Edge Hotel School

Wivenhoe House, home of the Edge Hotel School

Preparing the hospitality leaders of the future

The Edge Hotel School and Wivenhoe House are changing the way people think about hospitality and education by offering students fast-track, two year intensive degree courses that allows them to experience the realities of life in the hospitality industry.

The first hotel school of its kind in the UK, the Edge Hotel School, equips its Hotel Management and Events Management with Hospitality degree students with the professional and managerial skills, as well as the academic theory, to prepare them for their future career as leaders in the industry.

When visiting the hotel you will find students in every department learning the professional skills they need to graduate from a world class university, the University of Essex.


If you think the Edge Hotel School could be where you would like to study, get in touch with the Edge Hotel School admissions team on 01206 87 2858 or by email to enquiry@edgehotelschool.ac.uk.

Find out more

Attending an Open Event at the Edge Hotel School gives you the opportunity to meet the team, discuss the fast track degrees and discover just how it prepares you for a career in hospitality or events management.

You’ll also get the chance to talk to some of the current students, so you can find out what it’s really like to study at the UK’s first hotel school of its kind.

If you would like to find out more, use the Edge Hotel School on-line booking form to sign up for an event.

Edge Foundation

The Edge Foundation, who founded the Edge Hotel School in partnership with the University of Essex,  is an independent education charity. It is dedicated to raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning.  All young people should have the opportunity to achieve their potential and the UK’s future workforce needs to be equipped with the skills to be successful in the modern, global economy.  Edge believes that “learning by doing” should be valued equally with academic learning and that all learners should experience a mix of both.  There are many paths to success.

Wivenhoe House Hotel neighbours the University of Essex making it the ideal accommodation choice when visiting the University.


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.