Town Close School

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Town Close School
Established 1932
Type Independent
Location Ipswich Road
Students 466
Gender Co-educational
Ages 3–13
Headmaster Graeme Lowe
Website Town Close School

Town Close School is an independent school in the English county of Norfolk in Great Britain. The School is based around two large town houses, one early Georgian and the other mid-Victorian. Purpose-built classrooms and accommodation have been added in recent years along with an indoor heated swimming pool and a sports hall, attracting national attention.[1][2]


The school has attained notable sporting success, with pupil Abby Gooderham becoming the under-12 girls’ national javelin champion in July 2011, and pupils Thomas Huckerby and Ben Dugdale also being placed in the National Prep Schools Athletics Championships, held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.[3]

Playing Field[edit]

The school has a playing field situated further out from the city on the Newmarket Road. Norwich City Football Club played at this Newmarket Road site from 1902 to 1908, with a record attendance of 10,366 against Sheffield Wednesday in a second round FA Cup match in 1908.[4] Following a dispute over the conditions of renting the Newmarket Road ground, in 1908, the club moved to a new home, in a converted disused chalk pit in Rosary Road which became known as "The Nest".[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

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Coordinates: 52°37′08″N 1°17′01″E / 52.6188°N 1.2835°E / 52.6188; 1.2835