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:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

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.