Best independent schools in Norfolk: Where to live nearby
Published Nov 1st 2019
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Given Norfolk is a huge county the easiest way to detail this article is to split the county into three – North Norfolk, South Norfolk and Norwich. There are many primary and secondary schools dotted around the towns and villages of the county. There are also a handful of independent schools found within the county. We detail some of the best independent schools in Norfolk below and where to live nearby.
Several independent schools
offer a private school minibus taxis and collect from different locations
across the county to assist parents with the commute of getting children to
A number of the counties
independent school boarding places are taken by international students who live
in the Far East in places such as Singapore or Hong Kong. This international
reach is a credit to their teaching and sporting facilities and puts Norfolk on
North Norfolk Schools
Greshams is located to the northeast of the county of Norfolk and is an independent co-educational boarding school that takes children from the age of 3 (nursery) all the way through to 18.
is an International Baccalaureate
school and Greshams is in the top 30 of such schools in the UK. Greshams is a
boarding school albeit there is a mix between boarders and day pupils. The
latter tend to live relatively close by in villages such as Blakeney, Holt and
Beeston Hall School in Cromer is located on the northeast coastline of Norfolk and is an independent co-educational school which takes children from the age of 4 through to 13. Beeston is also a boarding school. Day pupils tend to live mainly in the local vicinity in villages such as Holt and Blakeney.
Glebe House School in Hunstanton is located to the north-west of Norfolk and is an independent co-educational school that takes children from the age of 6 months, in the nursery, through to 13 years old. The school also offers boarding for older children. Those day pupils tend to live in villages such as Hunstanton, Burnham Market and Brancaster.
Schools in South Norfolk
Langley prep school at Taverham Hall is an independent co-educational school in Norwich and takes children from 1-year-old (nursery) through to 13. Langley is also a boarding school. Most day pupils tend to live locally to the school in villages such as Taverham, Honingham and Costessey.
Wymondham College is found about 10 miles to the south-west of Norwich and is interestingly one of 36 state boarding schools in England and is also the largest in the UK. It is a secondary co-educational school and has academy status and takes young adults from 13-18 years old. It is not easy to get a place at the college as demand is very strong and the college has a very rigorous admissions policy. Close by villages that pupils tend to live are Spooner Row, Wicklewood and Deopham.
Riddlesworth Hall School is found to the south of Norfolk and on the borders of Suffolk and is an independent co-educational school that takes children from the ages of 3 (nursery) through to 13 and the completion of the common entrance exams.
The school is located between
Diss and Thetford and most pupils’ homes are in close by villages such as North
Lopham, Garboldisham, East Harling and Thetford albeit the International reach
is extensive for pupils at this school.
Best schools in Norwich
Town Close School is located on the tree-lined Newmarket Road and a short walk from the city centre of Norwich. The school is an independent co-educational school and takes children from the ages of 3 (nursery) through to 13 years old. Several pupils live within walking (or scootering) distance but some also travel from the villages to the north and south of the city.
Norwich School is located within Norwich Cathedral grounds and a short walk to the shops of Norwich. The school is co-educational and takes children from the ages of 4 through to 13 years old. Like Town Close several pupils live within Norwich and therefore walk or take the bus.
Norwich School for girls is also located in the Newmarket Road to the south of Norwich city centre and is an independent girls only school that takes children from 3 (nursery) to 18 years. Like Norwich School, several pupils live within Norwich and therefore walk or take the bus.
Notre Dame Roman Catholic Girls’ School is in the city centre of Norwich and is a coeducational secondary school and 6th form that has Academy status and takes young adults from 13-18 years. Most pupils live in Norwich and will access public transport or walk to get to school.
Property in Norfolk
Norfolk boasts many exceptional schools, both state-run and independent. If you’re struggling to find the ideal school for your child or secure a place at the school of your choice it might be worth speaking with an education consultant.
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