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  • Old Buckenham Hall School
    Brettenham Park
    IP7 7PH
  • Head: Mr Tom O'Sullivan
  • T 01449 740252
  • F 01449 740955
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  • 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 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.......

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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 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....


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...

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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
Aspergers Y
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
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
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

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