Different class

Wandsworth Professional Development Centre (WPDC) is the smart, off-site choice for teacher and staff development events and meetings.

Smart space, for smart schools

The benefits of taking your colleagues off-site is clear.

Increased focus
& productivity

Creating an environment away from the distractions and interruptions of the school environment can help staff focus.


Staff feel an increased level of value in their development when funds are invested to create a better learning / meeting environment.

Enhanced development

Taking staff out of their usual environment helps them to be more receptive to new ideas and approaches to teaching and learning.

Breathing space

A place to think and thrive.
Built in 2012, WPDC is a fresh, smart environment for professional learning in Wandsworth. The purpose-built centre on the top floor of Burntwood School combines contemporary architecture with flexible room spaces, making it the smart choice for professional development events and meetings.

Our bright and modern venue has everything you need to deliver a professional and impressive event:

  • A dedicated, friendly team
  • Full on-site catering facilities offering a range of options including sandwiches, canapes and buffet style menus
  • AV and IT facilities
  • Facilities fully accessible to wheelchair users

Designed with schools in mind

WPDC is the perfect place for:

A distraction free environment to rejuvenate and motivate staff for a new term. The opportunity to come together as a whole school team in our large space and host multiple training sessions simultaneously offers schools plenty of options in how they structure their day.

Away Days
The bright, open space of WPDC is ideal for away days. The breakout area and excellent catering team can supply memorable lunches in a relaxed and informal environment. With full access to the latest technology, our spaces are flexible to accommodate a range of activities,.

Staff Training
WPDC offers a selection of seven rooms accommodating 16 up to 120 people. This flexibility is what makes WPDC an ideal location for professional development. Hosting staff development offsite allows school staff to fully emerge in the training, away from the distractions in school.

“As a Headteacher I find the whole process of booking the WPDC easy and convenient, and the staff are incredibly helpful. As a federation we have hosted a number of events at the centre and found it to be a great place to hold staff training. Everything you need is in the one place and refreshments can be provided. The welcome you receive and the customer service is professional and makes for the smooth running of an event. We definitely book time and time again and would recommend it to anyone hosting a professional event! ”

Emma Williams, Executive Headteacher
Wandsworth Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools

Spaces available


Large space, equipped with an expansive projection screen. Flexible and adaptable, to accommodate a variety of room layouts.


Expansive, open plan room – an excellent space for larger training sessions. Perfectly sized on its own; however, when combined with the Balham Room, the space can accommodate up to 100 people.


A compact space with a warm, focused feel, ideal for smaller events and meetings. Flexible in its layout, tables and chairs can be easily moved or arranged, based on an agreed layout. When combined with the Tooting Room, the space can accommodate up to 100 people.


A bright spacious room which is flexible in its layout. Tables and chairs can be easily moved or arranged, based on an agreed layout. This room interlinks with Roehampton room. When both rooms are hired together they can accommodate up to 70 people.


A double aspect room with large windows, offering a bright space with flexible layouts that can be adapted to a range of focused training or meeting requirements. A bird’s eye view of the treetops through the windows of the room enhance the relaxed and comfortable feel of the space.


Large, sleek boardroom space, with a long oval table as its centrepiece. Ideal for meetings and training in a business environment. Earlsfield boasts 12 retractable laptops that can be easily accessed when required. The room is brightly lit by a wall of windows, which provides a panoramic view across the Wandsworth skyline.


Open plan, breakout lounge that is available for delegates to use throughout the day. The space provides a relaxed, comfortable environment for refreshment breaks, lunches and the opportunity to network.

Venue details:

Wandsworth Professional Development Centre (WPDC)
3rd Floor, Building 1
Burntwood School
Burntwood Lane
SW17 0AQ

e: wpdc@wandsworth.gov.uk
t: 020 8871 8775

Bookings and Enquiries

Please click on the link below to fill in a brief booking / enquiry form. We will contact you directly: