|Head's Name:||Louise North|
Framlingham College was founded in 1864 in memory of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. Prince Albert was a stalwart supporter of education and science, as his patronage of the Great Exhibition so clearly reveals. It is fitting that his statue stands in front of the College which today is a dynamic centre of academic, cultural and sporting excellence providing fully co-educational boarding and day schooling for pupils aged 13-18.
The most common entry points to the College are at 13 (Year 9) and 16 (Sixth Form, when we have a number of new students joining us), but it is not uncommon for pupils to join at other stages. Our prep school, Brandeston Hall, is situated on a beautiful site about 3 miles from the College, and caters for pupils from 2½-13. Again, pupils join at a number of stages, with a significant number joining each year at 11 (Year 7) before moving on to the College at 13.
At Framlingham we are interested in the development of the whole person as well as the examination candidate, and we encourage our pupils to open their minds, to aim high in all they do, and to make the most of the opportunities available to them. The College has a fine record in stretching the most able pupils, while our ‘value-added’ rating for those pupils who are not automatically destined to achieve A grades at GCSE and A Level stands alongside the very best in the country. What is certain is that all pupils can be assured of the highest professional quality of provision and care in all areas of school life, whatever their strengths or interests. Individual programmes of study provide each pupil with the knowledge and expertise to realise their full academic and personal potential, and the majority of our leavers go on to top British universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.