Space to thrive

Space to thrive

Gresham’s is an authentic boarding and day school based in North Norfolk.

The school is based on an outstanding 200 acre site, surrounded by rolling countryside and only 4 miles from an award-winning, North Norfolk coastline. Founded in 1555, Gresham’s provides a fully-rounded education to boys and girls from the age of 2 to 18. Supported by staff with a real concern for their wellbeing, our pupils have the time and space to develop into well-rounded, confident individuals.

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


An ‘Excellent’ School

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

A Gresham’s Education

At every level, we offer a curriculum which is versatile, stimulating and enriching. Our goal is to help each pupil reach their own potential, as well as helping them to develop skills that will be invaluable in lifelong learning.

The Dyson Building

The Dyson Building opened at Gresham’s in September 2021. Sir James Dyson, a former pupil at the school, enabled the innovative new centre for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education.

The building of a dedicated centre for STEAM subjects disrupts the established narrative that young people must choose between science and the arts at an early stage of their life. By teaching the subjects side by side, pupils will begin to see how the knowledge gained from one discipline can be used in a creative way in another. Creativity and original thinking have always been the cornerstones of a Gresham’s education; the Dyson Building establishes state-of-art facilities to see this continue into the mid 21st century.

Spaces are equipped with the latest technology, with art hubs, IT points and open-stair seating areas turning the spine of the building into an area for collaborative studies. By teaching the subjects side by side, pupils will begin to see how the knowledge gained from one discipline can be used in a creative way in another. Extra-curricular activities give pupils the opportunity to tinker and discover new ways of working. At Gresham’s, pupils are building robots from LEGO; using chemistry experiments to paint; designing, building and racing electric cars and even using computing to code a character for an upcoming drama performance.

Sir James Dyson said “By creating state-of-the-art spaces I hope that we can foster, inspire and educate more brilliant young minds. I am so pleased that Gresham’s will be leading the charge.”

Outstanding Alumni

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 creating headlines include international rugby players Tom and Ben Youngs and Academy Award winning actor Olivia Colman.

“Leavers emerge ‘well-rounded, well-mannered and resilient’”