Henley Festival
Henley Festival

Shiplake College

Shiplake College is a thriving independent boarding and day school situated on the banks of the river near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. From September 2023 girls will be welcomed into Year 7 as the College transitions to be fully co-educational, an environment already well-established in the Sixth Form. Flexi, weekly and full boarding is available as well as an extensive daily bus service.

Every pupil is placed at the heart of Shiplake life and the College’s ethos is underpinned by the three Is – Inclusive, Individual and Inspirational.

Shiplake College is proud to sponsor the Henley Festival and support the creative and performing arts; the fact that the Festival’s site is on the finish line of the Henley Royal Regatta course also adds to the connection as rowing is deeply rooted into the College’s history, and the school is currently the reigning champions in the girls’ HRR quad event.

Shiplake provides a truly holistic education. It is a selective school, but welcomes a broad range of academic abilities. What is far more important is the sort of person you are and the sort of person you can become.

Prospective families are welcome to attend an open morning or book an individual visit, please go to www.shiplake.org.uk/admissions for details.

 


FESTIVAL TIPS

ARRIVE EARLY

There’s so much to experience at the Festival it’s worth being ready to go when the gates open at 5pm.

DIG OUT YOUR BEST FROCK

You can never be overdressed at Henley!

FOOD & DRINK

DRINK WITH A VIEW

Head to the Moet Champagne lawn for a glass of fizz and an amazing view of the river.

HUNGRY?

All our non-bookable restaurants are open throughout the evening and are less busy during the floating stage concert.

YOUR VISIT

WHAT SHALL I WEAR?

The Festival has a black tie dress code.

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The car park opens at 4pm, Festival gates open at 5pm.

DO I NEED A WRISTBAND?

Wristbands will be given out at the Festival gates upon presentation of a valid ticket.

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