What is Ufton Court?
We are very privileged to be able to hold our courses at one of Berkshire’s most beautiful residential homes, Ufton Court.
The history of Ufton Court can be tracked back to the Doomsday book, where it is referred to as Offetone, with land for five ploughs, forty acres of meadow and wood for one hog.
The house was originally a small medieval manor called Ufton Pole and was the home of Lord Lovell. Some of this original house remains today, including the crossway of the great hall with the original buttery and pantry doors.
The house was transformed by the Elizabethans but was then largely unchanged until the house fell into disrepair over the early 19th Century.
Now privately owned but operated by the Ufton Court Residential Trust, the building is open to residential school groups during term time but provides perfect accommodation to the Summer School each year.
Surrounded by beautiful open air and indoor working spaces, the house is popular for private weddings.
The venue is popular with weddings but is also used during the school term as a centre for learning with many primary school children visiting the site to learn about the Celts & Romans, Saxons & Vikings, Tudors as well as Ancient Greeks and Romans. To cater for these experiences the educational team at Ufton Court has built a Celtic roundhouse within the grounds and has plans for other similar structures.
The site also accommodates groups in the Ufton Adventure space where students sleep in wooden cabins and take part in outdoor activities.