Talbot Heath School, Dorset

Established in 1886, Talbot Heath School is an independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3–18 located in Talbot Woods, Bournemouth.

Talbot Heath School
Rothesay Rd
Talbot Woods
Bournemouth BH4 9NJ

Outstanding facilities for all occasions

Set in a beautiful woodland setting, Talbot Heath School is the perfect venue for all occasions. Alongside the heritage features of many of the buildings, the school also boasts many state of the art facilities such as the large sports hall and fitness complex and the music, drama, and arts facilities. This venue is great for weddings, conferences, networking and exhibitions, antique fairs and auctions, vintage parties and rallies, charity balls, team building and sporting events.  The spaces are so varied which makes it a very flexible option, able to cater for almost any need. As of Spring 2019 we will have other facilities to hire inc. a 600 seat auditorium – with option of breaking this down into 3 smaller rooms, various breakout rooms, gallery space, a cafe, virtual reality classroom, 25m indoor performance pool and several new classrooms.

 

Services available for all facilities:

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

Dance, Drama & Music

Music School

The Music School has a beautiful recital room called 'The Mary Norton Hall.' This stunning room was designed and built for perfect acoustics and features a tiered gallery. The hall can seat 120 people. Additionally, the Music School features: 13 individual practice rooms each with a piano, music classrooms, a kitchen area, toilets, a peaceful environment and ample free parking.

Historic Hall

Built in 1936, the Great Hall is spacious and airy and is designed for generating excellent acoustics. This room is perfect for weddings, conferences, charity balls, fashion shows, stage productions, music recitals, art exhibitions, parties. Features include: a stage with stage extension, a second tiered gallery, lighting rigs and PA system and ample free parking.

Gymnasium

Part of the original building, the gym was built in the 1930's and still has some of the original equipment. More suitable for one off bookings than regular, features include: monkey bars and ropes, gymnastic equipment, double doors onto the netball courts, perfect for dance/yoga/pilates classes and ample free parking.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

Talbot Heath boasts one of the largest sports halls in Bournemouth. The high pitched ceiling makes the hall perfect for all ball sports including cricket. Features include: netball court, volleyball court, four badminton courts, nets and goals, an upstairs viewing gallery with table tennis and kitchen area, M&F changing rooms and showers. Ample free parking is provided onsite.

Gymnasium

Part of the original building, the gym was built in the 1930's and still has some of the original equipment. More suitable for one off bookings than regular, features include: monkey bars and ropes, gymnastic equipment, double doors onto the netball courts, perfect for dance/yoga/pilates classes and ample free parking.

Small Hall

Jubilee hall is available to hire from 5pm onwards on school days or all weekend or holiday time. Nestled in the woods, this peaceful space is perfect for yoga or pilates. Features include: doors onto woodland, first floor art room, 40 chairs, a kitchen area, toilets and ample free parking.

Tennis Courts

A choice of six tennis courts, four situated at the sports field on Rothesay Road and two in a very peaceful environment adjacent to the Junior School surrounded by woodland are available for hire by groups and individuals. Ample free parking is provided onsite.

Sports Pitches

Nice acres of sports fields are available for hire by groups and individuals, for one off tournaments or regular bookings. Ample free parking is provided onsite.

Netball Courts

Three netball courts are available for hire by groups and individuals and are situated within the Senior School. Ample free parking is provided onsite.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Hall

Built in 1936, the Great Hall is spacious and airy and is designed for generating excellent acoustics. This room is perfect for weddings, conferences, charity balls, fashion shows, stage productions, music recitals, art exhibitions, parties - in fact we can tailor this great space to suit your requirements, we are a very flexible venue choice. Features include: a stage with stage extension, a second tiered gallery, lighting rigs and PA system, 4m wide drop down projection screen, double doors onto two lawned quads, wedding licence for 350 people and ample free parking.

Entertaining Areas

This is a truly unique space to hire! The original WW2 Air Raid shelter was completely restored in 2011 and can now be used for many interesting ideas. With electricity and use of an Apple Mac with historical information and a film, this 'bunker'is ideal for use by other schools. Ideas for hire include; photoshoots, history lessons, vintage parties. Ample free parking is available.

Function Room

Part of the original building, the gym was built in the 1930's and still has some of the original equipment. More suitable for one off bookings than regular, this space can also be hired as for small exhibitions or shows. Ample free parking is available onsite.

Future Facilities

New from April 2019:
600 seat auditorium (breaks down to 3 smaller spaces), Virtual Reality Classroom, Cafe & Gallery Space, State of the art classrooms, 25m indoor performance pool

Courses & Corporate

Historic Hall

Built in 1936, the Great Hall is spacious and airy and is designed for generating excellent acoustics. The space can be set up in many formats and seating can be arranged in formal rows for presentations from the stage or groups of tables and chairs 'cafe style' or boardroom if preferred.It is a great venue for weekend networking events, as catering can be supplied at any time of the day from a continental breakfast, afternoon tea or four course luncheon. Onsite accommodation is available for 40 during major school holidays.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Catering and self-catering accommodation is available during the school holidays. Facilities includes: dorms x two, both sleep six, a mixture of single, double & triple rooms, three cosy lounges, a fully equipped games room including large TV, table tennis table, games and a treadmill! Bright airy dining room - with a piano! A prep room for studies with free wifi. A piano practice room. A laundry room with washers, dryers, ironing boards and washing lines.

    Enquiry Form

    Dates if known