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Finborough private School

Address: The Hall, Great Finborough, Stowmarket IP14 3EF, United Kingdom
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Description Finborough private School

  • Year of foundation: 1977
  • Location: Great Finborough, England
  • Age of students: 2-18 years old
  • Type of institution: private school
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Form of study: full-time
  • Number of students: 320 people.

Finborough School is an English co-educational private school based on family traditions in the 1977 as a boarding school for the sons of the military serving in the British armed forces. Today, about 320 boys and girls between the ages of 2 and 18 are brought up here. The school works according to the extended educational schedule, which develops:

  • Student analytical skills
  • Conscious approach to the choice of profession
  • Self-confidence.

The Finborough School hosts educational meetings on the book of the American educational businessman Sean Covey: seminars are designed to improve self-esteem, relations with parents, teach them to make important decisions on their own.

In the annual rankings, the Finborough School consistently takes its place among the top ten Suffolk schools, and received the title of “diamond in the world of education” in 2005 Independent Inspection reviews. The school has excellent rankings due to additional sports and creative education.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Finborough private School

Program name
from 7 360 £ / term

Nursery & Pre-prep (2-5 years)

The preparatory school works with students in the Montessori system. 

Prep School (5-11 years old)

Primary school, in which many are harmoniously moving from kindergarten (preparatory school).

from 9 100 £ / term

Grades 7–9

The curriculum is based on the English language, mathematics and science, along with them are taught French, Spanish, history, geography, information technology, art, music and home economics, elective classes on the IBSD, religious studies and the development of life skills.

from 9 600 £ / term

10-11 classes (GCSE)

The program includes an obligatory part and optional disciplines. The first includes English, math, science; together with the language, students often choose to study English literature. You can choose French and Spanish, art, history, information technology, music, geography, physical education, or home economics (the choice includes four subjects). When graduating from grade 11, students usually pass 8-10 exams in GCSE subjects.

from 9 600 £ / term

12–13 classes (AS and A-level)

In the first year of study, the majority of students take four subjects from the AS, so that later three of them can be studied at the A2 level. In addition, all graduates at AS learn critical thinking and participate in a unique life skills development course.

  • English literature
  • English
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Higher mathematics
  • Geography
  • Computer Science and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Art Personal Development
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Theatrical skill
  • Physics
  • Physical education
  • French
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Economy.

Accommodation, housing and food

The school is located in the English village of Great Finborough of Suffolk County in the east of England. It is an hour’s drive from Norwich International Airport (Norwich), 155 kilometers between Finborough School and London.

Finborough School pupils accommodate the residences:

  • Churchill (named after Winston Churchill)
  • Marlboro (in the name of the first Duke of Marlborough)
  • Nelson (named Horatio Nelson).

Girls and boys live separately from each other on full or weekly in hostel in comfortable rooms for up to 60 people. Each residence is supervised by curators and teachers who ensure the health, safety, convenience and academic success of students. Teams for sporting, creative and entertaining competitions are put up from each house.

In the school canteen for students homemade dishes are preparing: a combination of meat, cereals, fruits and vegetables. Those students, who are on full-time and boarding education, are offered breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Parents have the opportunity to adjust the menu of the student individually: for example, replacing meat, dairy dishes, flour or containing nuts.

Events Finborough private School

The school pays much attention to the sporting success of its students, has friendly relations with local sports clubs, including the tennis club and the Golf Center of Stowmarket. The rugby team is sponsored by the Storm Rugby Club. Entertainment programs are organized in free time and on weekends: there is always an active holiday planned for the weekend, including card races, laser battles, quad biking, bowling, swimming, paintball and going to the cinema. In addition, in the list of extra classes:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Horseback riding
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Journalism
  • Yoga
  • Kickboxing
  • Cricket
  • Cooking
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Rock climbing
  • Shooting
  • Dancing
  • Theater Club
  • Tennis
  • The photo
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Chorus

The school participates in the program of the Duke of Edinburgh, which is an indicator of the high status of the educational institution. Duke of Edinburgh includes students' activities in five areas:

  • Volunteering: students help those in need, raise funds for the poor and sick, contribute to the creation and activities of shelters, and so on.
  • Trekking and expeditions (including international). The guys know how to navigate the terrain, to provide first aid, exist in hiking conditions.
  • Physical development: all participants are actively involved in sports, including dance.
  • The development of talents and strong personality traits: the guys actively manifest themselves in the life of the student team, public school organizations.
  • Living and working away from home: the section necessary to fight for the gold award, which is received by young people who, away from home, demonstrate independence and high moral qualities.

Finborough School implements all secondary education programs. One of the leading roles is played by music. Classes in singing and playing musical instruments are visited by each student. The school has its own choir, musical groups, which often delight spectators of the school talent competition and field festivals.

Music accompanies students from the first class of preparatory school - two days a week, students learn about composition, the technique of performing music and practice hearing. High school involves one combined occupation per week. The musical program is designed with the installation on the development of skills acquired in primary classes. The student who chooses music on the GCSE is engaged in the academic program of the British qualification center Edexcel: at the end of the course, the young musician performs two pieces of his own composition in one of the mastered styles. Since the 2010 school year, the study of music has been introduced into the A-level program. The educational course involves almost professional studying, providing an opportunity to improve the technique of playing the instrument to the academic level.


  • Finborough School graduates are intellectually savvy young people, confident and ready for adulthood.
  • Continuity of education at all levels
  • Guaranteed admission to university
  • The strongest education in the sports and music direction.

Equipment Finborough private School

The territory of Great Finborough is 16 hectares of land near the River Gipping creek. Here are the forest and the river, educational buildings, sports facilities. The indoor gymnasium reaches an area of 647 square meters. In addition, the school has:

  • Pool
  • Library
  • Drama theatre
  • Computer classes
  • Music studio
  • Science lab
  • Art studio
  • Gym
  • Football field
  • Art studios.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Autumn trimester lasts from early September to mid-December; spring trimester from January to the end of March; summer trimester from April to early July. Starting dates for school weeks vary by calendar.

  • Registration fee 
  • Deposit
  • Transfer from airport
  • Payment of exams
  • Extra lessons
  • Excursions and activities beyond the program
  • Medical insurance
  • Opening a visa.

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

When enrolling in the 7th and 9th grade, students pass the entrance tests, enrollment in the 12th grade is based on the results of the GCSE exams. Rules of admission for foreign students are quite mild. Upon receipt, you must pass the following stages:

  • Initial interview of parents and students with the director
  • Providing feedback from previous schools
  • Trial days (and nights - for future students of the orphanage)
  • Academic and behavioral assessment of the future student by all staff
  • Director familiarization with evaluation reports
  • The decision to admit the student.

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