History of Kenton School

‘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 court space to play games as well as climbing equipment and ‘Hobbit’ land to explore.  The school also has its own field  and we visit Methley Meadow for our Forest School sessions.