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Barnardiston Hall Prep Elementary School

Address: Hall Road, Barnardiston, Haverhill CB9 7TG, UK
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Description Barnardiston Hall Prep Elementary School

  • Year of foundation: 1959
  • Location: Haverhill, Suffolk County, UK
  • Age of students: 3-13 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: mixed
  • Number of students: 250 people
  • Accommodation type: full time, partial, full board.

Barnardiston Hall School is surrounded by a 32 acre site on the border of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. The school accepts for full-time education of girls and boys from six months to 13 years, full, partial boarding is opened to students from the age of 7 years. Staying at Barnardiston Hall contributes to the disclosure of potential in the study of academic disciplines, the development of creative, athletic abilities. An inclusive environment created at school is optimal for students with special educational needs (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia), especially gifted students with potential in the academic, actor, art, music, sports fields.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Barnardiston Hall Prep Elementary School

Program name
from 6 860 £ / term

Day nursery + 1 class - 6 months - 3 years

A unique program is designed for students from 6 months to 3 years. Experience in groups of cohabitation for students of different ages brings benefits: younger students learn from older students, and older students develop their social skills, including care for younger peers. This creates a soft and warm atmosphere. Students have access to a variety of learning opportunities in a comfortable, specially equipped room on the territory of the nursery, as well as in the garden.

At the age of 6 months, pupils visit the nursery at least 3 times a week, receive meals, snacks during the day.

The program includes the study of natural phenomena, colours, forms, artistic creativity, individual lessons, counting, reading and writing, music, walks in the fresh air, reading, singing.

The pupils of the nursery and class 1 become familiar with the French language: students from 2 years old learn the score from 1 to 10, memorize simple poems and songs. Early acquaintance with another language allows them to confidently learn French in Pre-Prep School.

In the first class there are experienced qualified teachers who understand the need to be at the same time a teacher, mentor. All of them have rich experience of communication with young students. First graders begin to wear a school uniform.

The educational program includes seven areas:

  • Communication, language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social, Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical development
  • Understanding of the world
  • Fine art design.

The schedule is constructed in such a way that the students have enough time for games, walks in nature, visiting a pet corner. First graders have lessons in ballet, music, and French.

Pre-Prep School - 4-7 years old

Pre-Prep School students continue to develop knowledge and skills in seven areas, to which arithmetic, grammar, calligraphy, reading instruction are added, students work under the programs of Jolly Phonics, Abacus Maths.

Due to the small class sizes and the help of a junior school assistant, teachers can give students individual attention. Students are engaged in physical education, sports (rugby, hockey, athletics), master the art, French language, music.

Prep School - 7-13 years old (full board)

The academic opportunities of Barnardiston exceed the requirements of the National Curriculum: after passing the general entrance exams, graduates enter the best private and public schools. For over a decade, all students at the Barnardiston Hall School have been accepted into the upper classes of their chosen schools. The Prep-School program includes an extensive sports component: girls play netball, hockey, tennis, go in for athletics, orienteering, and run cross-country. Boys play rugby, hockey, cricket, work out the skills of cross-country, orienteering.

Much attention at this stage of studying is given to the all-round development: art, drama, music. The school choir sings in local cathedrals and churches and takes part in several prestigious concerts during the year. Students learn to play musical instruments, to receive prestigious music awards, including scholarships in high school.

Accommodation, housing and food

The comfortable Barnardiston residences provide a happy homely atmosphere. The sense of community stimulates development, provides security due to the fact that all members of the community know each other well. Students learn to live in a team, share with others, and make friends. Accommodation is available from the age of seven. There are several options for the guesthouse:

  • Full (departure for holidays)
  • Weekly (departure for weekend)
  • Stay 1, 2 nights.

Living in a school is an effective way to acquaint students with the life of a boarding school. Borders are under constant care and control by staff. Mr. and Mrs. Dodgson - the principal, his wife and their family also live in Barnardiston Hall. They are fully involved in all aspects of care, creating a family atmosphere in Barnardiston.

Events Barnardiston Hall Prep Elementary School

The school offers a wide range of leisure activities, evenings and weekends, which makes a valuable contribution to the academic and creative work of students. Extracurricular activities are organized in the following areas:

  • Music
  • Drama
  • Ballet
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Judo.

Indoor entertainment includes barbecue, movie nights, and board games.

On weekends, the school organizes various promotional activities that include visits to cities and towns nearby: Cambridge, London and other places of cultural and historical interest. For students, there are excursions to the Darley stud farm, Boydels farm, to the Splash Zone dinosaur park, Woburn safari park.


The school offers comprehensive education in a developing environment, mixed classes, the opportunity to live in a full-time school or choose flexible options for partial stays.

Individual approach and high academic standards are achieved by small class sizes (on average - 14 people, maximum - 20). A caring approach, close relationship with parents makes staying in school a joyful educational and life experience.

The pedagogical approach is based on traditional family values: students learn and develop in a friendly, but at the same time organized environment. Main tasks:

  • Development of cognitive interest, ability to enjoy new discoveries
  • Identifying the best abilities of students under the guidance of caring coaches and teachers
  • The maximum participation of students in a variety of academic, sports, music, drama classes.

Equipment Barnardiston Hall Prep Elementary School

Barnardiston Hall School is equipped with modern educational, residential premises. Students have at their disposal:

  • Center for Natural Sciences
  • Design studio
  • Photo lab
  • Fine Arts Studio
  • Library
  • Sport center
  • Fields for game sports
  • Pool.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Dates of trimesters





September 2

December 13th


January 6

March 31


20 April

July 2

Extra charges:

  • Tennis lessons
  • Individual teacher consultations.

A number of classes is paid by agreement with teachers.

Staying at school after the end of the school day in the care of the supervision service is paid separately (for students living at home).

Day length in kindergarten: 8.30 - 15.30 with the possibility of staying at an earlier and later time.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution

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- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
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- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
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