Culford School

Useful Contacts & People

Culford’s teachers are committed to helping the children in their care achieve their full potential. 

Useful Contacts

Common Room List

Board of Governors


The Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST) is responsible for 10 schools, and actively works with three Associated Schools and three Affiliated Schools in England and Wales. MIST is also affiliated with two international schools based in Dubai and West Cairo.


Mrs Claire Bentley
Culford School
Bury St Edmunds
IP28 6TX 

Tel: 01284 385302

Mr Mark Donougher
Chair of Governors
c/o Clerk to the Governors
Culford School
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP28 6TX



01284 728615

Culford School Independent Listener

The Independent Listener is a person outside the staff and those responsible for the leadership and governance of the school, who boarders may contact directly about personal problems or concerns at school.

Vicki Sanderson

Vicki has long been a friend of Culford, initially as a parent, son Alex and daughter Frankie both completed A levels here, and more recently as a Governor, a role she relinquished in 2021.

We are delighted she will continue to support Culford as our Independent Listener, her experiences as a mother and a Governor make her well suited to the role.

Vicki is kind and compassionate and understands the challenges that young people face. Vicki is available to contact on 07974 379128 or by email:


I have been able to pursue my passion, win a place at the National Youth Film Academy and secure a job at a leading marketing agency. This would not have been possible without Culford's support.

Hadley, Recent Leaver
A* Art, A* Digital Media, Pass B-tec Business

I am taught by such inspiring and energetic teachers whose passion for their subject is not only evident, but contagious!

Ophelia, Recent Leaver - Oxford University
A* Art, A* Business, A French


Culford has influenced me in such a positive way, especially Mr Dodd. He taught me so much about the game of golf and passed on valuable knowledge I will take with me as I head to America.

Tom, Recent Leaver
Full Golf Scholarship to an American University

Culford helped to set me up for the future by teaching me how to interact with the public and by giving me the confidence to believe in myself.

Lucy, Recent Leaver
A* Economics, A Maths, A Geography

My teachers have supported, prepared and inspired me for my life after Culford.

Jess, Former Head Boy
A Economics, A Maths, B Geography

Being part of the tennis academy helped me achieve my ambition to study at an American university on a full scholarship.

Kira, Recent Leaver
Full Tennis Scholarship to an American University

Culford has shown me there is more to life than academics. It's important to balance your time and make time for your friends.

Katie, Recent Leaver
A* Biology, A* Chemistry, A* Maths, A Further Maths