Poole Guide

Poole is famous for its large natural harbour, golden beaches and working Quay. The town is an interesting blend of the old and the new. Visitors can wander through the cobbled streets of the Historic Old Town with its museums, antique shops and restaurants or browse in the many modern shops in the indoor Dolphin Shopping Centre.

Poole has excellent cultural and sports facilities, with a major Arts Centre offering Theatre, Cinema, Music and Discos – The Dolphin Swimming Pool and Tower Park Leisure Centre offer facilities for swimming, bowling, splashdown and Cinema. Poole Park, which is close to the town centre, offers acres of parkland, lakes and amusements, where our students can play tennis, mini-golf and have lunchtime picnics. Poole is a delightful place to live and to study. 


  • Population 138,000

  • Location, on England's South Coast. 110 miles from London, easily accessible from Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.

  • Sports included: Volleyball, Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming, and Bowling. Horse-riding, Sailing and Golf on request.

  • Entertainment: Poole Art Centre, UCI Cinemas, Tower Park Leisure Centre, Discos.

  • Local Sightseeing: Poole Quay and The Historic Precinct, Brownsea Island, Corfe Castle and The Isle of Purbeck, Compton Acres Gardens, Wimborne Minster.

  • Beaches: Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs and Shell Bay.

  • School Excursions: London, Bath, Oxford, New