The best schools in Suffolk

The best schools in Suffolk

We’re building more developments in Suffolk than anywhere else. It’s our home, and we’re incredibly proud of all it has to offer. If you’re considering a Hopkins home in the area, you’ll be keen to make sure every box on your wishlist is ticked. And the most common one we’re asked about is education. Which are the best schools in Suffolk?

Whether you’re a young family looking to offer the most to your children right now, or planning for the future, we’ve collated these handy lists to keep you clued up —and make sure you get the very best from your lives in Suffolk.

The Best Primary Schools in Suffolk

Of the 314 state primary schools Suffolk has to offer, 36 have been rated as Outstanding by OFSTED, with over 60% of the remaining schools achieving a Good rating. Throughout the entire county, you’ll find incredible opportunities for your youngest learners to thrive.

We’ve produced this list using the Government’s School Comparison site, which includes all state schools, and features a range of handy metrics to choose the right fit for you.

  • St John’s CE Primary School
  • Palgrave CE Primary School
  • Wetheringsett CE Primary School
  • Wilby CE Primary School
  • Copdock Primary School
  • Beaumont Community Primary School
  • Bentley CE Primary School
  • Sandlings Primary School
  • Elveden CE Primary School
  • Henley Primary School


This Top 10 Primary Schools in Suffolk list is ranked by the percentage of students meeting the expected standard. To create your own customised list based on your specific priorities and location, simply visit the School Comparison site linked above.

Here you’ll find a collection of the best secondary schools, perfect for giving your growing students the very best start in life.


The Best Secondary Schools in Suffolk

Suffolk offers a rare combination, where historic towns meet modern amenities. Similarly, our list of the top ten secondary schools in Suffolk includes independent and state schools, allowing you to choose the perfect fit for you.

This list was compiled by The Times Parent Power Schools Guide 2021.

  • Ipswich School
  • Ipswich High School
  • Woodbridge School
  • Debenham High School
  • Royal Hospital School
  • Culford School
  • St Felix School
  • St Benedict’s RC School
  • Thomas Mills High School
  • Farlingaye High School


The Top Schools for Special Educational Needs in Suffolk

Some of the most impressive results and OFSTED ratings in Suffolk come from schools for pupils with special educational needs, with the list below all comprising Outstanding or Good ratings:

  • The Ashley School
  • Churchill Special Free School
  • Hillside Special School
  • Priory School
  • Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy
  • Riverwalk School
  • Stone Lodge Academy


A home for your family is more than walls and ceilings. It’s a community where everything you need is within reach, and you’re free to grow to your full potential. Every family may be unique, but we’re incredibly fortunate to have a broad range of school choices to find the one that will make the younger members of your family feel truly welcome.


Suffolk, too, ranks as one of the country’s most desirable counties. It’s full of beautiful towns, with Woodbridge rated the 2nd best place to live in the whole of the UK by the Sunday Times, and stunning Shotley Peninsula also comfortably making the Top Ten.

Close by to Woodbridge is the similarly charming town of Saxmundham, home to our Prior’s Grange development. Take a trip south to Stutton, on the aforementioned Shotley Peninsula, and you’ll find the elegant Hopkins & Moore development of St Peter’s Place, where you can register your interest in its two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes. Travel a little further along the coast, and you’ll find The Sandpipers, another new Hopkins & Moore development based in Aldringham.

Hopkins Homes has further developments throughout Suffolk, including Mill Grove in Stowmarket, Barsham Vale in Beccles, Blythe Vale in Halesworth, Saxon Meadow in Capel St Mary and, the new Hopkins & Moore development, Darsham Meadows in Darsham. 

If you’re ready to find your dream home in this beautiful part of the country, simply visit our location map. And if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.