Old Buckenham Hall is a leading co-educational preparatory school for children 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; and 35 minutes from Colchester. A range of transport options are available, including morning and evening bus routes and accompanied train journeys to London. Stowmarket and Colchester train stations are both direct lines to London Liverpool street.

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

David Griffiths


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

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

ISI May 2018



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Places are still available for this academic year.

For more information please contact Registrar, Becky Griffiths.

email: [email protected]

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Old Buckenham Hall School is currently closed to visitors due to the national lockdown in the UK.
OBH is providing our 5* blended learning programme for our pupils. Engaging, fully comprehensive and interactive, the programme is also available on-site, with our staff for the children of critical workers and Nursery children.

All School departments are open remotely, and are there for you if you have any queries or concerns.

The Admissions team are happy to organise a video call with the Headmaster, and/or a virtual tour of the school. To book, or if you have any queries, please contact: [email protected]