Contact us

Set within 30 acres of the South Downs National Park and the Moore’s International Dark Sky Reserve, Great Ballard is ideally situated to provide a stunningly natural educational environment combined with excellent transport links across the county.

It is located between the cathedral city of Chichester and the charming market towns of Arundel and Petworth, an area steeped in history and boasting easy access to sandy beaches, fishing villages, historical and family attractions; it is one of the most beautiful locations in South-East England. Although the school is nestled near the south coast, London Victoria is approximately a 75-minute ride away from Barnham or Chichester train stations, Gatwick and Heathrow are easily accessible and Great Ballard School is less than 30 miles from Brighton and Portsmouth.

Rachel Lewis
Head's PA & Admissions Registrar
Emily Wentzell

South Downs National Park and Eartham Woods

Google maps
Call us on +44 1243 814 236
Or email
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Venue hire

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Eartham House is the perfect setting for away-days, events, family occasions, parties, group training, residential workshops and conferences, with plenty of free parking on site, impressive facilities and catering packages available to suit varied group sizes.  For those looking to host training our large classroom spaces, set within the historic main building, are equipped with interactive whiteboards and wireless broadband.Easily accessible from the A27, you can be given exclusive usage during school holidays as well as plenty of other tailored options to ensure your event is hassle-free and creates a great impression for your clients and staff.

Facilities hire

Our 30 acres of beautiful grounds are available for:
– Sports training
– Outdoor celebrations – we are also able to accommodate marquees
– Children’s birthday parties
Our pitches, tennis courts, netball courts, cricket pitches and heated swimming pool are also available to hire by sports clubs and individuals.


Eartham House has been a popular wedding reception venue for many years – some of the couples happily married at Eartham House have even returned with their children years later to attend the school! Set in 30 acres of glorious Sussex countryside, our beautiful grade II listed venue sets a stunning scene for weddings and special celebrations.Eartham House is situated in the quiet, unspoilt hamlet of Eartham and is exclusively yours with full use of the dining room, conservatory, reception halls, drawing room, adjoining dance and entertainment room, extensive gardens and ample free parking for your special day.
We have a network of florists and photographers as well as an impressive catering team to help you plan your wedding day. Catering for all these events may be available on request. For more information, to arrange a visit or to check availability please contact our Business Manager on 01243 814236.