Gender:   Mixed
Age:3-13
Type: Boarding, Day School, Weekly Boarding,
Size:194
Head:  Mr David Griffiths

Old Buckenham Hall School
Old Buckenham Hall School , Brettenham Park, Ipswich,
Suffolk IP7 7PH

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Old Buckenham Hall School

Old Buckenham Hall School , Brettenham Park, Ipswich, Suffolk
Tuesday, 21st September we have a place available
Educating children for over 150 years, Old Buckenham Hall is a leading co-educational preparatory school for children aged 3 – 13 years. Here; children experience, learn and grow, but they do so within one of the most idyllic environments imaginable. Situated in the heart of rural Suffolk, OBH is 20-minutes away from Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Stowmarket; and 35-minutes from Colchester.

Head Welcome

David Griffiths became Headmaster of Old Buckenham Hall in 2018. Having previously served as Headmaster of both day and boarding prep schools, he and his wife Becky worked in senior schools, last working for the Haberdashers’ Schools, Monmouth, where David was the Head of History and Becky was a Housemistress. With a degree in Medieval History and a Masters in Educational Leadership, David is also an ISI Team Inspector. David and Becky have three children at Old Buckenham Hall ranging in age from Reception through to Year 6.

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›“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”

“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

ISI May 2018

We are proud of our beautiful school, but it is what goes on inside these old walls and in the grounds that really matters. A dedicated Nursery and Pre-Prep provides a calm, innovative and inspiring environment for our younger children. The Middle School is a nurturing and special place where the children in Years 3 and 4 feel valued, happy and safe. From there the children transition into the Senior School in Year 5. From this point forward, they are placed in form groups for registration and taught each of the curriculum subjects by specialist teachers. 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.

Every child takes part in Old Buckenham Explorer’s – a bushcraft, survival, wilderness living, character and leadership development programme.

OBH has three Boarding Houses and provide a range of boarding options; from two or three nights in school as a transitional boarder, to weekly and full boarding.



Open Days & Events

To find out about Open Days at OBH, please click on the link.

OBH Open Days

School Data


GenderGenderMixed
Age3-13
Type Boarding, Day School, Weekly Boarding,
Size194
Bursaries Available

Bursaries for children of the clergy or serving members of the armed forces are awarded. A small number of means – tested highly discretionary bursaries are also available to support pupils who would otherwise be unable to come to, or stay at, OBH.

Mr David Griffiths

Open Days & Events

To find out about Open Days at OBH, please click on the link.

OBH Open Days

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Old Buckenham Hall School

Old Buckenham Hall School , Brettenham Park, Ipswich, Suffolk

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