Great Ballard School, West Sussex

Eartham House is home to Great Ballard School, a co-educational day and boarding prep school set in 20 acres within the South Downs National Park part of the International Dark Skies Reserve.


Great Ballard School
Eartham House
Nr. Chichester
Sussex PO18 0LR

Perfect setting for all occasions in the heart of the South Downs

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Eartham House is the perfect setting for away-days, events, family occasions, parties, group training, residential workshops and conferences with plenty of free parking on site, impressive facilities and catering packages available to suit varied group sizes. Easily accessible from the A27, you can be given exclusive usage during school holidays as well as plenty of other tailored options to ensure your event is hassle-free and creates a great impression with your clients and staff.


Services available for all facilities


  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Accommodation
  • Audio visual equipment

Sports & Fitness

Swimming Pool

The beautiful outdoor heated pool is available for hire by clubs and individuals.

Tennis Courts

Our excellent tennis courts are used all year round and are available for hire by individuals, clubs and private coaches.

Sports Pitches

Our astroturf and sports pitches are available for hire by individuals or groups.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Entertaining Areas

Set in 30 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, Eartham House is a beautiful grade II listed venue which makes for a stunning scene for weddings and special celebrations.Available for hire are the dining room, conservatory, reception halls, drawing room, adjoining dance and entertainment room and extensive gardens.

Courses & Corporate


Planning an important business event or team building? Eartham House is the perfect venue for conferences, meetings and functions. Excellent facilities include wireless broadband, whiteboards, projectors and screens.



Eartham House is available for hire by residential groups, with B&B, half and full board options available, Set within 20 acres of parkland in the South Downs National Park, this would be the ideal venue for business or educational groups looking for accommodation as well as outstanding facilities.

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