Do you still hanker after your carefree school days? Buying one of these seven conversions could bring them right back to your doorstep.

Original cloakroom in a converted school house

1. Four-bedroom detached house in Birlingham, Worcestershire, for £495,000

One look at the cloakroom with its basins and clothes pegs and there’s no mistaking this property for an old Victorian school. Other original features include the oak doors, open fireplace – and even the old school bell. Only the reception room will require a bit of homework, this time in the form of DIY.

Available via Purplebricks 

Modern flat in a school conversion in Battersea

2. Two-bedroom flat in Battersea, London for £1.8m

Nestled away over the fourth and fifth floor of this former school building in south west London is this cavernous two-bedroom flat with vaulted ceilings. It’s just moments away from Battersea Park and Clapham Junction’s excellent transport links.

Available via Unique Property Company 

Grand reception room with a bar in a converted school house

3. Three-bedroom semi-detached house in Isleworth, West London, for £1.1m

This 19th century converted school gets awarded an A* for combining the charm of its original features perfectly with contemporary style. A spectacular bespoke staircase sits in the middle of the double-height reception room, complete with its own bar. And to top it off, the home has just been reduced by £200,000.

Available via Foxtons 

Grade II listed school converted into flats

4. Two-bedroom flat in Romford, Essex, for £500,000

The sleek two-bedroom flat in this 2003 conversion sits in the original part of the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls school building – and, at more than 100 years old, is now Grade II-listed. The apartment sits conveniently between Romford and Gidea Park train stations – both of which are stations on the future Crossrail line.

Available via Balgores 

Drawing room in a converted school

5. Four-bedroom detached house near Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, for £1.5m

The stone mullion windows and beautiful vaulted drawing room ceiling are among the remaining features of this old Victorian school house. The four-bedroom redbrick home, on the Elvetham Estate, dates back to around 1860 when it was built to school the children of the estate’s farmworkers.

Available via Hamptons International 

School converted into a family home in Wales

6. Six-bedroom property in New Tredegar, Caerphilly, for £350,000

This stone-built converted Welsh school even comes with the playground thrown in, so you won’t be short of space if you fancy a quick game of hop-scotch.  Now a large family pad, there are several rooms still lying fallow which you can put your own stamp on.

Available via Peter Alan 

Office in a converted Victorian school house

7. Three-bedroom terraced house in Nutfield, Surrey, for £550,000

The office in this charming terraced home – a former Victorian school – is the perfect place to catch up on some study, before winding down in the manicured gardens and private courtyard. Additional perks include a skylight in the double-height reception room and separate garage.

Available via Hamptons International 

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