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Culford School

Bury St Edmunds / United Kingdom

Culford School Culford is an independent boarding and day school for 700 boys and girls aged 2¾ to 18, located close to Bury St Edmunds, just 1½ hours from London and 40 minutes from Cambridge and Norwich. Separate Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior Schools are situated in 480 acres of beautiful Suffolk parkland with a magnificent 18th century mansion at its centre. Culford’s philosophy is that education should be challenging, enriching and fun and the school believes that what goes on outside the classroom is just as important as what goes on inside it.

Culford is academically ambitious for each child and has excellent academic facilities including a modern Science Centre, a superb Studio Theatre and a newly refurbished Music School. A stunning new gallery space has been completed in the first phase of remodelling the art department and a £2.2m state-of-the-art Library which forms a new academic hub for the School opened in the autumn of 2015. The school offers a wide range of scholarships.

There are also fantastic sports facilities including a Sports and Tennis Centre housing a 25m heated indoor swimming pool, sports hall with indoor climbing wall, squash courts, fitness suite and dance studio. A magnificent championship standard 4-court Indoor Tennis Centre complements the six outdoor courts, and there are extensive grass rugby and hockey pitches, all-weather floodlit pitches and a thatched cricket pavilion with cricket square.

Culford has been judged ‘Excellent’ by ISI in boarding and pastoral care and has seen boarding numbers increase by 40% in recent years. The school also offers an extended day which enables day pupils to arrive and have breakfast from 7.30am and leave at 6pm, or later in the evening for older children.

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Pupils' Art Works

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Freddie Allum, 16yrs  
Freddie Allum, 16yrs  
Freddie Allum, 16yrs   Sea Debris III (Kessingland) - detail
Ben Whittaker, 17yrs  
Ben Whittaker, 17yrs  
Ciara Gavurin, 18yrs   When now and then collide.
Emma Beardmore, 18yrs  
Mariella Reason, 18yrs  
Freddie Allum, 16yrs   Sea Debris III (Kessingland) detail
Ellie Rushforth, 16yrs  
Freddie Allum, 16yrs   Sea Debris III (Kessingland) Detail
Freddie Allum, 16yrs  
Freddie Allum, 16yrs   Sea Debris III (Kessingland) General view