The venue is an independent school out of term-time.
Accommodation is provided in single or double student study-bedrooms and dormitories which cannot be locked (but there is a locked room in the teaching area for valuables you do not wish to leave unattended). Bath/shower rooms and toilets are shared among small groups of rooms, along with common rooms and limited catering facilities.
There is a limited number of single and double rooms, and these are allocated on a first-come first-served basis secured by deposit.
Alternatively, accommodation is available in Hotels and Guest houses locally at your own expense, with the option to take only some meals at the school, and there is an option to camp or MotorHome in the school grounds. If you live within daily travelling distance, you can attend as a day student, taking meals only as you wish. Please speak to Andrea or Ken if you want to take any of these routes and we can discuss a package price with you.
Dogs (other than caring/guide dogs) are not allowed on the school grounds, and no dogs are allowed in the accommodation blocks. Smoking (including vaping) is not permitted in any building.
We have communal, cafeteria-style meals; dinner is provided on Monday, breakfast on Friday, and breakfast, lunch and dinner Tuesday through Thursday, with breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon for complimentary tea/coffee/squash. Pre-advised diagnosed medical conditions and allergies will normally be catered-for, with named plated meals being provided where necessary. Most common special dietary needs can be accommodated; preferences and whims may be catered for on specific request in advance. Following feedback from the 2018 retreat, dinner is now at 6:30pm, allowing more leisure time or to 'just finish this last little bit'.
Rates for the courses (including catering and tuition) vary; see individual course descriptions for costs.
Students with mobility issues should note that, while all teaching areas (except for the Arts suite) are flat or provided with lifts, the accommodation blocks all have at least a doorstep and a few stairs, and areas like the bar have several steps. The main art room is reached by a staircase, to which there is no alternative. Also, there may be up to 100 metres between the teaching areas, cafeteria and accommodation blocks. Please speak to Andrea or Ken if you think that this may pose a problem for you.
There is ample parking within the school grounds.