Hall Hire in Wigginton

Wigginton Old School

The Old School (YO32 2PU) is located on Mill Lane adjacent to the village pond. Many local groups meet regularly for a variety of functions as shown below.
It is also available for hire for private parties and social events-contact: info@wiggintonoldschool.co.uk


Facilities at the Old School include:

All round accessible access and exiting, alarmed accessible toilets, car parking for 11-14 vehicles including accessible parking. The car park can be fully secured during use. There are blackout blinds at all windows and projector screens in both our meeting/function rooms and a fully stocked kitchen with hot water boiler and microwave oven. There is a music licence and the rooms have full sound absorption panels. LED lighting is installed throughout the building.

The following organisations and groups meet in the Old School:


The Flying Ducks Theatre Group, children’s sections meet at the Old School Wigginton on Monday and Tuesday late pm-early evening term time. The Quacks group on Monday and Tuesday between 4pm and 5pm and the Little Ducklings on Monday evening 5-15 to 6-16pm.
Contact: flyingducks@gmail.com


Iaido Martial Arts Group meet each Friday evening throughout the year at the Old School between 8pm and 9-30pm.
Contact: jamesbuchell89@googlemail.com


Oaken Grove Youth and Community Centre based at the end of Ellis Avenue (Oaken Grove) Haxby, offers a wide range of educational and leisure activities for local people in Haxby and Wigginton (and York). As well as hosting community groups, local businesses and local services, a very active group of volunteers organise weekly activities for the benefit of local people of all ages and abilities. It holds sessions for young people in the Old School.
Contact: info@hwyca.co.uk
For youth provisions: communityties@hwyca.co.uk


Shine 21 is a charity dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with Downs Syndrome and is passionate about supporting their families. Shine 21 meets term time every Monday and Tuesday morning from 9-30-12-30 at the Old School Wigginton providing regular development sessions with trained speech and language therapist, and physiotherapy and personal needs support- as well as lots of fun activities.
Contact: contact@shine21.org


Silver Swans will meet every Friday morning commencing in September 2021 from 10-11am, at the Old School Wigginton. The classes play such an important role in the elderly community through the benefits of dance. This helps to combat anatomical issues associated with the aging process and to stave off degenerative conditions such as dementia, falls prevention and social isolation.
Contact: laucinda.roberts@gmal.com


The Old School Wigginton hosts two (2) separate Spiritualist meeting each week. Sensing Spirits meets Wednesday evenings 7-15-9 (except the 3rd Wednesday of the month) and on the third Sunday evening each month. Whilst Simon Peters, Spiritualist leader holds his meetings every Thursday evening between 6-30 -9 30.
Contact: Sensing Spirits email sensingspirit@ymail.com  and Simon Peters email- simon.simonpeters@hotmail.com


Award winning local artist Sue Clayton will be introducing two (2) new exciting art courses each Thursday in September 2021 at the Old School Wigginton. Painting and Drawing 10-12 noon and Purely Portraits 1-3pm.
Each themed six-week course will include art demonstrations and delve into art history as the groups explore artists and movements inspiring your own artwork.
The groups are fun, relaxed, friendly and most welcoming and open to all from absolute beginners to selling artist.
Contact: @sueclaytonart on twitter, facebook and Instagram or visit www.sueclaytonart.com


Tiny Stompers meets on a periodic basis at the Old School Wigginton providing a baby massage service. The sessions are very relaxing with basic to advanced techniques taught in every class aid to bonding and child development. Techniques are also shown to help decrease pain caused by colic, constipation and teething. The service is also held around York and in own homes.
For further information: www.facebook.com/tinystompersbabymassage/


Meet on Tuesdays between 1-30 and 3pm at the Old School Wigginton.
Contact: membershipsecretary@hawu3a.org or groupscoordinator@hawu3a.org


The WEA meet on a Wednesday afternoon between 2-4pm at the Old School Wigginton, for Greek language tutoring, and on Wednesday at 2-4pm at the St Nicholas Church Hall for the History Group. These very friendly groups invite new members. The WEA also offers a whole range of course held at various locations around York.
Contact: yorkshumber@wea.org.uk


Wing Chu Kung Fu, the Chinese Martial Arts group, meets every Monday evening at the Old School Wigginton between 7-30 and 9pm. Established in 2001 the class is taught by a resident Sifu who has a diverse background in the martial arts. This is a simple, direct and highly effective martial art, ideal for self-defence.
Contact: contact@oldschoolwingchu.co.uk


York City FC Foundation runs a weekly session every Monday from 1-2-30pm at the Old School Wigginton using sport as a vehicle to talk. The aim of the sessions is to bring people out of their homes, providing the opportunity to share York City stories and chat about current affairs with like-minded people creating a network of peer support.
Contact: enquires@yorkcityfcfoundation.co.uk


York Vintage Dance Group meet at various York Locations including the Old School Wigginton and Wigginton Recreation Hall. The Community Dance Group promotes, demonstrates and teaches adult dance classes in a social and relaxed environment, covering a wide range of individual and partner dances from the 1920’s to the 1940’s and 50’s. In addition, they arrange themed dance nights, social evenings, outings and displays.
Contact: vintagedancegroup@gmail.com

In addition to those events shown, various retail events are held at the Old School throughout the year principally at weekends and include:

Persian Rug sales contact: email jamesburnside2@googlemail.com,
Carpet and laminate flooring sales contact: email judenash@btinternet.com,
Beds and Mattress sales contact: email anthonybedz@gmail.com

and occasionally Antique valuation and purchase days.

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