If you ask anyone in East Anglia which school is leading the way in the area it won't be long before Framlingham College is mentioned. Recent years have seen this remarkable school emerge as one of the real quality independent schools in the East of England. Set in stunning surroundings in the market town of Framlingham, the school is absolutely thriving and prides itself on producing well-rounded, decent, articulate and very well-educated young men and women.
Framlingham is a strikingly modern and forward-looking school where emphasis is placed on educating the whole person and not just the examination candidate. The school embraces a wide range of abilities, believing that breadth and diversity builds a richer environment, and every pupil has a role to play in the community. The teaching is excellent, and success at Oxbridge and – increasingly – Ivy League universities show that the brightest student will do as well here as they will anywhere. The strong focus on pastoral care and the individual management of pupils combines with an extraordinarily rich, varied and successful range of co-curricular activities to make this school a vibrant, outward-looking and dynamic community. This year alone has seen seven boys and girls achieving national sporting honours; two gaining scholarships at leading Music Conservatoires; a show at the Edinburgh Fringe; and our U14 boys becoming National Hockey Champions (and both U14 and U18 girls qualified for last term's National Finals).
The Headmaster, Paul Taylor, insists that no pupil should place a ceiling on their aspirations: 'At Framlingham we encourage our pupils to open their minds, to aim high in all they do, and to make the most of the opportunities available to them'. The most recent ISI inspection described Framlingham as 'a school where good is no longer good enough'; that says it all really.
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