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Gresham’s School (immersion)

Year of foundation
9—14 years old

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Age: 9-14 years old.

Dates, 2024: on request.

Gresham’s School was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham. The school is located in the city of Holt, one of the most environmentally friendly and beautiful places in the county of Norfolk, near the sea coast, in a picturesque hilly area with stunning natural beauty. The nearest Norwich International Airport can be reached in 30 minutes, to London in 2.5 hours.

Norfolk has a diverse landscape, ranging from its stunning beaches, picturesque countryside and beautiful market towns and villages; It is a great place to live and learn. Each corner of Norfolk has its own character and charm, and its natural surroundings are a haven for a wide variety of wildlife.

The UK's Best School Guide ‘’The Good School Guide’’ writes about Gresham’s School:

“A well-established rural school. He has a well-deserved reputation for his studies in music and theatre. The relatively small size and good location make the school a good choice for those seeking a wider educational experience. The ability to study in high school two programs - IB and A-level - are a strong advantage. It’s hard to imagine who wouldn’t succeed in this happy, well-run school.”

About 500 students’ study at the school.


Douglas Robb, Education - Birkenhead School; University of Edinburg, Master of Political Science; Cambridge University, Master of Education; Moray House School of Education, postgraduate certificate with the right to carry out teaching activities.


  • Alan Hodgkin, neurophysiologist and biophysicist, Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine in 1963
  • Erskine Childers, politician, former president of Ireland
  • Olivia Colman, actress (films “Favourite”, “Iron Lady”), winner of the Oscar 2020
  • Whisten Hugh Oden, poet
  • Arnold Beck, Electrical Engineer, Professor at Cambridge University
  • Henry Snight, professor of physics at Oxford University
  • Tom Bourdillon, climber,
  • David Carnegie, Athlete, Olympic Skeleton Champion
  • Dennis Egan, hockey player, Olympic champion
  • Ralph Firman, Formula 1 racer
  • Richard Lehman, hockey player, Olympic champion
  • James Durand, professor of photochemistry at Imperial College
  • Sir Sesim Graves, former BBC CEO
  • Sir Stuart Crawford, Diplomat
  • Sir Gerald Tesiger, judge of the Supreme Court
  • Richard Buttle, plastic surgeon
  • John Grunge, immunologist
  • Sir James Richards, architectural historian
  • Peter Sinclair, economist
  • John Lanchester, journalist
  • Alastair Geterton, journalist, editor of The Guardian
  • Flora McDonnell, writer, author of children's books
  • Richard Austin, composer
  • Benjamin Britten, composer, conductor and pianist, one of the largest English composers of the 20th century
  • Sir Lennox Berkeley, composer
  • Sir Philip Dawson, architect president of the Royal Academy
  • Christopher Perkins, artist
  • Humphrey Spender, photographer
  • Hawaiin Bias, athlete (squash)
  • Sir James Dyson, inventor and entrepreneur
  • Sir Robin Ibbs, Banker
  • Kat Alano, model and actress
  • Nigel Dick, director of clips and films
  • Sienna Gillory, actress (films "Real Love", "Time Machine")
  • Henry Danielle, actor (films "The Great Dictator", "The Witness of the Prosecution")


  • Great location: students breathe sea air.
  • Excellent instruction in music and theatre.
  • Graduates enter prestigious universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities.


The school covers an area of 80 hectares in a beautiful area. It has excellent sports equipment: playing fields with lighting, a 25-meter indoor pool, a large sports hall, more than 30 tennis courts, an 8-lane indoor shooting range, seven rugby courts, netball and squash courts, a gym, an athletics track and a treadmill.

The music school is equipped with a set of Apple Mac computers with modern software connected to the most modern digital mixing desk in the recording studio.

The school has a superbly equipped professional theatre with a large stage, 2 dressing rooms, 2 rehearsal rooms. Here, chic lighting and sound equipment, which any theatre can envy.


Children will completely immerse themselves in the life of the boarding school, will attend all lessons, activities and sports classes with English school students.


Accommodation in a residence on the school grounds. The school has 7 houses for living, each with its own unique style and character. For younger children, there are two separate houses for living, one for boys, the second for girls. Children live a few people in a room, most high school students live in single rooms. The houses have a common room and a small kitchen.


Sport is an integral part of education. Gresham's School has an enviable reputation for the quality of its sport, especially in hockey, rugby, cricket, netball and shooting. But above all, the school helps students maximize their athletic abilities in a healthy competitive environment. School sports teams compete weekly throughout the year, and Saturday matches are held against other schools throughout the region. Many of the students competed nationally and internationally.

Other sports offered by schools are: badminton, cross-country, football, fencing, sailing, squash, swimming and tennis. Optional classes include aerobics, basketball, golf, horse riding, mountain biking, kickboxing, street dancing, table tennis and trampolining.


Gresham's offers an exciting and diverse program of events, clubs and communities for all of its students. Among them: board games, the United Cadet Corps, a chess club, creative writing, diving, a cinema club, golf, photo club, table tennis and much more, more than 40 clubs and communities in total.

The theatre is very popular among students. Gresham’s can be a real springboard for students who want to continue their studies at a theatre school or university. The school is known for its excellent training in this field and has released several professional actors. The school theatre has excellent sound and light systems, dressing rooms and a large auditorium. The theatre hosts touring companies, and is also used for school productions. The school gives children all the opportunities to develop a serious interest in the theatre, both in acting and in working on the production as a whole: control of light and sound. At least three large performances are held during the school year.

High school music is taught. Teachers at Gresham’s of the highest level, many of them regularly perform in professional orchestras and ensembles or tour throughout the region and beyond. Here you can learn to play the most diverse musical instruments: flute, harp, oboe, violin, electric guitar, clarinet, cello, trumpet, bassoon, double bass, classical guitar, saxophone, piano, horn, organ.

A quarter of the school's students sing in one of the 5 school choirs, who often go on tour throughout the UK and abroad. Anyone who plays the instrument can join one of the ensembles and groups: a symphony orchestra, string orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz bands, a group of guitarists, a rock group.


  • Day trip to Cambridge, including boating on the Cam River
  • Cinema and day trip to Norwich Castle
  • Visits to the north coast of Norfolk and the beaches
  • Gresham Leisure Centre, which includes a zipwire, ropes and a climbing wall.
  • A steam train ride from Holt to the Victorian seaside town of Sheringham

COST, 2023-2024

Price on request.

Included in cost

  • Teaching
  • Accommodation and meals

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  • Flight
  • Transfers to / from the airport
  • Visa
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