WELCOME TO THE OLD SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTRE & GUEST HOUSE
The Old School is Milton Keynes’s first co-operatively owned community building, and includes community space to hire, a cafe and 3 bedroomed Guest House.
After many years of community campaigning and fundraising, the Old School opened its doors to the public in the Spring of 2019.
The Old School is located in the North East of Milton Keynes, in the village of Old Wolverton, with access to the Grand Union Canal and Ouse Valley Park, including the Flood Plain Forest Nature Reserve. Guests can enjoy easy access to the fantastic countryside which borders Northamptonshire.
The School Hall has been beautifully refurbished for community use, offering space for up to 100 guests in the main Hall and conservatory style café. We hope to hold a wedding licence by the end of the year, and are keen to offer a venue for other family celebrations and parties. The grounds of the Hall include a covered seating area, wildlife walk and grassed lawn. There is also a secure play area for our younger guests accessed from the main hall.
The School House has been re-purposed as a 3 bedroomed Guest House, with self-catering facilities provided in a communal kitchen and a shared dining area. The Guest House offers a comfortable and relaxing stay for work and leisure guests, with some unique Wolverton décor. Designated parking spaces are provided for all 3 guest rooms, and an electric car charging point is also provided
The Old School has achieved a Bronze Award from the Green Tourism Board, and we are keen that both the Hall and Guest House meet high standards of environmental sustainability.
THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Our Community Hall comprises three parts: a historic school hall, big enough to accommodate 70 people standing (50 seated), a new build conservatory style cafe and a large commercial kitchen.
During the day, the cafe seats 24 guests, but furniture can be moved to open the space for up to 30 visitors.
The kitchen is particularly suitable for hire by professional caterers, and for family parties and larger community events, but is also available to groups using the Hall or cafe area.
We welcome enquiries from community groups, individuals organising weddings, christenings, birthday parties and other important family events, providers of activities such as yoga or judo, and commercial organisations running events, training or in need of meeting space.
THE GUEST HOUSE
Our Guest House offers a unique stay to people working in Milton Keynes, or visiting for leisure. Each of the rooms has an individual theme linked to the heritage of Wolverton, and there is a chance to enjoy – and sample – locally produced goods throughout your stay with us.
We have two double rooms and one twin, each with a private bathroom as well as a communal kitchen and dining room.
The downstairs double room is accessible to those with limited disabilities, with the bathroom facilities provided in a wet room. For further details please see our Access Statement.
We allow well-behaved dogs in the downstairs bedroom, subject to an additional charge for cleaning.
THE OLD SCHOOL ON INSTAGRAM
LOOKING FOR A VENUE TO HOLD YOUR NEXT EVENT?
Wedding, Christening or Birthday party, Company training or meetup.
We are grateful for the support given to us by:
Cafe opening hours: