Culford School

Bury St Edmunds / United Kingdom

Culford School Culford is an independent boarding and day school for 700 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18 years. It is 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. There are also fantastic sports facilities which include 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 ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED and ISI in boarding and pastoral care, and has seen boarding increase by 40% in the last seven years, resulting in a new girls’ boarding House opening its doors in September 2012. The school has further exciting plans to improve its already impressive facilities: a new gallery space has been completed in the first phase of remodelling the art department. Funded by the Foundation, the gallery was officially opened alongside an exhibition of works by students of the Royal Academy in October 2013. Plans have also been approved to build a £1.8m state-of-the-art Library which will form a new academic hub for the School.

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Pupils' Art Works

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Isabel Davies, 17yrs  
Katie Hargreaves, 17yrs  
Tom Hawtin, 17yrs  
Chloe Field, 17yrs   Photograph
Harriet Clapp, 18yrs   Installation
Harry Purves, 18yrs  
Harry Reidy, 18yrs   Installation detail
Harry Reidy, 18yrs   Installation
Isabel Davies, 17yrs   My Father
Tom Hawtin, 18yrs  
Beth Ivory, 17yrs   Life can be like living in a sardine tin
Natasha Mead, 16yrs  
Peter Chrispin, 17yrs  
Leila King, 18yrs   The Art of a Pendulum
Leila King, 18yrs   The Art of a Pendulum 2