Old Buckenham Hall is a traditional school with a long history of sending pupils to the best Public Schools in the United Kingdom such as Eton, Harrow, Uppingham, Oundle, Oakham, Stowe, Benenden, and Rugby and Wycombe Abbey.

Our aim is to integrate international pupils quickly, enabling them to access the Common Entrance curriculum as effectively as possible.

In addition, we also offer short courses for our international pupils where children can immerse themselves in the life and culture of a British boarding preparatory school.

OBH is a friendly, family – oriented school where children benefit from living in 80 acres of rural Suffolk. We only accept a small number of international pupils each year; during their time at OBH these pupils quickly establish new friendships and are often invited to stay with their friends and families on home weekends.

The care of our international pupils is overseen by our international tutor Mr Colin Campbell who is responsible for liaising with parents about all aspects of school life. All prospective pupils are required to sit an English language assessment to establish their current level of English. This can be administered online if required.

Clarification of Lodgings and Guardianship

The school does not take any responsibility for accommodation or lodgings at home weekends and half term. Parents who wish for their son or daughter to stay with another pupil’s family must arrange this themselves. The school is able to give parents the names of guardianship organisations, but the parent is responsible for satisfying themselves that any arrangements are suitable, and any contract is between the parent and the guardianship organisation.

If you are interested in joining our school, please contact our International Registrar,

Mrs Becky Griffiths by phone 01449 740 252 or email at [email protected]



Uniform for boarding girls


Uniform for boarding boys