History of Kenton School

Kenton History‘The Church House’ dates from around the 1550’s and is said to be one of the oldest school buildings in Devon. It was originally used as a Poorhouse to the Parish, but in 1818 it was recorded that two rooms were let out as a ‘National School’ with about 100 pupils.

Nowadays, the school has been re-furbished to house 4 classrooms, a hall and a library. Although the playground is small, we have a lovely garden ‘quiet’ area with pond and seating, and outdoor classroom space. The school also has its own field, a plot on the village allotments and a space for forest school experiences on the Powderham Estate.