ABOUT THE OLD SCHOOL
The Old School is owned and run by Future Wolverton Limited, a Community Benefit Society that has been operating since 2013. The mission of the organisation is:
“To establish Wolverton as a thriving and sustainable town within the city of Milton Keynes: a town with an active and involved community which celebrates its past and seeks to protect and enhance the unique heritage whilst developing new business, housing and community facilities.”
One of Future Wolverton’s strategic aims was to develop and secure community facilities in Old Wolverton. This was in recognition of the substantial housing development that has taken place in the last 5 years in the West End of Town, and the need to provide a space where new and old residents could meet and get to know one another.
The Old School Project also delivers on our mission to support community understanding of the unique heritage of the Wolverton area, and in the case of the Old School, the pre-Railway heritage of the village of Old Wolverton.
The Old School is Future Wolverton’s first asset and will generate an ongoing income, enabling the organisation to become financially self-sufficient.
OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH SLATED ROW
In order to deliver the project, Future Wolverton established a partnership with Slated Row School, a community special school for children and young people aged 4 to 19. The school caters for 182 pupils with moderate to complex special educational needs.
Every aspect of the way the building operates – from the cleaning to landscape maintenance – will be supported by the students. This will enable the 6th Form students at Slated Row to gain invaluable work experience, which we hope will enable them to secure paid employment when they leave school.
To find out more about the partnership with the school and the history of the project, please visit http://futurewolverton.org/old-school-project/
Over the last 5 years Future Wolverton and other stakeholders have raised over £1.2M to purchase and refurbish the Old School with the dream to bring it back into community and education use…
The house was built circa 1860 and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all our guests there are some period features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. Some small steps and narrow doors…
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