St. John’s Old School is adjacent to St. John’s Church. It was built as a Church school at the same time as the Church and with the same purpose – that of serving the community.
The school building was designed in 1844 by the celebrated Victorian architect, William Butterfield, who was also responsible for Keble College Oxford, St. Augustine’s College Canterbury, the Chapel and Quadrangle of Rugby School and many other well-known buildings.
The school functioned for the children of Jedburgh and district for more than a hundred years but its purpose was taken over by Jedburgh Grammar School in 1963. The building was handed back to St. John’s and functioned as the Church Hall until 2002, when it was taken over by the Jedburgh Community and Arts Centre.