Originally opened on 16th March 1931 as a local school for boys the building has seen many changes in patterns of education. The expected subscription from each boy in 1933 was 2 shillings per term or five shillings for the year if paid within the first few weeks of the Autumn Term. It was also expected that this money was paid from the boys own pocket money! Dartford West Boys School as it was then known was one of the first schools in the county to offer the new 'O' level examination for the 1953/54 academic year. The school was eventually closed in August 2000 but it has remained a school/education site with Westgate Primary School and now Kent Adult Education. After renovations specifically designed to facilitate Adult Education, the Centre boasts a large state of the art Dance Studio, Beauty Salon, Complementary Therapy Suite and Craft Room. It also has an IT Suite, Art Studio, comfortable and clean classrooms for language, ESOL, maths and many others subjects.
Dartford Adult Education Centre
Disabled access and facilities
Cafe and Refreshements
Nearest Parking: On site parking is available
Parking Costs: Free
Access to the Adult Education courses after the above closure time is via the left-hand door at the side of the building.
During term time the office hours are as follows:
|Monday to Thursday
||8am to 9pm
||8am to 5pm
Outside term time the centre will open during the following times:
|Monday to Friday
||8:15am to 5:30pm
Saturday opening times vary, depending on what courses are running.