About Us

The British School of Millinery was first set up by creative director Denise Innes in 1996 in Harrow, north London. The business thrived through a mixture of courses, production of one-off creations and media coverage and soon developed a reputation of millinery excellence.

Following periods of childbirth, school teaching and college lecturing Denise has relocated the British School of Millinery to the Cotswolds. We are now back. We are bigger and better than ever. We are enthused and invigorated.

There are a lot exciting new developments of which you can find out more across the new website. Our purpose-built Cheltenham millinery studio has been completed and is now fully operational, offering a wide range of courses from beginner to expert.

As ever, we are on the cutting edge of millinery tuition and all the hat making courses will benefit students and businesses and those who just want to have fun. We are committed to teaching in small classes and helping you develop new skills and creations.

If you are a former student of the school, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Our details can be found in the contact section of the site.


Denise Innes-Spencer's Tiara Headdresses book is now available from here and amazon.co.uk.

Quick Contact

Denise Innes-Spencer
Creative Director
Tel. 07590 536402


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