St Edmund's School, Kent

St Edmund’s School, Canterbury is an independent day and boarding school located in Canterbury, Kent, for girls and boys aged 3-18, including the Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral.

St Edmund’s School
St Thomas Hill
Kent, CT2 8HU

Perfect setting for all occasions

Set amongst acres of tranquil mature gardens and parkland, St Edmund’s School’s magnificent 19th century historic buildings and chapel offer an ideal location for a wide choice of ceremonies, events and activities. An idyllic setting for religious or civil ceremonies, a stylish location for corporate events, a convenient venue for sport facility hire and the perfect scene for an arts or musical performance, St Edmund’s boasts top class facilities and services. Situated one mile from Canterbury city centre, the venue is within easy reach of the motorway and rail networks, including the high-speed rail link to London, and has extensive on-site parking facilities.

Services available for all facilities:

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

Dance, Drama & Music


The fully equipped, high-tech theatre has a seating capacity for up to 350 people, and offers flexible options. As well as drama productions, it is ideally suited for exhibitions, award ceremonies and conferences.

Music Hall

The fully equipped, air-conditioned music recital hall includes a grand piano, making it perfect for live musical performance. Its’ superb acoustics can be enjoyed by audiences of up to 65 in comfortable surroundings. The building also offers a number of high quality practice rooms.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Pitches

The cricket and football pitches at St Edmunds are available fore hire and are ideal for both training and matches, providing a private and secure environment for players and guests. For sporting functions and dinners, the main buildings give flexible options and catering choices.

Astro Turf Pitches

A high quality, sand based astro turf pitch is available to hire for regular bookings and one off tournaments or events. It can be used for a wide range of competitive and recreational sports including hockey, football, tennis, cricket and netball. The pitch can be used as one large surface or split into three separate areas with the use of dividing nets.

Sports Hall

The large sports hall can accommodate a wide range of sports and includes an indoor cricket net and 4 badminton courts. It can be booked for one off matches or events, as well as for regular bookings.

Small Halls

Two small halls offer a choice of use from basketball in the Old Gymnasium to Pilates, Yoga or exercise classes within the Recital Hall. The Recital Hall has a sprung floor and mirrored wall.

Tennis / Netball Courts

The outdoor courts at St Edmund's are available for hire by individuals and clubs, for one off tournaments or regular bookings in the summer months.

Celebrations & Events

St Edmunds


For those with a past or present link to the school, the beautiful Victorian chapel, completed in 1858 and enlarged in 1918, provides the perfect setting for private weddings and christening/naming ceremonies, accommodating up to 120 guests.

Corporate Entertaining

If you are planning a party, dinner or celebration, St Edmund’s provides a wonderful atmosphere for your event. The striking interiors complement the impressive architecture perfectly and the grand building offers a number of locations for your event, including the elegant drawing room and oak-panelled dining hall. The grounds can also accommodate a beautiful marquee for events held outdoors.


St Edmund’s offers two wonderful rooms that are licenced to hold civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and vow renewals; The intimate Drawing room, seating up to 40 guests and the oak-panelled Dining hall, seating up to 120 guests. The striking interiors of these rooms perfectly complement the impressive architecture of the grand building.

Courses & Corporate

Meeting Room

St Edmund’s is the perfect location to stage a corporate event. From small meetings to large conferences, we can assist your company in planning and hosting your function. Our prestigious historic buildings are near to the city, yet surrounded by beautiful parkland and impressive views. The Drawing room can seat up to 10 people and access to a laptop/projector/screen and wifi are also available.


The fully equipped, high-tech theatre has a seating capacity for up to 350 people, and offers flexible options. As well as drama productions, it is ideally suited for exhibitions, award ceremonies and conferences.


Offering a large number of classrooms throughout the school grounds, the classrooms are very well adapted to suit training courses, language schools, seminars and breakout space for large conference groups using the theatre. All classrooms include a projector/screen and wifi access, and all of the rooms hold a minimum of 20 people.



During the school holidays, St Edmund’s can accommodate up to 150 guests within the bedrooms available in the main school building. A range of room sizes are available, from a large dormitory subdivided into cubicles to rooms of four and two beds, with en-suite facilities.

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