Queen Mary's School, North Yorkshire

Queen Mary’s School is an independent girls’ school for day and boarding pupils from age 3 through to 16, with a co-educational nursery and Pre-Prep departments for children between 3 and 7 years.

Queen Mary’s School
Baldersby Park
Topcliffe
Thirsk
North Yorkshire, YO7 3BZ

Beautiful facilities in an outstanding location

Queen Mary’s School is a fine Grade 1 listed Palladian Revival House set in over 40 acres of landscaped private parkland on the lower reaches of the River Swale near Topcliffe, North Yorkshire. The beautiful building and grounds provide a breath-taking location for events including weddings, christenings, business conferences, language schools, sports camps and company away days. The school can cater for every detail of your event including dining, accommodation and transport, and can even organise activities such as clay-pigeon shooting, swimming lessons and climbing. Available to hire during school holidays, the house and grounds are easily accessible from the A1 and A19 and offers substantial parking for guests.

Services available for all facilities:

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

Sports & Fitness

Equestrian Centre

The Equestrian Centre is always a hive of activity with its outdoor Olympic-sized all weather arena, cross country course and stabling for 15 horses and ponies. Events take place throughout the year including Stable Management, Dressage, Show jumping, Show Cross and annual Horse Show.

Sports Hall

The sports hall, measuring 18.3m x 9.1m is marked out for indoor tennis, basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton and 5-aside football and is available to hire by groups and individuals. The hall accommodates up to 20 people.

Astro Turf Pitches

The floodlit astroturf can accommodate 3 tennis courts and a mini hockey pitch. It is available for hire on a one-off or regular basis by individuals and sports clubs.

Swimming Pool

The indoor heated swimming pool measuring 15m by 7.5m is available for one to one and group swimming lessons and qualified lifeguards can be organised. Up to 25 people may use the pool at any one time.

Netball Courts

Three concrete netball courts are available for hire on a regular or one-off basis. Please note, these are not floodlit.

Celebrations & Events

Queen Mary’s School provides an impressive yet uniquely intimate setting for any event. Perfect for birthday, engagement or anniversary parties, weddings, a summer ball, concerts, recitals or any special occasion, you will have exclusive use throughout your event. Whatever the occasion we can offer a complete hospitality service with full catering and drinks.

Catering

Holroyd Howe, our in house professional catering company can create fabulous food for all occasions from small intimate gatherings to large events. We take pride in ensuring every dish is thoughtfully designed, freshly prepared and beautifully presented. Ranging from succulent hog roasts to fine dining, canapés and drinks, choose between designing your own menu with us or we can suggest a package for you. Alternatively, you are free to use your own chef using an outside kitchen.

Grounds

Queen Mary's sits on a stunning 40 acre site with several areas available to use for social and corporate functions namely; the Front Lawn and West lawn with sunken garden, the Level grassland and the Rhododendron and woodland walks.

Dining Hall

The panelled dining room, which seats up to 80 guests, is ideal for formal and informal dinners and receptions as well as for a variety of other social events.

Entertaining Areas

A marquee can be set up in the grounds of the school making it the ideal location for parties, balls, concerts, or any special social or corporate occasion.

Historic Hall

The Outer Hall and Great Hall can seat up to 100 people theatre style or it can be used as an area for socialising and drinks. Wifi connection is available.

Courses & Corporate

Organising a business or corporate event? Whether it’s a conference, a business meeting, corporate training or a team building day, we can help. Queen Mary’s School has a range of facilities to make your visit a truly special and quirky experience. We offer a friendly customised service and will do our utmost to guide you through planning your visit to make your visit a happy and memorable one.

Meeting Rooms

The Panelled Library, History Room and English Room are all available to be used as meeting rooms. Each room can accommodate 15 people classroom or boardroom style. An overhead projector and screen, as well as wifi are available. Additional rooms available on request

Accommodation

Accommodation

Queen Mary’s School is available to hire during the school holidays for residential courses and offers dormitory style accommodation for up to 96 people in shared rooms ranging from 2-7 people, with access to all of the school’s amenities including the swimming pool, tennis courts with catering by Holroyd Howe.

Enquiry Form

Dates if known