Welcome to The Old School

Address:  New Romney Old School, Church Lane, New Romney, Kent TN28 8ER

The Old School in New Romney forms an important part of the Town’s history, culture and continued social activity. First opened In 1821, it has educated many generations of local children. After its closure, around 1967 the building, left empty, fell into a state of disrepair. Thanks to the formation of New Romney Old School Trust in 1993, fund raising activity and a grant from the National Lottery the building was restored and re-opened in 2000.

Today’s Old School remains an important part of the local community, hosting an active schedule of events, classes, clubs, sales etc.   It also houses the Town’s Museum providing an interesting insight into the history of this fascinating area.  

This unique building is available for hire should you want to organize an event, class, sale, party, reception, lesson or meeting.

SUNDAY OPENINGS.  Due to the Covid crisis Sunday Openings have been suspended for the rest of 2020.  We hope to restart in January.

The building is closed at the present time but will reopen in due course. This year 2020, we should have been celebrating 200 years of the Old School, but have had to cancel all events. However, before the lockdown a flag pole and celebration flag had been ordered and the flag for the 200th Anniversary is now flying proudly from our new flag pole.

Flying of 200th Anniversary Flag

As part of the 200th Anniversary celebrations we do have special mugs on sale at £5 each and a DVD giving the history of the Old School, also priced at £5

If you would like to purchase either of these items please contact:

Pat Goodsell at: newromneyoldschooltrust@gmail.com
Telephone 01797 458200

To read more about this old building and its history, please look at the Events Page