Welcome to Gresham’s School

About Us

Gresham’s is 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 2016, Gresham’s was awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating across all nine categories in all three schools following an Independent Schools Inspectorate visit, 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.

Performing Arts

Drama and the Performing Arts promote self-confidence; co-operation and inventiveness encouraging and supporting everyone to explore and appreciate their own ideas and creative freedom of expression.

Drama is part of the Year 9 curriculum at the Senior School, and is a popular option at GCSE with further opportunities to continue into the Sixth Form, studying A level Theatre Studies or IB Theatre. Throughout the department the emphasis is on encouraging a high level of independence, Drama students are encouraged to be active participants in the creative process, finding their place within a team, taking risks, and daring to fail, practically realising their own ideas and recognise the achievements and creativity of others.

Notable Alumni

resourceOlivia Colman, Attended Gresham’s from 1990 to 1992 (Oakeley).

(born Sarah Caroline Colman; 30 January 1974) Olivia (Sarah) Colman has become one of Britain’s most popular and well known actresses. She made her name in comedy in TV programmes such as Peep Show. Recently she has been acclaimed for more serious roles in films such as Tyrannosaur and The Iron Lady in which she played Carol Thatcher. Olivia won two BAFTAS in 2013 – best comedy actress and best supporting actress.  Her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018) earned her the Golden Globe Award for best actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.


DouglasRobb_SeniorhomeI am very proud, as the Headmaster of Gresham’s, to introduce you to this remarkable School. We were founded in 1555 after a bequest to the Fishmongers’ Company  to found a school by Sir John Gresham; they continue to work closely with the school to this day. Our website gives you an impression of all that a Gresham’s education can offer but is no substitute for a visit; I can promise you will receive a very warm welcome.



To find out more about our school or to visit us, please contact our Admissions Manager, Mrs Lucy Arole on admissions@greshams.com or call 01263 714614.

“Hard to think who would not thrive in this happy, well-run school.

The Good Schools Guide