Culford School


Culford now provides the opportunity to combine an excellent education up to A Level with a tailored performance scholarship or development swimming programme. The programme is open to all Culford pupils aged between 11-18. Suitable candidates may be considered for a Swimming Scholarship if they are of Regional or National standard and suitable for the award. Scholarships are worth up to 25% of tuition fees.

Culford School has an excellent partnership with West Suffolk Swimming Club (WSSC), a national standard club that provides an outstanding pathway for our competitive swimmers and coaching of the highest standard. The Club has a dedicated and highly qualified team of coaches who help Culford swimmers to integrate into appropriate training sessions, and to improve their stroke and stamina in preparation for competition.

About High Performance Swimming at Culford

Successful candidates will receive a year round training programme which will include:

  • Squad sessions with Club Performance Coaches, under the direction of the Head Coach
  • Fitness programme
  • Participation in a full competitive club gala programme 
  • Participation in the school’s termly swimming fixtures.
  • Technical sessions including underwater video analysis

Application for a Swimming Scholarship

Candidates are required to:

  • Achieve a satisfactory performance in the School entrance examinations
  • Attend an individual or group assessment with the swimming coaches
  • Complete an application form detailing: honours, awards and achievements; county, regional and national teams and associated rankings; targets and intended goals; plus any other supporting information.

This information must be endorsed by the applicant’s current school Head, and the Head of Sport at the applicant’s current school or specialist coach.