The Old School
Public House  -  Mount Hawke

The Old School, a unique village inn, was once the actual village school. It was built in 1874 for the Falmouth Board on land donated by Lord Falmouth, when education became compulsory. In those days it was called an “Elementary School” and catered for children between the ages of five and fourteen. It was closed in 1938/39 owing to a lack of pupils be was re-opened in 1941 mainly to house evacuees.

Following the 1945 Education Act it became a Primary School for children between the ages of five and eleven and continued as such until 1986 when the new school across the road was built.

The school was renovated and re-opened as a pub in 1988 by the present owners – Ron and Jan Dawson.