About us

Welcome to Gresham’s, a historic and vibrant co-educational school, founded in 1555. Gresham’s is set in 200 acres and enviably located between the award-winning coast and countryside of north Norfolk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where we are inspired to bring out the best in each other.


We offer a fully rounded education to boys and girls from the age of two in our Nursery and Pre-Prep to Sixth Form students, from across the UK and overseas.  In our most recent Independent Schools Inspectorate visit, Gresham’s was awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating across all three schools, which is testament to our progressive academic curriculum, high-quality teaching and excellent pastoral care. At Gresham’s, pupils are prepared for rewarding personal and professional lives with the intellectual, personal and social qualities and skills needed to make a positive difference to the communities in which they live. We are immensely proud of their enthusiasm, commitment and generosity towards each other.

A progressive academic curriculum

Our curriculum, teaching and facilities support every pupil’s learning journey throughout the school. Classroom learning is complemented by a variety of academic societies and clubs as well as our ever-popular field trips that engender a wider, outward focus. Our Sixth Formers can opt to study A levels, BTECs or the widely respected International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Gresham’s is the only school in Norfolk to offer the IBDP, has swiftly gained an international reputation as an IBDP centre of excellence, with pupils progressing to some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. Outside the classroom, pupils enjoy seemingly unlimited opportunities to participate in an exciting range of co-curricular sports, arts and music activities along with adventurous expeditions and community-based service. Whilst we can boast first class academic achievements, the academic success and personal development of all pupils at all levels gives us the greatest sense of fulfilment and reward.

Outstanding alumni

A Gresham’s education enables our pupils to develop in a huge variety of areas and we have a tradition of producing outstanding achievers in all walks of life, including architects, diplomats, engineers, musicians, and sports men and women and many more. Old Greshamians have been inspiring others for generations from composer Benjamin Britten and poet W.H. Auden to the founder of the Dyson Company, Sir James Dyson. More recently, Old Greshamians making their mark and creating headlines include international rugby players Tom and Ben Youngs and Academy Award winning actor Olivia Colman.

Beautiful north Norfolk

For those unfamiliar with our location in an Area of Outstanding Nature Beauty in north Norfolk, the best advice we can offer is to come and see it for yourselves. We are fortunate to benefit from spacious grounds in the Georgian market town of Holt and are situated just four miles from an award-winning coastline.

North Norfolk enjoys a diverse landscape from its stunning beaches, picturesque countryside and beautiful market towns and villages; it is a beautiful place to live and learn. Every corner of Norfolk has its own character and charm and its natural surroundings are a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. It is a popular destination for bird watching and seal spotting along its unspoilt coast.

The Fine City of Norwich, with its architectural jewels including a cathedral and impressive Norman castle and national and international transport links, is 23 miles away.