Langley School: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Langley School: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


An English boarding school! Langley School in Norfolk, Norwich is worth looking at! Langley is a warm and friendly coeducational boarding school with clear values and high aspirations for all its students. This prestigious boarding school provides a first class, all round education in a supportive community, in which our students learn to become independent, valued citizens and are able to develop their potential to the full.

We offer a broad yet challenging curriculum with excellent teaching and learning opportunities, where the emphasis is very much on the individual student.

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 24 70 94
Day School: 143 274 417
Year of foundation: 1911
Some history:

.In 1858 the story of Langley School began, when by order of Court of Chancery the King Edward VI Grammar School in Norwich was divided into upper, academic department and a modern commercial designed to include the children of newly prosperous Victorian parents. In 1910 the Education Committee decided to amalgamate Middle Schools in Norwich with the Municiple and Presbyterian Schools for boys, all to attend the new City of Norwich School which was to be built at Eaton. Jeremiah George Chapman, teacher at King Edward Middle School was offered a position at the City of Norwich School, but he decided to follow his ambition of providing boarding facilities for those children who found daily travel to Norwich impossible. Mr Chapman decided this was time to combine Middle School pupils, and boarders, in his own School at St. Giles which was large enough to house all students. The senior school moved out of the city to Langley in 1946. The change of school also meant a change in name and the “Norwich High School for Boys” became “Langley”. To prevent any uneasiness between the old boys and the new, all old boys of both schools were from then on to be known as “Icenians”. For the younger pupils (forty of them being under nine) Beech Hill, a house in Thorpe became available. Langley School became fully co-educational in 1990 going from 4 to 40 girls.

Campus size and facilities:

This top UK boarding school has a large campus situated in beautiful Grade I listed grounds, originally designed by Capability Brown. The Main Hall houses boys boarding, The Library, Ballroom, Dining Hall and offices, while the teaching areas and girls boarding are situated across the campus. New facilities of this UK boarding school include:

  • New floodlit Astroturf
  • New teaching block with ground floor of ICT suites
  • New medical centre
  • Recently refurbished boarding accommodation



Address: Langley Park, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6BJ

Contact school: contact-us


Rolling or fixed admission date? Rolling

Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 10,337 per term

Needs based aid: Offered

Merit scholarschips:Offered

About the school

Long description:

Entrance Scholarships

At Langley we recognise that all students are talented. Some excel in the area of academic work and for others, their ability lies in Art, Drama, Music,Sport or Technology. This boarding school also offers an all-rounder award for students joining the school in yrs 6,7,9 or 12 who excel in more than one area. That is why opportunities exist within the curriculum and in a wider variety of extra curricular activities to develop these talents further.

In order to apply for a Scholarship, you must also have registered a place at this boarding school and must meet the school’s academic entrance requirements.

Academic Scholarships

Academic Scholarships are available at entry into Years 6,7 and 9.There are two awards in each category;one of 50% and one of 25% of the Day Fees.

Non-Academic Scholarships

For students who excel in other areas, this boarding school offers scholarships in Art,Drama, Music,Sport and Technology. Assessment is by evidence of achievement, audition/trial/practical exercise and interview. There are two awards in each category; one of 50% and one of 25% of the Day Fees.

Sixth Form Scholarships

A number of Sixth form Scholarships are awarded to students from Langley School and from elsewhere, based on their achievement at GCSE.A student who passes all his/her subjects with Grade A* would clearly be in line for a major award (up to 50% of day fees) but there are opportunities to recognise the achievement of others if top grades match chosen ‘A’level subjects.This is particularly true where the student is gifted in Art, Drama, Music, Sport or Technology.


This boarding school offers two scholarships for entry into Years 7, 9 and 12 for external candidates only, who are joining the school as a boarder.

Dorm Facilities:

  • Children board from the ages of 10-19. There are some weekly boarders who live relatively locally, but the majority are full boarders - some of whom come from different parts of the world including the Far East and Africa as well as Europe. It makes for a rich and culturally diverse population with much to give and receive. This boarding school offers: Full boarding, Weekly Boarding, Flexi/Occasional Boarding, Day Boarding.

