A wide range of sports are taught such as Rugby, Football, Cricket, Hockey and Netball; with matches every week. Due to the size of the School it means that everyone gets to participate. The School has a policy: everyone has a go, everyone is involved. The same goes for the speech, drama and music: everyone is involved. Music plays an important role in the daily life of the School for all the students.
The School has its own choir and chamber choir. They perform regularly and have sung at the Norwich festival, the St Mary’s Diss Festival and at the Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. As well as day students, Riddlesworth Hall also offers boarding for ages 7 to 13. Whether it be full time or flexi-boarding, all children are made to feel welcome and comfortable. The children are very well looked after and there is such a warm, caring family atmosphere.
International students are also welcomed at Riddlesworth Hall. They are linked with a School called Regents in Thailand but students from all over the world visit, such as Japan, China, Italy, Korea, Columbia, Russia, Ukraine and the USA!
Riddlesworth also has links with the services and provides boarding for children who have parents currently serving in HM Forces. They offer fully escorted travel to and from airports by members of staff who know the children.
The School’s ethos is ‘to be a unique, stimulating, secure and happy environment rich in opportunity and expectation. Every child is encouraged to aspire to the highest possible educational, moral and spiritual standards preparing them to meet the challenges of a changing world.’
Independence and curiosity are encouraged and nurtured, and the children leave us at thirteen ready for the new opportunities and challenges that they will face at their secondary schools.
I consider it to be an absolute pleasure to be leading Riddlesworth Hall and would very much like to have the opportunity of welcoming you to the School to share my passion for the education and unique care we can offer your son or daughter.
Headmaster, Mr Paul Cochrane.