment, interview.

 

Stretton School1 Albemarle Road, Norwich, NR2 2DF

Head: Mrs Yvonne Barnett.Tel: 01603 451285.Email: enquiries@stretton-school.co.ukWebsite: www.strettonschool.comReligious 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 SchoolTaverham, Norwich, NR8 6HU

Head: Mr Mike Crossley.Tel: 01603 868206.Email: enquire@taverhamhall.co.ukWebsite: www.taverhamhall.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolBri Street, Thetford, IP24 3AFdge

Head: Mr G J Price.Tel: 01842 752840.Email: hmsec@thetgram.norfolk.sch.ukWebsite: www.thetgram.norfolk.sch.ukReligious 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.comWebsite: www.thorpehouseschool.comReligious 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.comWebsite: www.townclose.comReligious 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 SchoolWoodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4JH

Head: Mr S H Cole.Tel: 01394 615000.Email: office@woodbridge.suffolk.sch.ukWebsite: www.woodbridge.suffolk.sch.ukReligious 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: Queen’s 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_abbeyReligious 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.

 

The Old School HensteadToad Row, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 7LG Head: Mr I Griffin. Tel: 01502 741150. Email: office@theoldschoolhenstead.co.ukWebsite: www.theoldschoolhenstead.co.ukReligious 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.ukWebsite: www.orwellpark.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolDiss, IP22 2TA

Head: Mr Paul Cochrane.Tel: 01953 681246.Email: rhps@riddlesworthhall.comWebsite: www.riddlesworthhall.comReligious 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.orgWebsite: www.royalhospitalschool.orgReligious 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 School17 Mangate Street, Swaffham, PE37 7QW Head: Miss Diana Wynter.Tel: 01760 721330.Email: info@sacredheartschool.co.ukWebsite: www.sacredheartschool.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolSouthwold, Suffolk, IP18 6SD

Head: Mr David A T Ward.Tel: 01502 722175.Email: schooladmin@stfelix.suffolk.sch.ukWebsite: www.stfelix.co.ukReligious 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 SchoolYarmouth Road, North Walsham, NR28 9AT

Head: Mr C J A Wardle.Tel: 01692 403143.Email: stnicholas@yarmouth47.fsnet.co.ukWebsite: www.stnicholashouse.com

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