Tonbridge & Malling

Adult Education at Former Grammar School

Welcome to Tonbridge Adult Education Centre. We specialise in Craft subjects and have a fine reputation for Stained Glass, Sugarcraft, Floristry, Silversmithing /Jewellery and Cookery. We also offer a full programme of Art, Fitness, Computing, Languages and General Studies courses.  Our staff are dedicated to offering you a first class service. We have a café on the premises serving light snacks and delicious cakes.

We operate from two buildings, the first being housed in a Victorian structure built in 1890 as the Technical Institute and Free Library, Opened by Lord Avebury (hence Avebury Avenue). It was designed by the well known school architect J H Phillips. The Technical Institute originally housed Tonbridge Grammar School on its top floor from 1905 to 1913 and later became an art school.

Our other building was purpose-built in conjunction with the University of Kent and was opened in 1984. Although it was designed by the County Architect’s department its red brick and angular design with interior bare-faced brickwork reflect the prevailing university architecture of the time.

Your local courses in Tonbridge

Search the new 2013/14 programme for a list of Tonbridge courses.

Centre Facilities

Disabled access and facilities



Cafe/Refreshments are available at The Enchanted Bakery


Unfortunately there is no parking for students available on site except for those needing disabled access. Upstairs teaching rooms are accessible by stair lift or lift. If you have any special access requirements please let us know. 

Parking Information

Nearest Parking: River Lawn
Parking Cost: Up to 30 minutes - £0.50, up to 3 hours - £2.30. Parking is chargeable between 8.00am to 6.00pm and parking is free for 23 hours for Blue Badge holders.

Opening Hours

During term time, office hours are as follows;

Monday to Thursday 08:15 to 21:00
Friday 08:15 to 17:00

Where to find us

Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge
TN9 1TG


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Holmesdale Adult Education Centre


Contact Details

The Wolfe Building
Holmesdale Community School
Malling Road
Ham Hill
Snodland
ME6 5HS

Tel: 0845 606 5606


Parking Information

Nearest Parking: River Lawn
Parking Cost: Up to 30 minutes - £0.50, up to 3 hours - £2.30. Parking is chargeable between 8.00am to 6.00pm and parking is free for 23 hours for Blue Badge holders.


Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 15:00 and 18:45-20:15 (term time only)

Location

Ham Hill is off the A228 (easy access from M20 and M2)


Getting There

Contact Traveline on 0870 608 2608 for bus and train times.

Centre facilities

Disabled access and facilities



Cafe/Refreshments



Parking information

Parking is on the left through main gate

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