Culford School

Suffolk, United Kingdom

Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About Culford School

Established in 1881, Culford School is a co-educational, all-through, independent school in the town of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Offering places to around 700 pupils aged 1-18, the selective school sits on a large plot of rural land and boasts a mix of 18th-century buildings and modern teaching facilities. 

Although the majority of Culford’s children are day pupils, the school offers boarding facilities for prep and senior pupils. Prospective students are expected to pass examinations across a broad range of subjects. The precise nature of the admissions procedure differs depending on the age of the child applying for entry.   


Julian Johnson-Munday   

Values and vision 

Culford School was originally founded in the Methodist tradition and as a result takes pride in the cultural and spiritual development of its pupils. Students are instilled with a strong moral code and encouraged to value themselves and the work they produce, as well as to always have respect for their fellow pupils and staff members.   

ISI report 

“The quality of pupils’ personal development throughout the school is excellent and is supported by strong pastoral care. Pupils have high levels of moral and social awareness, and a clear sense of right and wrong, demonstrating emotional maturity. They treat each other with tolerance and respect and there are excellent relationships between staff and pupils.” 

View Culford School's latest ISI report

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Address: Bury, St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6TX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1284 728615