Basic Information & Location
Culford is a buzzing, caring, co-educational school for both sexes aged 7–18, with boarding places for those over seven years of age. Finding itself in 480 acres of stunning Suffolk parkland, the School is located just 45 minutes from Stansted and Norwich Airports and around two hours from Heathrow and Gatwick.
Culford provides an educational experience that is challenging, enriching and fun. And, through their highly personalised learning programme, they can help every pupil achieve his or her potential. The school sees education as a transformational process and guides pupils toward academic success, gives them clear moral values and develops their leadership qualities in readiness for the adult world.
Culford’s approach to teaching and learning is based on creating highly-personalised learning journeys so that every child can fulfil their academic and personal potential. Their approach ensures that they challenge and stretch pupils while supporting them every step of the way, providing them with an education that is challenging, enriching and fun. They look to ensure that pupils enjoy their learning so that they develop a passion and internal interest in the subjects they study.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is the heartbeat of Culford’s functioning. Each pupil is assigned a personal tutor who assists minors to strike a balance between the academic and extracurricular opportunities available. Overall responsibility for the pupils’ welfare lies with the housemistress or housemaster. All the boarding houses have been completely refurbished in recent times to provide top-quality accommodation for all pupils, and a new girls’ boarding house opened in September 2012.
Culford has superb sports facilities with a Sports Centre containing a 25-metre indoor pool. Complementing a tennis coaching centre and fitness suite are immaculate pitches and courts for pupils to develop their skills. Culford is able to offer a diverse range of activities, from scuba diving, equestrian and golf programmes through to sailing, choirs, drama and orchestra. There is also a variety of clubs and societies such as debating. Culford is a keen advocate of both the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and a Combined Cadet Force.