“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent.”

“The quality of the pupils’ personal development is excellent.”

ISI May 2018

Named as one of the top 5 UK Prep Schools by Tatler 2017

Old Buckenham Hall is a leading independent day and boarding preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 – 13 years and has been educating children for over 150 years.

Old Buckenham Hall is very special place for your child to begin their educational journey. Here, children remain just that. They experience, they learn, they grow, but they do so within one of the most idyllic environments imaginable.

We are proud of our beautiful school, but it is what goes on inside these old walls and in the grounds that really matters. Every teacher at Old Buckenham Hall is committed to delivering the very best for every child. For us this means inspirational academic and co-curricular teaching, outstanding pastoral care and embracing risk and challenge. Children here feel happy and safe and they have a chance to explore their aspirations and develop their character.

Situated in the heart of rural Suffolk, near the historic town of Lavenham, Old Buckenham Hall is just 20 minutes away from Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury and Stowmarket. A range of transport options are available including morning and evening bus routes and accompanied train journeys to London.

Becky and I look forward to welcoming you to Old Buckenham Hall so that we can share some of the magic.

David Griffiths


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OBH Baby & Toddler Group

19th November | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This week activities are themed around the wonderful Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We welcome all ages of babies and toddlers and their grown-ups to the Baby and Toddler Group. Set in our beautiful new Nursery classroom the children are able to make use of the natural resources, role-play areas and creative corners. Delicious home-baked goodies and fruit platter, fresh from the Old Buckenham Hall kitchens, along with tea and coffee for the grown-ups will be available. For more information…

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Year 8 Mock Common Entrance & Scholarship Exams

20th November
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until 22nd November 2019

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U11 & U13 Boys’ Rugby

20th November | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2.30pm 1st & 2nd XII Boys' Rugby v Culford Prep School (A) 2.30pm U11 A & B Boys' Rugby v Culford Prep School (H) 2.30pm U10 A Boys' Rugby v Culford Prep School (H)

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U11 & U13 Girls’ Hockey

20th November | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

2.30pm 1st & 2nd VII Girls' Hockey v Culford Prep School (A) 2.30pm U11 A & B Girls' Hockey v Culford Prep School & St John's College School Cambridge (H)

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