The historic façade of Taverham Hall belies the fine facilities within. Purpose-built classrooms, interactive technology, a recently built sports hall and extensive grounds ensure Taverham Hall School provides excellent facilities.
Children are growing up in a world dominated by technology. Being comfortable around computers and other modern ‘gadgets’, as well as enjoying access to traditional sports and creative facilities is essential for a modern education.
Nursery building – opened by Richard W Jewson Esq. on 9th June 2000.
Pre-Preparatory school – opened by Lady Mary Colman on 26th January 1989.
Sports hall – opened by Nick Knight on 12th January 2006.
This state-of-the-art facility was built in 2006. Shared by Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep our magnificent sports hall provides space and equipment for a multitude of indoor sports, hobbies and clubs. These include PE, hockey, netball, cricket practice, badminton, tennis and karate.
Parents are also invited to make use of the facility with our badminton and fitness mornings – perfectly timed after the morning drop off! In addition, there is the opportunity to play netball and football on a Friday afternoon as well. For further details please contact the School Office.
Indoor swimming Pool
The John Peel Centre for Design & Technology – opened by his daughter Mrs Anthea Dodsworth on 17th September 1999
Music block – opened by Sir Peter Pears CBE on 23rd October 1982
Outside sport facilities
- new astro turf *situated just outside the school grounds
- Tennis and netball courts
- Cricket pitches and nets
- Rounders and rugby pitches – mini rugby also takes place within grounds
- Grass hockey pitches
- Athletics fields
- Football areas
* The artificial turf of our new astro turf facility is a brand new product manufactured in Holland by Edel Grass and is the first pitch of this kind laid in Europe. It uses a new yarn developed by TenCate who are a market leader in advanced textiles and material technologies. The yarn used is micro curled and then woven to provide a dense non directional pile on which to play hockey. This newest development has global accreditation from Federation International de Hockey (FIH) which is the highest standard available. The carpet has a unique integrated backing system laid on a shock absorbing layer on top of an engineered sub base. The prime aim of this backing is to retain water within the carpet to maintain its low sliding resistance making it a fast pitch. This gives the pitch long term stability with perfect damping and shock absorption. The net effect is predictable and fast ball roll and enables players of all levels to learn and improve their game as its playing characteristics are the same as used at the highest levels in the game.
The school also have ample space in the grounds for golfers to practise shots and enjoy the golf club, conveniently located next door to the school.
Pond – for pond dipping and science-based projects. The pond has fencing all the way around and a security lock. All visits are fully supervised.
Garden – existing planting beds are currently being expanded to create a larger garden area for childrens’ green fingers.
River Wensum – Taverham Hall School enjoys fishing rights on the Wensum River, which runs through the school grounds. Canoeing also takes place on the river.
Forest – den building, tree climbing, bush craft and bird watching all take place in the school’s beautiful woodland alongside our highly acclaimed Forest School programme.
Assault course – including a zip-wire and rope course.