Old Buckenham Hall

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Old Buckenham Hall: An Adventure in Education

A Childhood to Remember
OBH is everything you would expect from one of the Country's leading Prep Schools over the last 150 years but is also so much more. It is a very special blend of a traditional and modern dynamic education where Swallows and Amazons meet the age of the ipad. OBH is a journey that not only challenges children greatly, it also puts a smile on their faces and gives them lots to talk about when they get home.

A Love of Learning
When you have talented staff who love teaching, lessons are exciting and challenging, and children develop not just an interest in learning but a passion and a love for it. This desire to learn is the reason OBH children are both successful and happy. Whether it is preparation for a scholarship to one of the Country's top Public Schools or a pre-prepper mastering the three times table, every child is individually supported to be the best they can be. Use of the very latest technology enhances many lessons but will never replace the inspiring teacher we all remember.

Home from Home
From show stopping weekend events such as the Masquerade Ball and the Medieval Banquet to tramping through the school's woods or camping on the island in the middle of the OBH Lake there are always opportunities to play and to learn new skills but best of all to enjoy laughter amongst friends. OBH is full of boarders and day children. All play a full and equal part in a busy and immensely fulfilling day. Those who stay, end each day with a big mug of hot chocolate, chatting in lovely, cosy dormitories or settling down with a good book. The exceptional pastoral care provided by the whole staff team ensures each child is supported and nurtured, and grows to be confident, independent, tolerant and ready for the wider world.

Never a Dull Moment
Whether it is portraiture or pottery, rugby or riding, monologues or musicals, oboes or orchestras an OBH child can try each and every one. In every aspect of extra-curricular life excellence sits alongside participation for all.

From Forest Schools in Pre-Prep to the Old Buckenham Explorers Gold award in Year 8, OBH is an adventure in outdoor education.

 

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Facts & Figures

Head
Tom O'Sullivan
Address
Brettenham Park, Ipswich, , England, IP7 7PH
Telephone
01449 740252
Residential
Boarding & Day
Gender
Boys & Girls
School Setting
Rural
Number of Boys
138
Number of Girls
70
Total
208
Fee Range (Termly)
Boarding £5,166 – £7,851 Day: £2,971 - £6,026
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