Old Buckenham Hall School A GSG School
- Old Buckenham Hall School
- Head: Mr Tom O'Sullivan
- T 01449 740252
- F 01449 740955
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.obh.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 223
- Religion: Church of England
- Fees: Day £8,652 - £17,550; Boarding £16,191 - £22,866 pa
- Open days: Individual visits
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Alert, friendly and naturally courteous children – standing up for adults, holding doors etc. The tone throughout is purposeful and light-hearted, no sagging sofas and ancient cast-off furniture.......
What the school says...
OBH has introduced more flexible day pupil collection times recognising the needs of modern families. Whilst committed to full boarding, the school supports boarding children who have commitments outside school and encourages parents to meet with the Headmaster to discuss options on an individual basis.
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What The Good Schools Guide saysAlert, friendly and naturally courteous children – standing up for adults, holding doors etc. The tone throughout is purposeful and light-hearted, no sagging sofas and ancient cast-off furniture....
Since January 2015, Tom O'Sullivan, previously deputy head and head of science at Mowden Hall School. Law degree from Durham; worked in retail and pharmaceutical industry before seeing the light and getting a PGCE from Cambridge. Keen sportsman; has also taught at Beaudesert School in Gloucs.
Pupils enter at nursery, reception and all years up to 7 and 8. No linked feeders, though the majority of pupils come from within a two hour drive. Non-competitive entry through interview and formal assessment plus reports from previous school. Pupils can enter the school on a daily basis and, if they wish, become a boarder at a later stage. A small, but...
Special Education Needs
Mostly one-to-one withdrawal principally for pupils with specific learning difficulties. Some small group work also takes place.
|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||Y|
|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|