Bernadette McCullough joined Framlingham College as Director of Admissions in March 2022. She was previously Admissions Registrar at Orwell Park near Ipswich.

Bernadette has 15 years’ experience leading the Admissions Departments for Ipswich High School (Girls’ Day School Trust) and Orwell Park School, where her main role was to expand the pupil numbers in their nurseries, prep and senior schools, covering both boarding and day pupils for the UK market and abroad.

Outside of work, Bernadette is an advocate for prison reform and ex-offender rehabilitation, visiting HMP Hollesley Bay on a weekly basis and in partnership with a Judge, runs a project based on a Stanford University programme for the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. Previously, she was Chair of Ipswich Winter Night Shelter.

She has three daughters who have completed university, is a musician (violin) and loves sailing and the coast.

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