Independent schools in Suffolk

Discover independent schools in Suffolk – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Newmarket, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge and Southwold.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Suffolk

Entry to pre-prep is normally in the year a child reaches age 5 but some schools offer a nursery provision for the early years as well. Prep schools start at age 8 and go through until transition to senior school at either 11 or 13 years. Some schools offer every stage from pre-prep, prep and senior providing a single school foundation for a child.

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Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Brookes UK
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    Culford School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Fairstead House School & Nursery
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Finborough School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Framlingham College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ipswich High School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ipswich School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Old Buckenham Hall School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Orwell Park School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Saint Felix School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    South Lee School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    St Joseph's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    The Old School Henstead
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    < 100 pupils

    Woodbridge School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Senior schools in Suffolk

    Entry to senior school is normally at age 11 or 13. Some senior schools also offer a pre-prep and prep, providing a single foundation for a child without the need to change schools.

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    Brookes UK
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Culford School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Framlingham College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ipswich High School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Ipswich School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Saint Felix School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Joseph's College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    The Royal Hospital School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Woodbridge School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils