Welcome to Riddlesworth Hall School

Riddlesworth Hall is a traditional, independent school which caters for boys and girls aged two to thirteen, with full and part time boarding available for girls and boys from the age of seven.

The school is set in a magnificent Hall, located within 30 acres of picturesque Norfolk countryside and woods, situated between Diss and Thetford.

Established in 1946, the school is vibrant and thriving, valuing the traditions of the past and embracing the best of modern education. It has provided high quality learning and pastoral care for generations of students, and has been home to famous students including Lady Diana Spencer and designer Lulu Guinness.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit Riddlesworth Hall for themselves to experience its unique atmosphere first hand.

Our aims and our ethos

Riddlesworth Hall School is a traditional, rural prep school which offers a stimulating, secure and happy environment. The aim at Riddlesworth Hall is to nurture every child as an individual, finding their niche strengths and helping them to develop firm foundations for the future. It aims to keep all children active, stimulated and happy. Independence and curiosity are encouraged to ensure that children develop into well-rounded, confident individuals. The school aims to challenge its pupils so that they can develop a broad range of skills and discover unique strengths.

We offer children the opportunity to grow and develop at their own pace, reassured and encouraged by their confidence in the school which represents a second family to them.

Riddlesworth Hall welcomes British and International boarders and prides itself on the warmth and good nature that are the overwhelming features of its boarding houses. Children as young as 7 board at the school which soon becomes their home. Students who do board at the school learn to be confident, self-sufficient and outgoing individuals who bring as much to the school as they take away from it.


Please follow the links to discover more about our Foundation Awards and Boarding Promotion –   the school’s most recent exciting initiatives.

100% Academic, Sports or Music Scholarships available


Click here to download scholarship details and application form.