In November 1877, the foundations for the Big School Room were dug: allegedly half as deep as the building is high. The work was started under Headmaster H.D. Harper who felt the school needed a suitable place for the assembly of the whole School. 

The new assembly hall was designed in the perpendicular style by architects Richard Herbert Carpenter (1841-1893) and Benjamin Ingelow (1835-1926).



  • Seating:
    • 429 excluding balcony
    • 582 including balcony
    • 134 dining
  • Standing: 
    • 436 excluding balcony and risers

Perfect for:

  • Drinks receptions
  • Exhibitions/trade fairs
  • Finger buffets
  • Memorials
  • Ceremonies

Private Hire

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