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.

We are grateful for donations during this time. The money will help us to maintain our operation while we are not able to run our events and courses.

Make a donation by credit or debit card.


Come along and meet like-minded people on one of our courses. Whatever your interest we probably have something to tempt you. A wide range of clubs and societies also meet here – The Settlement Players, the Camera Club and groups ranging from art to embroidery to wine appreciation – all enjoy catching up at 229 Nevells Road.


Our supportive and friendly approach provides the ideal learning environment for our students across a range of exciting subjects which include modern languages and practical craft courses such as upholstery, patchwork & quilting and sugarcraft. Discover different authors and their works, explore other cultures and learn more about artists and their lives and times.


Painting, writing, flower arranging and more. Designed to be thought-provoking and stimulating, our courses will challenge your creativity and reveal those hidden skills……


  • News

    ***Breaking News***
    Settlement Centenary Book – call for Patrons – appeal extended until the end of April

    We are very excited to have commissioned a book about the Settlement in this our Centenary year. ‘Letchworth Settlement, 1920 – 2020: A Century of Creative Learning’ by Dr Kate Thompson.
    We are looking for patrons to be listed in the book to help with the costs of production. Click here for more information and a form.

    Classes to cease at The Settlement

    As a result of the latest advice from the Government and the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, The Management Committee has taken the decision to close The Settlement from March 18th. As part of the closure, all events to celebrate our centenary are postponed until next year. Behind the scenes our team will continue to plan for the 2020/21 course brochure so we can be up and running very quickly when the threat of COVID-19 has passed. Stay safe.


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