    All meals are taken in the dining room and the food is both plentiful and varied. After breakfast students tidy their rooms, collect together the things for the day and attend school in the adjacent classrooms. Each afternoon there is a range of over 80 extra boarding school extra curricula activities to participate in. From 5pm-5.45pm there is a period of free time, followed by the evening meal and supervised prep. The length of prep varies according to age group and at the end of prep the Matrons open up the kitchens for 'tea & toast'. Students are then free to use the facilities of this boarding school until their fixed bedtimes. These range from 9pm to 11pm when seniors are expected to be in their study bedrooms. Weekends move at a slower and welcome pace though there are allocated times for study. Resident staff offer a programme of visits, events and outings to encourage youngsters to make effective use of leisure time. A Chapel service is held on Sunday with a format aimed at the school-age congregation.

    This boarding school offers boarders:

    Medical Centre
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Acres of Parkland
  • Large lake
  • Access to St Michael's Church
  • Two spacious common rooms in the Main Hall
  • Floodlit Astroturf
  • State of the art ICT suites for personal and prep use

Dress code: Formal

Academic life

What we offer?

  • This Top UK boarding school offers: 
  • A first class educational experience
  • Co-educational education for ages 10 - 18
  • A Teacher: Pupil ratio of 1 : 8
  • Small class sizes
  • Full and Weekly Boarding
  • Transport for day pupils covering a wide area
  • Provision for Special needs
  • Scholarships for the exceptionally able
  • Technology for the 21st Century
  • Excellent sporting facilities
  • A strong focus on the performing arts
  • A Combined Cadet Force
  • A full activities programme
  • A wide choice of subjects
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • An all round education

Student/teacher ratio: 8:1

Average class size: 16

Number of AP courses offered: N/A

Social life & attractions

Description: Boarding School Activities
  • Bus service to and from school and Norwich on Saturdays
  • Regular competitions and events are organised by gap students
  • Trips to the cinema, theatre and galleries
  • Visiting theme parks and tourist attractions
  • Sports clubs are offered on a weekly basis
  • Film and popcorn nights in
  • Day trips to Cambridge and London
  • Local shops and amenities in Loddon
  • Sleepovers for day students

Sport and culture

Sport Facilities:

This UK boarding school provides excellent opportunities for sport. Physical Education and Games are taught to all students in years 6 - 11. The P.E. department aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable students to develop their playing ability in a range of sports as well as foster an awareness of a healthy lifestyle. The curriculum lessons are complemented with an extensive activities programme, which runs every afternoon and enable pupils to try other sports such as judo, sailing, table tennis, skiing, golf and fencing.

This top British boarding school has good facilities for sport, both indoors and outdoors. These comprise: a large sports hall with a climbing wall; extensive playing fields with rugby, football, hockey, 2 x astro-turf pitches (full size and midi) and cricket pitches; 3 netball courts; 9 tennis courts (1 indoor, 5 all-weather and 3 grass courts); a 9 hole golf course and in the summer 2 athletics tracks with jumping and throwing areas. a purpose built gymnasium with cardio-vascular and resistance machines. Recently acquired is a bank of Concept 2 rowing machines for racing/training.

What we offer? Girls: Hockey, Netball, Rounders

Boys: Cricket, Rugby, Football

Culture and arts:

The Art department plays a vibrant and vital part in the life of this boarding school. Pupils experience a range of work throughout all year groups; they have hands-on experience of Fine Art (including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture), Ceramics, Textiles and Photography. Opportunities to further their interest in these areas are available through the extensive activities programmes available to all age groups. Exam courses are available in Fine Art, Textiles, Ceramics and Photography. Sixth form pupils are prepared for entry to art college, pupils having gained entry to an impressive range of art colleges both nationally and internationally.

The Music Department is a lively area of this boarding school where you'll always find students keen to rehearse for and perform in one of the many music events that take place throughout the year : House Music, Carol Service, Dixie Band, Stage Band, Saxophone Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Langley Choir, Theory Class, Guitar Group, Rock Band, Annual School Musical, Visits to Orchestral concerts Workshops, Trips to West Ends shows, Cabaret Evening

All students of this boarding school in year 6, 7 and 8 have one 50 minute lesson a week. In these lessons we cover general music theory, listening skills, composition, performance, keyboard skills and the history of music in a range of different musical styles.

Year 9 students have two 50 minute lessons a week and this is an option subject. During this year we prepare the students for the GCSE course, focusing on performing, composing and general musicianship.

Famous People Who Attended This School

Sir John Mills

Why Should You Choose this School?

Langley School offers all round education and provides an environment for pupils to identify their strengths and live up to their full potential.


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