Charlton Old Schoolroom is an historic building set behind the local church. Both buildings were made available to the community by Henry Workman. The schoolroom is managed by a trust set up by Joseph Baker Workman, Henry’s brother. The trust is a registered charity (Number 203745).
In term time the building is used by Charlton and Cropthorne Pre-school. Avonvale cubs and scouts meet each Wednesday evening; Charlton Parish Council meet Thursday evenings bi-monthly; Charlton Chattery, a social gathering for tea and chat, the third Friday of the month from 2.30 to 4.00pm; on the Sundays of church services the room may be used afterwards for refreshments and fellowship. Village events such as the Country and Christmas Fayres also make use of the building and its garden. There is of course room for negotiation on using the room at some of these times.
This unique venue is available to hire for parties; performances; fund raising events; commercial sale events; meetings and classes. With a pleasant garden lying between the schoolroom and the church there is suitable space for outside seating, a gazebo or children’s games. The building has a fully fitted modern kitchen with dishwasher, cooker, fridge, microwave and plenty of crockery and cutlery. There are 2 toilets. Tables and chairs are also available. The room is licensed for up to 60 people seated.
Current hire charges: £6 per hour for short bookings; £20 for a half day; £40 for a full day. Electricity is currently charged through a metered system. This covers heating and appliances. Lighting is not charged.
For further information please contact the booking secretary:
Elaine Hawley – 01386 860420
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Charlton Old School Room Refurbishment Celebration
We have now completed the current phase of the refurbishment of the School Room at Charlton.
In August 2016 we launched an appeal to raise funds to carry out the refurbishment. Since then we have successfully applied for grants from the following orgnisations:
We have also had a number of generous donations from individuals plus a number of fund raising events have been held. This has resulted in raising approximately £25,000 and enabled us to carry out the following work:
Further phases of updates/maintenance are required. We are currently planning what is needed and will update on the scope in the next couple of months.