Life at The Chippendale International School of Furniture

For those interested in a career in furniture making and design, come and visit The Chippendale International School of Furniture and experience life at the School for yourself.

Professional Course

Our professional course, which equips students with all the skills and acumen to go on and run their own furniture making and design business, is a nine-month long course running from October to June each year.

We treat our international student community like family and provide a supportive environment and home away from home during their time with us.

Accommodation

The Chippendale International School of Furniture is well-known in the local community and we have excellent relationships with local landlords who offer a range of affordable accommodation.

Many of our students choose to rent a shared flat/apartment in one of the nearby towns such as Haddington or Gifford. The cost of this accommodation ranges between £250-£300 per head, per month. The School also has a network of local landlords offering two and three-bedroom properties suitable for a family, all within a five-mile radius of the School.

Over the years, the School has also built up a network of local host families offering students a home from home. A comfortable private room with all meals included costs about £500 per month in rent.

For more information about where to stay during the course, please call us on +44 (0)1620 810680 or email us on info@chippendale.co.uk.

The Area

The School is nestled in the heart of the East Lothian countryside and only a few miles from the centre of Scotland’s vibrant capital city, Edinburgh. There is no shortage of things to do after the School day ends or at weekends.

The School sits at the base of the rolling Lammermuir Hills that form a natural border between East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. The area is well known for its beaches and hill-walking – and, during half-terms and holidays, there is time to visit the Scottish Highlands to enjoy some of Scotland’s most majestic scenery.

There are over 20 golf courses within 30 minutes of the School and the famous Glenkinchie Distillery is close by for those who want to sample Scotland’s most famous export.

The ancient market town of Haddington offers a wide range of social and sporting facilities, and students have even been known to take lessons in Scotland’s national instrument, the bagpipes.

Why not book in a visit or download a prospectus to find out more.