|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (March 2015)|
|Motto||Studio sapientia crescit
(Wisdom grows with study)
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headmaster||Mr. P. B. Taylor, BA (Hons)|
|Chairman of Governors||Mr A W M Fane MA, FCA|
|Founders||The Suffolk Memorial to Prince Albert|
|DfE URN||124884 Tables|
|Colours||Sky blue, Chocolate brown
|Former pupils||Old Framlinghamians|
Framlingham College is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school in the town of Framlingham, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. Together with its preparatory school, Brandeston Hall and Little Bears Nursery it serves pupils from 21⁄2 to 18 years of age.
History of Framlingham College
Framlingham College was originally called the Albert Memorial College in memory of Prince Albert and was founded in 1864 by public subscription as the Suffolk County Memorial to Queen Victoria's husband, Albert, Prince Consort, and was incorporated by Royal Charter. The College is set in 85 acres (340,000 m2) in views of the Mere and the twelfth-century castle Framlingham Castle. The original mock-Gothic buildings have been developed over the years, as a result of significant building initiatives. The building is Grade II listed.
Nearby is Brandeston Hall Preparatory School, located in the village of Brandeston. The school is named after the Tudorbethan manor house that forms its main building. Brandeston Hall was bought by the Society of Old Framlinghamians in remembrance of the 250 boys and masters who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
Paul Taylor became Headmaster in September 2009; he was formerly Lower Master (Deputy Head) at The King’s School in Canterbury. The school received an excellent ISI Inspection Report in February 2010 and an Outstanding Ofsted report in February 2011,.
All students are accommodated in seven fully integrated boarding and day houses: three for girls and four for boys. The facilities at Framlingham College include a theatre with tiered seating for 250, a Design and Technology Centre, a library and a leisure centre that houses an indoor swimming pool, a fitness suite and weights room. The original library, which was given to the College by Charles H. Berners, Esq. DL in 1899, was extended in 1998.
Indoor swimming pool, sports and fitness complex and large playing fields. Framlingham College has a Cricket square that last summer hosted an England XI. Other facilities include two floodlit Astroturf with the newest built in September 2011, Indoor Rifle Range, Squash Courts, a nine-hole Golf course and a multitude of other sporting opportunities. The major sports are rugby, hockey, cricket, athletics and tennis for boys, while girls have the option of hockey, netball, tennis, rounders, and athletics. Pupils can also take part in squash, soccer, badminton, basketball, golf, swimming, archery, shooting, volleyball,table tennis, horse vaulting and under water hockey.
In the Financial Times "value for money" league table Framlingham College rose to 8th best value for money school nationally. In the Times A Level league table, Framlingham College was placed as the top boarding school in the Eastern Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Notable Old Framlinghamians
- Sir Frank Benson Kt CVO CBE, Deputy Controller of the War Office
- Dr David Bull, television presenter (The Wright Stuff, Most Haunted Live)
- Sir Valentine George Crittall Ist Baron Braintree, MP
- Lt. Col. Herbert St Maur Carter D.S.O., M.D., Royal Army Medical Corps surgeon decorated by the British and Serbian governments
- Ashley Cowan, former Essex County Cricket Club cricketer
- Sir George Sampson Elliston KGStJ MC MA, Conservative MP for Blackburn, Member of the Corporation of London
- Len Evans OBE AO, 'Godfather of Australian Wine'
- BrigadierAndrew Freemantle CBE, Chief Executive of RNLI
- Sir William Hale-White KBE, F.R.C.P., Guy's physician; writer of 'Materia Medica'(1895)
- Sir William Bate Hardy Kt MA FRS, renowned biologist and physiologist, Vice President of the Royal Society
- Sir Arthur Vere Harvey Lord Prestbury, MP
- Air Vice Marshal Peter King CB OBE FRCSE, Honorary Surgeon to HM the Queen. Is recognised as the co-descriptor of the “King-Kopetzky Syndrome”.
- Prince Constantin Karadja, Romanian diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations
- Lord Lexden OBE, Conservative historian and politician
- Sir Alfred James Munnings KCVO, PRA (1878–1959), artist
- Rob Newton, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club cricketer
- James Paice, Conservative MP since 1987
- Percy Charles Pickard, DSO and two bars, DFC; World War II pilot and leader of Operation Jericho
- Henry Pryce Jackman, composer
- Stuart Rossiter, writer and postal historian
- Charlie Simpson, musician, Busted and Fightstar
- Air Vice Marshal Harry George Smart CBE OBE DFC AFC, Commander British Forces in Iraq
- The RH Lord Jeremy Sullivan, Lord Justice of Appeal and Senior President of Tribunals
- Squadron Leader William Vale DFC and BAR AFC
- Major General SirAlexander Wallace, KCB, Inspector General of Communications, Egypt
- Sir James Walton KCVO FRSC, surgeon to HM King George V and Queen Mary and then to HM King George VI
- The RH William Robertson Warren, KC, Prime Minister of NewFoundland
- Laura Wright singer and former member of All Angels
- Ivor Noël Hume, OBE, archaeologist
- John Ross, photographer
- Kenneth Mayhew, RMWO, World War II veteran, decorated with the highest honour of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Victoria Cross and George Cross recipients
Recipients of the Victoria Cross
- Lieutenant Gordon Muriel Flowerdew, VC (1885–1918). Awarded VC for cavalry charge in March 1918, in France in World War I, from which he died of his wounds the following day. This was the last British cavalry charge in military history.
- Lance Corporal William Henry Hewitt, VC (1885–1966). Awarded VC for attack on pillbox in September 1917.
- Captain Augustus Willington Shelton Agar, VC, DSO, RN (1890–1968). Awarded VC for attack on Russian navy in June 1919 at Kronstadt, Russia, in the North Russia Campaign.
Recipients of the George Cross
- Commander Henry De Beauvoir Tupper, GC. Awarded the Albert Medal (later replaced by the George Cross) on 21 February 1919, for gallantry in saving lives at sea on 4 August 1918 while serving on HMS Comet during World War I.