Welcome to Framlingham College. My Admissions team and I are here to support you and your child through the process of joining Framlingham College. We encourage prospective families to visit us as many times as you wish, through open days, personal visits and to join us at school-wide events.

We know how important a decision it is to choose the right school and we are happy to answer any questions you may have, however small.

The aim of our admissions process is to identify potential. We are looking for pupils with a genuine interest in learning, and interests that stretch beyond the confines of the academic curriculum in areas such as sport, music, drama, art, debating and community activities.

Our intake is diverse and the means of establishing potential will vary according to the applicant’s age and educational background.

Your first point of contact will be with a member of my Admissions team, who will be happy to guide you through each stage of the College’s admissions process, arrange for you to visit us and answer your questions.

I so look forward to welcoming you to Framlingham College.

Bernadette McCullough Director of Admissions

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Visit Framlingham

We recommend that you visit the College to get a feel for our wonderful, friendly atmosphere. Framlingham College comprises of the Prep School in the beautiful surroundings of the idyllic neo-Tudor Brandeston Hall beside the River Deben in the village of Brandeston, and the Senior School, set amongst stunning surroundings in the market town of Framlingham – approximately five miles from Brandeston. You can arrange a private visit or join us on one of our Open Days.

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Stay and Play Sessions

Running through July and August 2024  •  9.30am – 11.00am

An opportunity to:

  • Play together
  • Enjoy stories
  • Get busy with arts and craft
  • Go on some outdoor adventures
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Tour the College

Take a look at our interactive tour to gain a sense of who we are as a school, our facilities and our staff.

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Key Dates for September 2025 Admission

Upcoming Open Mornings

Sixth Form
Saturday 14 September 2024 | 10:00
Senior School
Saturday 05 October 2024 | 10:00
Prep School
Saturday 12 October 2024 | 10:00

Scholarship Application Deadlines

11+ Scholarship Application Deadline
Friday 03 January 2025 | 16:00
13+ Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday 02 December 2024 | 16:00
16+ Scholarship Application Deadline
Friday 11 October 2024 | 16:00

Scholarship Assessments

11+ Scholarship Assessments
w/c Monday 27 January 2025
13+ Scholarship Assessments
w/c Monday 13 January 2025
16+ Scholarship Assessments
w/c Monday 11 November 2024

September 2024 Induction

Year 12 Induction Day
Thursday 20 June 2024 | 09:00 - 14:00
Year 9 Familiarisation Day
Monday 24 June 2024
Induction for Years 9 & 12 and International Pupils
Monday 02 September 2024

At a glance

100 acres of beautiful grounds over two campuses
7 Senior School Boarding Houses
8+ different nationalities in the College
11 bus routes inc. Norwich, Cambridge & Colchester

Scholarships and Bursaries

At Framlingham, we are interested in uncovering genuine scholarliness. We want our Scholars to demonstrate excellence and commitment, curiosity and a spirit of inquiry. We are looking for a genuine hunger to develop knowledge and understanding, and a willingness to promote the joy to be found in learning different skills.

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International Admissions

Welcoming pupils from all over the world and embracing the wealth of diversity that this brings is central to Framlingham’s purpose, helping to create confident young people with global horizons.

We recognise that celebrating every individual – for who they are, their experiences, their beliefs, and their hopes for the future – enriches every area of College life, and benefits both domestic and international students alike.

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Day or Boarding Options

The boarding experience at Framlingham College is a fully integrated part of our educational approach. We warmly welcome boarders from the UK and from all over the world. Our society is greatly enhanced by the different cultures, religions, ideologies and perspectives that our pupils bring with them. As a top UK Boarding School based in the heart of Suffolk, we recognise the demands on busy families. We therefore offer flexible boarding arrangements that fit around your child(ren) and family.

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An Extensive Bus Service

We run an extensive school minibus network which runs daily to Aldeburgh, Kessingland, Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Harleston, Ipswich South and Hadleigh. We also run an express service to Cambridge, Norwich and Colchester.

The College has three Express bus services covering Cambridge, Norwich and Colchester. As of September 2023, the mid-week Wednesday evening/Thursday morning service also covers the Cambridge and Norwich routes. The Norwich route also now runs on a Saturday evening.

Bus Routes and Information

Our admissions team

Bernadette McCullough

Director of Admissions

T: +44 (0)1728 727220
E: Click here to email Bernadette

Zoë Bellfield

Senior School Admissions Officer

T: +44 (0)1728 727217
E: Click here to email Zoë

Keri Ford

Prep School Admissions Officer

T: +44 (0)1728 684112
E: Click here to email Keri

Summer Precious

Admissions Assistant

T: +44 (0)1728 727794
E: Click here to email Summer

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