Welcome from Mr & Mrs Sinclair
Finborough School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 2-18 offering continuity of education. Set in 40 acres of Suffolk countryside just 5 minutes from the A14, the school was rated excellent in all areas at the last ISI Inspection (2016).
Do you want to give your children the best preparation for life?
At Finborough School we pride ourselves on being a little different. Many independent schools these days focus just on academic results. Clearly one of the main reasons that parents choose an independent education for their children is because they want to give them a ‘better’ education. We encourage and motivate our pupils to do the best they can in all areas and to embrace who they are as people. We concentrate on developing each and every child so they continually improve themselves and grow in confidence, which gives them the best preparation for life.
We began to realise just how different we were compared to most independent schools when we carried out some diagnostic research with our staff, pupils and parents. The findings reinforced all the important things we stand for and are now building upon. The word most frequently used to describe the school and the children in it was ‘happy’ – what great feedback! Being small, (we have circa 425 pupils), with a homely, family-oriented environment, encourages children to express themselves and to be confident. Children learn more when they’re happy, our staff perform better when they’re happy and we’re delighted that our parents are happy too!
We have put an ambitious development plan in place since we took over the school in 2008. Our first area for investment – personal investment – has been our staff. Using specialist leadership and team development consultants (who have worked with giants such as Coca Cola, Virgin Mobile and First Direct) we are ensuring that our greatest asset, our staff, are maximising their potential with us. All our staff are now trained on the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, written by Stephen Covey, which is being used to continually develop and shape our culture.
Significant financial investment has provided our pupils with a state of the art £2.5 million sports hall, including a gym with Olympic standard equipment, a Paddy and Scotts café (which the sixth formers have the opportunity to work in as baristas around their studies) boarding house upgrades, learning suite, forest schools area, classroom upgrades, dedicated mac suite, art and graphic equipment, the list goes on!
Performing Arts and Sport are very close to our hearts here at Finborough – we feel they’re an integral part of our holistic approach and every child’s enjoyment and motivation. When playing sport we believe it is important our pupils learn how to win with dignity as well as to lose gracefully.
We are passionate about the school and have seen for ourselves what a difference it can make to the lives of our pupils. We are in the privileged position of seeing pupils start at the age of 2 and leave as an adult, fully ready to take their place in the world, for us, there is no better reward. Our children are educated at Finborough, Mr Clark’s children are here too because we wholeheartedly believe in our culture, ethos and team of dedicated staff.
Childhood is sacred, a time to explore, to learn, to have fun and to make friends. Come and see for yourself what Finborough School can offer you and your children.
We look forward to hearing from you.
James and Louise Sinclair