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Orwell Park School

Orwell Park School

Nacton, Ipswich, IP10 0ER, Suffolk

01473 659225



Orwell Park School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1868
Headmaster Mr Guy Musson
Date Appointed August 2023
Co-ed Age Range 2.5-13 years
Number of pupils 270
Pre-Prep Day £3,213 - £4,570 per term
Prep Day £6,891 - £7,638 per term
Prep Boarding £9,406 - £13,074 per term
Average Class Size 12-14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:12
Associations BSA, IAPS, ISC

A full and exciting education in a magical setting.

Orwell Park, established in 1868, is a co-educational prep school for day pupils and boarders from 2 1/2 to 13.

The school has one of the most beautiful and expansive settings in the UK, housed in an 18th century mansion, within 110 acres of stunning grounds on the banks of the River Orwell. The adjacent pre-prep building is a new, purpose built facility that combines innovative indoor spaces with an interactive forest school setting.

This is a busy and exciting education that makes the most of superb facilities to provide an unparalleled co-curricular experience with outstanding preparation for senior schools. Facilities include six sports pitches on site, a bushcraft forest camp, an outdoor pool set within a walled garden, floodlight astros, an army designed assault course, a nine hole golf course and a working Victorian observatory that is much loved by the astronomy club. Orwell Park is linked with Mayo College in Rajasthan, India which allows Year 7 pupils to visit India and sample the education at one of India's most famous boarding schools.

Boys and girls are given every opportunity to be the best they can be, both in and outside the classroom. High expectations, small class sizes and learning strategies tailored to the individual child lead to high levels of attainment. Pupils progress to a wide range of top senior schools such as Eton, Harrow, Oundle, Uppingham, Marlborough, Radley, Winchester and Stowe.

Boarding is extremely popular with Orwell Park pupils and incorporates a comprehensive programme of evening and weekend activities. There is a strong school community and much to participate in, and this sees many local pupils also opting to flexi board. Dormitories are bright and spacious, looking out towards the River Orwell across the lawns which are often visited by the resident deer - it can seem a bit like Hogwarts! A dedicated team of boarding staff are totally committed to the happiness and wellbeing of the boys and girls in their care.

Join us at an Open Event to see for yourself what makes Orwell Park such a special and inspirational place to be.

For more information contact our Director of Admissions and External Relations, Saskia Jordan, on 01473 653224 or email admissions@orwellpark.org