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Offering millinery courses, parties, bespoke designs and theatrical creations.

Cloche Cow Hat Denise Innes

The British School of Millinery

The British School of Millinery is based in Cheltenham, UK and managed by creative director and talented milliner Denise Innes-Spencer.

Upcoming Events: Bridget Bailey Masterclass and Mother and Bride Fasion Show and Lunch, see below for details.


Bridget Bailey Masterclass, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th March 10am - 4pm

Bridget Bailey is a celebrity of hat making, She has created hats for Jean Muir, Caroline Charles, and sells to shops such as Harrods, Selfridges, Saks 5th Avenue and Mitsukoshi in Japan.

Bridget is visiting The British School of Millinery to teach our students to make silk covered fruits.  Making Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples and Cherries. Bridget very rarely teaches in this area of expertise and it is privilege to welcome Bridget here to the school.

All the materials are provided and a light lunch is included.

This is a Master class course: £295.00 for the 2 days

Places are limited so early booking is recommended!  Check out our courses pages for further information.


Getting Married ?

Why not enjoy lunch and a wedding themed fashion show with your mother and friends and get some wedding inspiration.

The fashion show will feature gorgeous wedding gowns by Chanticleer, beautiful hats and bridal headdresses by the British School of Millinery, ladies dresses by Hush and Outsider and jewellery by Stephanie Bates.

Other BIG DAY ideas and finishing touches will be showcasing.

Tickets are £25 and include a two course lunch, glass of wine, fashion show and goody bags.
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We are delighted to now be able to offer hat making parties. Whether you are looking for fun hen party ideas, creative team building activities or just fancy an event with a twist check out what we can offer.

If you have an upcoming event and you would like to wear a hat, fascinator, tiara or other type of headdress why not have a look through Denise’s collection and purchase something ready made or contact us to make something extra special just for you.

Our creative director Denise Innes-Spencer is an engaging speaker and lecturer who is available to offer talks, master classes and lectures to a wide range of audiences.

Denise is also available to make hats for film, television and theatre. Have a look at some of Denise’s previous work in the Presenting pages.

All pictures on this site have been made either by Denise or former students of The British School of Millinery.




Due to popular demand we are opening the British School of Millinery studio for workshops from 4.30 to 7.30 on Friday nights. More information.