Founded in 1642, New Hall is one of the oldest Catholic schools in the UK, with a strong sense of history and tradition. New Hall is an exceptional heritage site, with a beautiful tree-lined Avenue, almost a mile long, and the magnificent former Tudor palace building, with the historic Chapel and Tudor coat of arms at its centre. The estate was acquired by King Henry VIII in 1517, at which time the building was greatly enlarged and enhanced. Perhaps one of the most impressive interiors is the Chapel, with its original solid wood door and Henry VIII’s coat of arms over the main entrance. After Henry VIII, New Hall became home to Mary Tudor, before being granted to the Earl of Sussex by Elizabeth I. Oliver Cromwell later procured the estate.
New Hall School has occupied the magnificent Tudor Palace of Beaulieu since 1799, when the palace became occupied by the Canonesses of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most ancient orders in the Catholic Church. New Hall continues to draw on its rich heritage and maintain traditional values, but the School has evolved to meet the needs of the modern age. It is an unusually dynamic and forward-thinking school.
The New Hall Summer School aims to challenge and inspire students through the provision of English lessons, whilst introducing students to new opportunities and friends from across the world.