We are an independent adult education centre providing a diverse programme of courses from academic to recreational classes.
Students attending Settlement run courses must also be a member of the Settlement. Find out more about the benefits of membership.
Despite our full programme of classes we do have rooms available for occasional or regular hire.

The Settlement is an independent adult education centre providing a diverse programme of courses from academic to recreational classes, and over the years have built up a loyal following of students.

Based at 229 Nevells Road, our listed building is also used as a meeting point for a vast number of groups and societies, some of which have been using our facilities for decades.

Within our site you will find details of timetables and enrolment information, profiles of our tutors together with some insight into our rich history.

So if you are looking to start a hobby, thinking about enhancing your existing skills, want to get fitter or meet a new circle of friends then The Settlement has something exciting to offer you. So please come and visit us.


We are now closed for the Summer holidays and re-open with normal hours at 9.00am on Tuesday 2nd September.

Enrolments can be posted in over the break and will be
processed in date received order. 

The following courses are full:

Get Writing for Returners (Wednesdays)
Oil Painting (afternoon)
French Intermediate (Thursday)
Creative Stitchery






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    Organised visits with The Settlement

    This year marks the centenary of the start of World War 1 and The Settlement is taking a guided trip to The Battlefields between September 2nd – 5th.

    Led by experienced tour guide Tony James, the tour in association with Pax Travel, includes visits to many notable sites including trenches, museums and cemeteries – both Allied and German. There are also opportunities to explore the key villages and towns.

    A thought provoking and informative trip, further information and bookings can be made via Pax Travel on 020 7485 3003 or via email info@paxtravel.co.uk.

    Picture of poppies growing in the trenches at Dixmuide.

    During the course of the year The Settlement organises a series of visits to places of interest, the theatre, textile events, gardens and museums as well as galleries or stately homes. Further details are provided on this website.