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Stupendous view of the castle from many perspectives (head has dress circle view from her first floor study). This is a school for exploring and enjoying; massive oak staircases, terraces on which to play games or take off into the ravishing grounds. A tone of respectful informality throughout. Pupils well-mannered and noticeably calm, even at lesson changes and in the dining hall at lunchtime. ‘The whole of year 7 and 8 seem to stay on Wednesday and Friday nights,’ say pupils, partly no doubt, because there is…

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Framlingham College is a dynamic and forward thinking school. The College sits in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings overlooking the inspirational Framlingham Castle. Its excellent facilities ensure that wonderful opportunities exist for pupils in sport, music, drama and outdoor education. The College boasts Gold Awards in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and enjoys a national reputation in sport and the performing arts. Pastoral care is paramount at Framlingham with emphasis on providing a safe and secure environment for each and every student.

Framlingham is a fully co-educational day and boarding school that offers full, weekly and flexi-boarding options.
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Since September 2019, Louise North, previously senior deputy head at Oakham School. French and Spanish degree from Durham University; began her teaching career at St Peter’s School, York, and after stints as a boarding housemistress at both Glenalmond and Marlborough College, she joined Stonyhurst College as deputy head (upper school). She is married to Dominic, a dealer in rare and fine books, and they have two children who have joined the college and prep school.

Head of prep since 2016, Matthew King. History degree from Nottingham; began his teaching career in Surrey before moving to Dorset, where he met his wife Emily while both were teaching at Dumpton School in Wimborne. Deputy head and then head of Pennthorpe School in Sussex, where he spent eight happy years before being appointed head...

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The College offers a ‘whole school’ approach to support for learning, creating an active partnership that includes the child and parents, with teachers and other professionals, working in concert to provide educational support for the individual at stages throughout their school career. The College sets each child in context, building a ‘child centred’ view. Support for learning is available to all pupils, whether gifted or talented at academic or other pursuits. Achievement is not seen in academic terms alone but embraces learning for life beyond The College.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
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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