Our Facilities

Holmwood House provides excellent indoor and outdoor amenities, facilitating a diverse range of extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities that all serve to enable our pupils to spread their wings, run with their passions and develop new interests.

Our youngest children, in the nursery at Great Horkesley, enjoy an unparalleled beautiful rural setting, and on our main school site the recently re-modelled Early Years department, with its wooded environment, offers the perfect start to being at school for 3 to 5 year olds.

The spacious, purpose-built Pre-Prep building, plays home to Years 1, 2 & 3 before the full range of specialist facilities and classrooms open up to our older pupils through to Year 8.

With highlights such as athletics tracks, sports pitches, theatre space and wonderful dining rooms, the school environment is incomparable.

Our facilities comprise of:

  • Spacious and bright classrooms
  • A versatile and much loved library
  • A heated indoor swimming pool
  • Excellent facilities for music, dance and drama facilities to nurture creativity
  • Well-equipped science laboratories
  • A cookery room for our aspiring chefs
  • An enormous indoor sports hall
  • Superb outdoor sports fields
  • Onsite squash courts and year-round tennis courts
  • Boarding facilities that allow our pupils to have a taste of independence through overnight stays

Virtual Tour and School Presentation

To get a feel for our wonderful 25-acre site, you can CLICK HERE to view our 3D virtual tour 

“Set in extensive grounds and with facilities that rival some secondary schools”

Good Schools Guide

Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club

Holmwood House School enjoys a hugely beneficial link with Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club. Facilities include squash, tennis, racketball, gym, swimming pool and classes.

All members of staff and all pupils automatically become members of the club, and parents are offered a 30% discount on Gold Membership.

For further details, visit their website

For an updated Aerobics Timetable – click here

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall at Holmwood House boasts excellent indoor facilities, including:

  • Cricket (4 nets)
  • Badminton (4 courts)
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Indoor Football
  • Indoor Netball

The hall is currently used by a number of local clubs and organisations including North Essex District Cricket Board, Piri Piri Cricket, Tollgate Table Tennis Club and hosts regular 5-a-side football. It is also the Indoor Centre of Excellence for Colchester & East Essex Cricket Club and the venue for the annual Colchester & District Table Tennis Tournament.

The Hall can be hired at competitive rates on a regular or one-off basis, however times are very limited. January, February, March and April are the busiest periods.

Please note there are no hirings available for outdoor facilities or swimming.

To make an enquiry about booking the Sports Hall, available times and rental costs, please contact the Sports Hall Manager Ben Stephens directly on 07735 455508 or sportshall@holmwood.house


Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house


Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house