This building finally closed as a school in 1974 and was used by the District Council for a few years as a local office. After that it stood empty and became derelict, then in 1993 a Trust was formed with the idea of renovating the building for use by the community. With
help from the Heritage Lottery Fund the building was slowly brought back to life and in
1999 it reopened as a Heritage Building for the Town of New Romney
Over the years the building has become part of the local community and is now used on a
regular basis by various groups and organisations for classes and meetings. It is also available for hire.
The Heritage Collection that is housed here contains extensive school records, photographs, local history and other interesting artefacts going back 100 years. New themed exhibitions featuring local life and National events are staged each year.
The garden is a place of tranquility with seating, sensory garden and an interesting series of mosaics in the path that circles the whole garden.
Normally this building would be open to the public on a regular basis, but due to the Covid Pandemic and the use of the building as a vaccination centre it has not been possible to do this. It is hoped that Public Opening will be able to start up again before too long and the dates and times will appear on this website.
MONTHLY OPENINGS OF THE OLD SCHOOL BUILDING
The building will be opening on a regular basis from
Saturday, 4th February.
Please see more details under Opening 2023