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Fairstead House School and Nursery

A Co-Educational Preparatory Day School and Nursery for children from three to eleven years old

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Year 4 pupils become Tudors for a day

On Monday 18th June Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful day out at Kentwell Hall.

We dressed up in our Tudor costumes to investigate life in Tudor times. Despite the weather (we did get soaked at one point) we all had an experience to remember.

As we wandered around the hall and gardens we were greeted by characters who told us about their lives and work. We met the lady of the hall along with her granddaughter; the cooks showed us how to make bread crumbs and sugar decorations; the guards warned us to remember our manners and to curtsey and bow; the spice merchants told a few tall tales; the dairy maids demonstrated how to make cheese and the bakers encouraged the children to kneed the bread. There were many more delightful characters and some we did not have time to see. It's an action packed day well worth the visit.


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Fairstead House School and Nursery is a leading private co-ed prep and pre-prep day school and nursery for boys and girls aged three to eleven years in Newmarket, Suffolk in the heart of East Anglia.  It is within easy reach of Cambridge, Ely and Bury St Edmunds, with easy access from the A14 and A142. It was judged excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and is a member of IAPS. The kindergarten is open every day providing flexible childcare. Our pupils are happy, confident, challenged and encouraged to reach their potential with us academically, socially and emotionally. If your child shows a particular talent for sports, music, drama or academic subjects, scholarships offering up to 50% off tuition fees are available. 

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Fordham Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7AA     Telephone 01638 662318