Framlingham’s Brandeston Hall to be renamed in September

Matthew King, headmaster, Framlingham College Prep School. ANL-160531-155820001

Matthew King, headmaster, Framlingham College Prep School. ANL-160531-155820001

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Brandeston Hall will be formally known as Framlingham College Prep School as of September.

The prep school to Framlingham College was originally founded as Framlingham College Junior School, and no “real change” is envisaged to the parent or pupil experience at the Brandeston site.

Framlingham College headmaster Paul Taylor ANL-160531-155831001

Framlingham College headmaster Paul Taylor ANL-160531-155831001

A spokesperson added the prep school and nearby Framlingham College will continue to work closely together.

Framlingham College headmaster Paul Taylor said: “This name change is an obvious step in light of the increasing number of pupils who are choosing to come to Framlingham from outside the local area.

“The proposition of ‘Framlingham College 2–18’ is a much more coherent message to present, making it clear that pupils can join the College in Year 7, with the first two years on our Brandeston site.

“As so many of our parents tell us, there is a unique synergy between our Prep and Senior Schools and we want to ensure that our message is not lost in translation and is spread as widely as is possible.

This name change is an obvious step in light of the increasing number of pupils who are choosing to come to Framlingham from outside the local area

Paul Taylor, Framlingham College headmaster

Matthew King, Headmaster of the prep school added: “Brandeston’s close association with the college was one of the key things that attracted me to Framlingham and we really do get the best of both worlds.

“The prep school benefits greatly through use of facilities and the sharing of some outstanding coaching staff but the short distance between both schools means that we keep the feeling of being a warm, family run, independent 13+ prep school.

“Our children move on to senior school only when they are truly ready and we can extend their childhood for as long as possible here. The change of name simply re-emphasises our strengths.

“We will always enjoy our beautiful home at Brandeston Hall but have never stopped feeling a part of Fram.”