If you require more details please contact:
Miss Emma Rutterford
+44 (0)1728 727220
admissions at framcollege dot co dot uk
Joining Framlingham College
Entry Opportunities and Requirements
Framlingham College and Brandeston Hall are co-educational independent schools for pupils from 2½ to 18. We aim to stretch, support and develop the academic potential of each pupil, willingly accepting children of differing abilities. Whilst it is recognised that there must be a base line level of ability in order to access what is essentially a traditional yet dynamic curriculum, we encourage applications from purposeful young people whose major strengths may not be defined in purely academic terms. We believe that breadth of opportunity is essential to inspire and motivate the young. A rich diversity of activities beyond the confines of curriculum unlocks enthusiasm, builds self confidence and uncovers hidden talents, developing strengths which then impact on all aspects of a student's development.
The aim of our process is to identify potential. We are looking for well-rounded pupils with a genuine interest in education in the broadest sense of the word, with interests that stretch beyond the confines of the academic curriculum, in areas such as music, drama, art, debating, community activities and sport. There are many extra-curricular activities, all of which are important in developing a well-balanced, confident individual. Our intake is diverse, and the means of establishing potential will vary according to the candidate's age and educational background.
Entry at Age 13
Most applicants are assessed through interview and Common Entrance or Scholarship examination, but we are happy to make special arrangements for those who are not at standard preparatory schools. Pupils for whom Common Entrance is inappropriate will be asked to sit tests in core subjects, and key stage testing is also considered. Pupils who are not entered for Common Entrance will take the 13+ Entrance Examinations in the January of the year of entry. Full school reports will be requested at the time of Registration, and the general school record and the pupil's contribution to the life of the previous school is taken into account.
Entry at Age 16
We welcome applications for admission into the Sixth Form; we have a significant post-GCSE entry into the Sixth Form and places are offered on the basis of an interview and a reference from the candidate's current school. All offers are conditional upon a minimum of 7 A*-C passes at GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent. Most overseas candidates are additionally tested in English and Mathematics. Full school reports will be requested at the time of Registration and the general school record and the pupil's contribution to the life of the previous school is taken into account.
Visiting the School and Registration
Deciding on a school is an important step and a personal visit is invaluable. We hold a number of Open Days throughout the year which are advertised on our website and in the local press. We also strongly encourage all prospective parents to visit for a personal tour at a mutually convenient time. Please contact the Admissions Registrar, Emma Rutterford and she will be pleased to tailor the visit to your individual requirements.
Following your visit, you will be sent a registration form to complete should you wish to register your child at the school and we will ask for this to be returned with a registration fee of £50 (non-refundable).
If successful, parents will receive an offer of a place for their child and will be asked to complete an acceptance form and pay the acceptance deposit of £200 (£1000 for EU pupils and one term's boarding fee for non EEA pupils). If registration takes place after 1st March for entry in the September of that year, the registration fee and acceptance deposit must be paid together. The School reserves the right not to offer places to those it considers would not benefit from the School's education, would not cope with the academic curriculum, or who may have a detrimental effect on other pupils.