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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.

The London Millinery Suppliers Walk

Saturday 19th July 10:30am - 1:00pm  £25 per person

Join Denise for a guided walk around the Oxford Street area to meet suppliers and see the current and pre season supplies. Some of these shops are 'little gems' so this walk is a must for those who want to keep ahead of the rest. Suppliers for hat making and tiara making will be on the list.

During the walk there will be opportunities to purchase supplies so bring your shopping lists!

Summer School

Our 2014 Summer School is designed to allow you the opportunity to learn what you need and make what you want, all under the expert tuition of Denise Innes-Spencer.

At The British School of Millinery we are proud of our 100% positive feedback from students. All British School of Millinery classes are kept small to allow for individual support. All courses include clear step by step instructions to compliment the teaching which are yours to take away. Join us this summer to learn new skills and techniques.

Bridal Summer School

14th to 17th July 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Denise Innes-Spencer has worked with a number of top bridal designers including Ben De Lisi, Jane Boulton, Tracy Connup and Suzanne Neville. She has been featured in Brides and Setting Up Home, Bride and Groom and Wedding Dresses magazines. Denise is also a two-time nominee for the accessories category of the British Bridal Awards.

Cost: £80 per day or £300 for all 4 days (not including materials)

Hat Making Summer School

28th July to 3rd August 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: £80 per day or £400 for all 5 days (not including materials)

Notes:  The costs of fabrics used are not included within the prices stated. 


New courses and Events added:

Straw Trimming, Free Style Felt Blocking, Silk Flower making.....

Or join us in London for our Millinery Suppliers Walk - Saturday 19th July.


Check out our courses pages for further information. 



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.




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