Culford School

Culford is an independent boarding and day school for 750 boys and girls aged 1 to 18 years, set in 480 acres of Suffolk parkland. Located near the historic market town of Bury St Edmunds, Culford is close to Cambridge (30 min), Stansted (1 hr); and London, Gatwick & Heathrow airports (2 hrs).


Combining the warmth and individual attention of a small community with the wider educationalopportunities of a larger school, our aim is to provide an education that ischallenging, enriching, and funand prepares pupils to be ready for life.

Pupils and parents alike rate the school highly - The Good Schools Guide

High quality and enthusiastic teaching is supported by superb academic and sporting facilities including a new library, studio theatre, 2 dance studios, an indoor and outdoor Sports & Tennis centre with a 25m pool, an indoor golf TRACKMAN® swing analysis suite, and a new fitness room. Sports and activities are an integral part of our offerings, and academic excellence is supported by individualised attention and encouragement. Individual performance programmes in football, tennis, golf and swimming allow athletes to focus on both sport and education.

Academic strengths include maths and the sciences, which run enrichment activities in robotics, engineering and medicine. Recent ISA inspections have rated our Senior School teaching, pastoral care, and boarding as “Excellent”. We offer a broad range of GCSE and A level subjects and leavers progress to top universities in the UK and abroad.

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HeadMrs Claire Bentley
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range1 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£.00 per term
Forces DiscountCEA and families pay 10-12% of annual fees, providing they are in receipt of the MoD CEA
Total Students720
Youngest Boarder7
Junior Boarders50
Senior Boarders220
Int'l Students100
Closest Airport 1Stansted (80km)
Closest Airport 2Heathrow (120km)