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Hire of Facilities

Badminton School boasts first class educational facilities. Our first priority is naturally to our own pupils, but there are certain times of the week and the year when some of our facilities are available for hire.

The School also makes some of its facilities available on a free of charge basis in connection with its “public benefit” activities. The Board of Governors recognises its responsibilities under charity law and seeks opportunities to provide a wider public benefit where this is possible. This means that, in addition to the School’s programme of means-tested bursaries for individual pupils, there are occasions when the astro pitch or swimming pool are made available to local schools without charge or whole classes of children from neighbouring schools are welcomed in to join our pupils for a Science Day or a Languages Day. Commercial hire opportunities are largely limited to School holidays, as term time is extremely busy.

Facilities for Hire

Badminton School’s historic and beautiful surroundings create a perfect setting for various functions and events. Whether you are looking for a unique wedding venue, looking for modern conference facilities to hire, want to run a residential course or need to hire state-of-the-art sporting facilities conveniently located in the heart of Bristol, then please contact the PA to the Bursar on 0117 905 5281 or email

Facilities for hire include:

25m Indoor Swimming Pool

Perfect for swimming lessons, recreational swimming, aqua aerobics, canoeing, life guard training and swimming clubs.

School Hall

This beautiful hall, which seats up to 250 people, can be hired for conferences, as a performance space or dance hall.

Full size, All Weather Astro Pitch

An ideal venue for hockey clubs and as an athletics venue. The specialist nature of the playing surface means that it is not suitable for football.

Tennis and Netball Courts

The school has seven outdoor tennis courts and four netball courts for hire by clubs and private coaches.


The gym is marked out for volleyball and badminton. The gym can also be used for sports such as fencing, aerobics, judo, self defence, dance, basketball and yoga.

Junior School Hall

This is a smaller, intimate space, seating about 100 people, used in the past for yoga, pilates, wine tasting and smaller drama events.

Music rooms and performance space

A series of small, sound-proof practice rooms, all equipped with pianos, ideal for teaching and small music groups. Upstairs a larger performance space with excellent acoustics is ideal for intimate chamber music activities.

Function Rooms

Badminton School has been used on occasions as a wedding venue as Northcote House, a Grade Two listed stately home with beautiful gardens, provides the ideal backdrop.  Of course, we are not a commercial wedding venue, but offer once or twice a year a personalised and tailored service for smaller or medium-sized wedding parties.  We are a favourite venue for Old Badmintonians who are tying the knot!  The large 160 seater dining room is ideal as a reception and can be included in larger bookings. Alternatively a marquee can be erected on the lawns outside Northcote. Our on-site first class caterers have an extensive range of imaginative menus and work with our clients to provide attractive and tasty food at a reasonable price. Classrooms of differing sizes can be used as training and seminar rooms for a range of functions.

Whole Site Rental

The whole site is used currently by a series of educational establishments such as language schools and sports camps.