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Venue hire

Our fantastic buildings and facilities are available for hire during school holidays and at certain times during the term, providing the perfect venue for a wide range of events.

Set within an idyllic 400 acre estate, just outside the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum in Dorset, the main building, a grand country house, was designed by Norman Shaw and completed in 1897.


Several large rooms are available in the main building with fabulous views over the Dorset countryside.
Accommodation is available in the main house or in one of the other buildings within the grounds.

Leisure facilities

The school has excellent leisure options including grass tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, equestrian facilities and rowing on the river. There are also numerous scenic walks around the grounds.

Coade Theatre

This 600-seat theatre is extremely well-equipped with a good-sized, fully working stage and excellent technical facilities. It can be used for rehearsals and performances.

Elder Concert Hall

Our modern music school, completed in 2014, boasts a 300-seat concert hall which is perfect for rehearsals, recitals, auditions and performances. We also have many additional well-equipped rehearsal spaces and rooms.


We're proud of the quality of food we provide. Individual dietary requirements are not a problem – the staff go out of their way to accommodate everyone – and there is plenty of choice. Meals are eaten in the spacious school dining room or outside on the terraces. We also have a bar and cafe, providing a wide range of refreshments.

To discuss your requirements with the team, please call 01258 484 677 or email