School House Café

Hosting a community first café in Cheltenham

School House Café is a community focused cafe in Cheltenham. It has been designed for everyone. Bring your bike your laptop or buggy. Bring a friend or two or three or come by yourself and enjoy some peace and quiet from the day.

We want to bring people together over a fantastic coffee before a lecture; a tea after dropping the little ones in school or a fresh smoothie over lunch. We also have a selection of pastries, cakes, breakfast bits and plenty for children to choose from.

Cheltenham is a town full to the brim with culture both old and new. Come and create in the cafe. This space inspires freedom for you to dream. Our dream was to create a space that caused community, a space that brought life, that brought hope, that brought people together. The School House Café is an expression of that dream, which we hope you will come to love and enjoy.


Building a community first space


To discern and meet the needs of the St. Pauls community


The School House Cafe is within a small lobby area of the old St. Paul’s School, which was opened in 1848 by the vicar of St. Paul’s, Henry Bromby and Francis Close, the Rector of Cheltenham. The two clergymen saw the need for education in the community and raised the money for the school from local people.

The school shut in 1980 and was used by St. Paul’s Church as a centre for church activities. In 2013, the government decided that the site should be used for the community and church of St. Paul’s and a new charity was formed.


School House Café is a project of Fresh Hope.

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