Finborough School: Stowmarket, Suffolk, UK

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Finborough School (previously St. George’s School) is a small co-educational independent school. It is situated in and around Finborough Hall, in the village of Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, Suffolk, England. The school boarding school includes Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form. This means that the school has pupils ranging from ages 2 to 18. The Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School are all based in the old Finborough Hall building. The Senior School uses some parts of that building, but mainly uses a classroom block located nearby. Assemblies and ceremonies are often held in the nearby Great Finborough church. This independent boarding school offers a number leadership positions to older pupils, including Head of School, Deputy Head of School, School Council Chair, Prefects, House Captains and members of the school council. Three school houses form the basis of many events throughout the academic year. Annual events include Sports Day and the Cross Country Run. The whole school uses extensive sports fields for both sport and other events. Girls play netball, hockey, athletics, tennis and rounders. Boys play football, rugby, athletics, cricket and tennis. Most age groups play matches against other local independent schools. House matches are played every year, house points are awarded to the winning house. This top  UK boarding school has a number of notable links with local sports clubs. It has successful partnerships with Stowmarket Tennis Club and the Stowmarket Golf Centre. The school also sponsor Bury Rugby Club. Rugby has long been an important and celebrated part of school sport since the 1980s.

Music and drama

This boarding school in Suffolk has a choir and various ensembles, with regular performance nights being held in the drama studio. The school choir perform regularly at festivals and community gatherings in St Andrews Church, Great Finborough. This one of the best boarding schools in England regularly participates in the Sudbury Festival and the Suffolk Festival of Music, Dance and Speech. Drama is available as a GCSE option.

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7 days boarding: 

10,210 per term

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The Hall, Great Finborough, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3EF

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