Thetford Grammar School

Norfolk, United Kingdom

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

About Thetford Grammar School

Thetford Grammar School is an independent co-educational day school in Thetford, Norfolk, with some 300 pupils aged from 3-18 coming from feeder schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Celebrating its 900th anniversary in 2014, the school is one of the oldest in England. It was a state grammar school until it became independent in 1981. The school occupies two sites in the centre of the town. Some buildings date back to Tudor times, others are brand new,and despite being a relatively small school, it offers a wide range of facilities. 


Michael Brewer

Values and vision

While taking pride in its 900 years of educating local children, Thetford Grammar School dedicates itself to preparing pupils for the fast moving, ever changing world they will enter on leaving. Its chief aim is to develop the whole child within an inclusive school community. The core value is to ensure the creative growth of every individual in all areas: academic, physical, emotional, cultural and social.

There are over 20 AS- and A-level subjects on offer in the schools sixth form.


"The school fulfils its aims; it is an inclusive family community which develops the whole pupil and ensures that all are known as individuals. Pupils are very aware of the needs of those who are less fortunate and engage in many charitable fund-raising activities...They have a very positive attitude to learning and work well individually and with one another. They develop into caring and responsible young people.”

View Thetford Grammar School’s latest ISI report

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Address: Bridge Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3AF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1842 752840