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Public school sees boost in admissions boost after parents turn away from state schools




Following the coronavirus outbreak, an increasing number of parents in Diss appear to be considering sending their children to public school.

Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School has seen applications for September rise by around 15 per cent on the previous year – all the more notable given they have had to suspend their international programme.

The school, which is normally home to around 115 students, has been offering virtual tours for prospective students, many of whom are expected to be transferring over from state schools.

Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School has seen a noticeable increase in admissions for the upcoming September term.
Riddlesworth Hall Preparatory School has seen a noticeable increase in admissions for the upcoming September term.

Registrar at the school Hannah Routledge said: “It’s really exciting – we’ve seen quite a lot of applications from the state sector, because parents don’t want their children to be in classrooms of 35 children.”

At Riddlesworth, which is on Hall Lane in Riddlesworth, classrooms will be limited to a maximum of 15 students.


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