Kingston Maurward College is set within a beautiful 750 acre estate with landscaped gardens and a lake, all overlooked by a traditional Georgian manor house.

We have some of the best facilities of any land-based college in the country including:

  • 750 acre estate
  • Commercial farm
  • Blacksmith forge and welding workshops
  • State of the art Animal Science centre
  • International-sized indoor and outdoor equine arena
  • Stables with 36 horses
  • Grooming Salon and kennels
  • Learning Resources Centre
  • Library
  • Modern laboratories
  • Construction workshops
  • High ropes courses/climbing wall
  • 5 acre lake
  • Sports pitches
  • Contemporary glasshouses
  • Agri-tech centre
  • Fleet of ten John Deere Tractors
  • Animal Park
  • Formal landscaped gardens

Kingston Maurward College Farm covers some 280 hectares (700 acres), of typical chalk down land, at an altitude of 50-75m. Main soil type is flinty silty loam over chalk, and is naturally drained, although the water meadows are of peaty gravel. The whole farm is in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

The College is set within rolling lawns with substantial specimen trees bordering a large ornamental lake. The formal gardens are set in the arts and crafts Edwardian style with closely clipped Yew hedges creating a series of garden rooms. The walled garden has extensive plant collections including herbaceous perennials and season displays. We host two Plant Heritage collections of Salvias and Penstemons and our brand new glasshouses will bring Kingston Maurward College to the forefront of modern horticulture and significantly enhance our students’ learning experience. The new structures will house classrooms, tool stores, learning resources and production horticulture facilities. Sections will be dedicated to displays of exotic, ornamental, tropical & hothouse plants and a propagation area which will allow existing plant collections to be extended.

We offer a wide range of top-class facilities and services to competitors of all levels. All these facilities are available to our students and can be hired for shows, rallies and training purposes.

We have ten state of the art forges in a recently converted farm building which gives students the opportunity to study towards blacksmithing and farriery courses. We have fifteen welding bays enabling students to learn MIG, Arc (MMS), TIG, gas cutting and gas welding skills.

The Peak Fitness Centre, Kingston Maurward gym is based in the centre of the campus near the Outdoor Adventure Centre and is open to all students and staff.

All the state of the art kit is supplied by Pulse Fitness whether you are a regular gym goer or not, will get you fired up for fitness!

There are 2 rooms, one full of Resistance Equipment – for strength, and the other room is full of Cardio Equipment – for general fitness.

Along with running machines, cross trainers, bikes and a climbing machine, the Cardio room also has 4 x Concept 2 rowing machines which are linked up to a big screen so you can compete against each other in races, or find out what it’s like to race against a virtual Olympic Athlete!

The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) brings together a range of learning facilities in an attractive, purpose-built environment which is accessible and welcoming to all students. Our library help desk is staffed by friendly and experienced staff. The LRC offers:

  • The Library with specialist books, journals, newspapers and dvds
  • Access to an online library including a wide range of e-books, e-journals and other online learning resources
  • Two modern science laboratories to support learning in anatomy & physiology, microbiology, genetics and botany
  • Over 100 computers with wifi access plus camcorders and cameras for loan
  • Areas for quiet and group study and a shop for learning essentials
  • The Student Information Desk (SID) for advice and guidance on all aspects of college life.