In a class of their own! Homes in converted schools

It’s said that school days are among the best of your life but would you fancy living in one? Here, OnTheMarket.com reveals five school conversions

1. Scholars Mews, Hastings, East Sussex (£495,000 Just Property, Hastings)

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Grade II listed: This property was a former Victorian school

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Original: A turreted spiral staircase

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Cosy: The sitting room has an open fireplace

Top of the register is a brilliant opportunity to buy near the beautiful and historic Hastings Old Town. Well situated for easy access to both the seaside and London, this three-bedroom house in a former Victorian school is a great find. Very well presented, it has three lovely double bedrooms and a charm that emanates throughout, with original features and vaulted ceilings.

2. Lynedoch Street, Park, Glasgow (Offers over £265,000 GSPC, A & S Ireland, Glasgow West End)

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Prime location: The flat is located in a prime pocket within Glasgow

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Grand: The open plan dining room and sitting room are perfect for entertaining

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Great outdoors: The property overlooks beautiful gardens

Full marks for this next property, which was once Glasgow’s Park School. Its distinctive style makes for a unique flat and with two good-sized bedrooms and a location right near the city centre, it is a perfect property for first time buyers or couples.

3. Abbey Park Avenue, St Andrews, Fife (Offers over £350,000 Thorntons, St Andrews)

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Boarding house: The apartment is found in the old boarding accommodation for St Leonard’s School

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Spacious: The property has two good-sized double bedrooms

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Contemporary: A high quality finish is prominent throughout the newly refurbished flat

Correct and present is our third property, which once formed part of St Nicholas House, boarding accommodation for St Leonard’s School. Converted in 2012, the whole flat has been designed in a contemporary fashion incorporating many great features, including oak flooring and a fully fitted kitchen. Located in the centre of the beautiful city of St Andrews, the coast is just a short walk away.

4. The Old School, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire (£349,950 Clee Tompkinson Francis, Llandeilo)

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Mature gardens: This property benefits from a delightful lawn, seating area, vegetable garden and paddock

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Picturesque: Set in Wales’ Carmarthenshire countryside, the property has lovely views

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Split level: To make the most of the space, the property has a split level lounge

Set in a picturesque yet convenient location, our next property definitely gets an A grade. This three-bedroom house has both attractive gardens and amazing views overlooking Carmarthenshire and beyond. The Old School, in Capel Isaac, is well presented and makes use of all the space to provide a comfortable family home.

5. The Old School House, Enfield Road, Islington (£1,668 pcm (£385 pw) Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Islington)

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Well connected: Set back behind the old school walls, this flat is within easy reach of London’s King’s Cross station

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Partly furnished: residents have the opportunity to arrange the living room to their tastes

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High specification: A recent conversion has ensured the flat is finished to an exacting standard

Late to class but not to be missed is a one-bedroom flat to rent, in the sought after area of north London’s Islington. Many old schools in London have now been divided up and converted into flats and this one is both well presented and well connected. The flat benefits from easy access to the whole of London via various overground lines but is also situated just a short 12-minute journey to King’s Cross.

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