Culford School A GSG School
- Culford School
Bury St Edmunds
- Head: Mr Julian Johnson-Munday
- T 01284 385308
- F 01284 385513
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.culford.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18 with a linked junior school
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 371
- Religion: Methodist
- Fees: Day £10,980 - £18,450; Boarding £21,585 - £28,484 pa
- Open days: October, November, March and May. Individual visits at any time, by appointment.
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Culford Preparatory School and Pre-Prep
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Unhurried, almost relaxed air about the school. Excellent staff/pupil relationships, plenty of banter, easy but respectful. Headmaster greets pupils by name. Girls’ uniform, featuring an ankle length pleated skirt, could be a turn-off for some, though we were told by...
What the school says...
Culford is an HMC co-educational school with an 'Oustanding' Ofsted rating. Boarding is available from age 7 and the School is set in 480 acres of beautiful Suffolk parkland with a magnificent 18th century mansion at its centre. Recent developments include: boarding house refurbishment; new ICT suites; a multi-media language suite; an indoor climbing wall; Studio Theatre; championship-standard indoor tennis centre with high performance coaching. A multi-million pound new library is to be constructed in 2014. Culford now offers specialist hockey, rugby swimming and tennis scholarships, as well as Academic, Art, Design, Drama, Music and Sports awards. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking German at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
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What The Good Schools Guide saysUnhurried, almost relaxed air about the school. Excellent staff/pupil relationships, plenty of banter, easy but respectful. Headmaster greets pupils by name. Girls’ uniform, featuring an ankle length pleated skirt, could be a turn-off for some, though we were told by pupils that it is ‘comfortable and cool in summer.’ Parents describe the school as a ‘hidden gem...’
Since 2004, Mr Julian Johnson-Munday (late 40s). Educated at Norwich School and Leicester University, where he read English. Previously housemaster at Cranleigh and deputy head of Mill Hill (during his tenure he studied for an MBA at Durham). Unpompous, affable manner but makes no bones about the clear direction of the school and the setting of targets for staff and pupils. Is intent on raising the school’s profile and has overseen a busy programme of building. Seeks to maintain...
Special Education Needs
We are an independent selective school that has a very clear academic emphasis. We do aim to meet individual needs within a mainstream setting through the delivery of a differentiated curriculum. We have pupils with SEN. Mild dyslexia; mild dyspraxia and mild dyscalculia are the most common difficulties. We do not have a dedicated SEN unit but we do have fully qualified specialist staff who provide learning support lessons on a withdrawal basis. 10-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|