Langley School: Norwich, Norfolk, UK

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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.


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7 days boarding: 

GBP 11,820 per term

About the school

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.


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



  • 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


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Academic life

  • 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

Sport and culture

Girls: Hockey, Netball, Rounders

Boys: Cricket, Rugby, Football



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.


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.


Location Description

Boarding School in Norfolk, East of England
By Rail:

There are hourly trains from to Norwich from London (Liverpool Street), Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Peterborough. Connections run from Peterborough to Leicester, Birmingham, Leeds, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

By Air:

A coach service runs to Norwich from:
Heathrow (100 miles)     Gatwick (140 miles)     Stansted (60 miles)
Norwich Airport is half an hour from the school and there are several flights daily to and from Amsterdam with onward worldwide connections.

By Car:

Follow the A146 from Norwich towards Lowestoft. Approximately one mile after the village of Thurton turn slight left at Norwich Road (signed Langley). Carry on along  this road and then take Rectory Lane, carry on along this road and then turn left onto Langley Road, continue along Langley Road and then take the left turn (signposted) into Langley School. Follow the visitor signs to park in the car park in front of the reception.

Langley Park Chedgrave, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 6BJ

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