Northbourne Park School, Kent

Northbourne Park is a co-educational day and boarding preparatory school for children aged 3-13 set in over 100 acres of beautiful park and woodland in rural Kent.

Northbourne Park School
Kent, CT14 0NW

Perfect setting for all occasions

Set amongst 100 acres of beautiful woods and parkland, Northbourne Park School’s wonderful 19th century historic buildings and 12th century chapel offer an ideal location for a wide choice of ceremonies, events and activities.  An idyllic setting for weddings, Christenings, corporate events or private parties and the perfect scene for an arts or musical performance.  Situated 20 minutes from Canterbury town centre, the venue is within easy reach of the M2 and M20 motorways and rail networks, including the new high-speed rail link to London, and has extensive on-site parking facilities.

Services available for facilities:

  • Wi-fi
  • In-house catering
  • Free car parking
  • Audio Visual Equipment
  • Accommodation

Dance, Drama & Music

Music Hall

The hall is ideal is concerts and/or musical productions. Measuring 16m x 25m it can seat 150 to 200. Stage and lighting system available on request.

Music School

The music suite comprises of one large room and 5 smaller practice rooms and is ideal for practice sessions and hired in conjunction with the Music Hall.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

The large sports hall can be used for a wide variety of sports and social events/functions and is available for hire during the school holidays. It measures 16m x 25m and is marked out for indoor badminton, basketball and netball and has indoor cricket nets and is available to hire by groups and individuals.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor heated swimming pool measuring 17.5m by 6.7m is available for one to one and group swimming lessons. Qualified lifeguards must be organised. Up to 20 people may use the pool at any one time.

Sports Pitches

The two outdoor grass sports pitches can accommodate football, rugby, hockey and rounders.

Cricket Pitches

Two outdoor cricket nets are available for hire by groups and individuals.

Celebrations & Events


For those with a past or present link to the school, the beautiful 12th century chapel, rebuilt in 1853 by Victorian architect Anthony Salvin, provides the perfect setting for private weddings and christening/naming ceremonies, accommodating up to 100 guests.


Northbourne Park sits in 100 acres of beautiful parkland and woods, with several areas available to use for social and corporate functions namely; the main lawn, the Dutch Garden and the ancient woodland walks.

Entertaining Areas

The grounds can accommodate a large marquee for events held outdoors, making it the ideal location for parties, balls, concerts or any special social or corporate occasion.


Explore and experience the great outdoors with an overnight camp in Northbourne Park’s ancient woodland.

Dining Hall

The oak-panelled dining hall can cater for 80 seated at 5 banqueting tables.

Courses & Corporate

Meeting Room

The smaller of the two conference rooms located in the oak panelled library can seat up to 15-20 people and has access to an overhead projector and screen plus wifi. Additional classrooms are available accommodating up to 15 people classroom or boardroom style.

Conference Room

The large meeting room can seat up to 50-60 people classroom and has access to an overhead projector/screen plus wifi. This room can also be divided into two rooms. Room dimensions: 17m x 15m

Dining Hall

The elegant drawing room and oak-panelled dining hall can cater for 80 to 100 seated at 5 banqueting tables.



Split across two boarding houses Northbourne Park can sleep approximately 80 people; approximately 69 in dormitories with bunkbeds and 10-11 in staff accommodation. Dormitories range from 5 beds to a dorm to 7-8 beds in a dorm. Many dorms and staff accommodation have ensuite facilities. All available to hire during the school holidays.


Set amongst 100 acres of beautiful woods and parkland, Northbourne Park School is an ideal location for groups wanting to find a quiet spot for camping or caravaning.


Holroyd Howe, our in house professional catering company can create fabulous food for all occasions from small small gatherings to large events.

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