Merton gives facelift to MAE Wimbledon

Merton Council’s £170,000 investment in Merton Adult Education (MAE) has resulted in a much-needed facelift to the classrooms above Wimbledon Library.

The newly refurbished MAE Wimbledon is now fully accessible to all, featuring wider doors, a new lift and disabled toilets. The facility boasts four teaching rooms, including an IT suite. There is also a kitchenette, a tutor room and a coffee lounge where students and staff can relax.

MAE Wimbledon is all set in to launch in 2012 an exclusive line of commercial courses in jewellery, floristry, desktop publishing and languages alongside our current community portfolio.

Access to the MAE Wimbledon classrooms is via Compton Road. All the information about what MAE offers, including details about the refurbished Wimbledon venue and room hire opportunities, can be found on their new website at

Head of MAE Yvonne Tomlin said: ‘MAE now runs courses at its Wimbledon venue offering foreign languages, graphic design, art, and business. In line with MAE’s vision to enrich lives through learning, each year we deliver classes to over 5,000 people from across the borough, offering a wide variety of programmes reflecting the needs of local people.”

Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Peter Walker said: ‘I was delighted to see the huge improvement that has been made to MAE Wimbledon. Over 5,000 people from across the borough benefit from the wide variety of classes MAE runs at its learning venues throughout Merton. Through adult education, many people discover a new talent, perfect one they already have or develop skills which prepare them for the world of employment.”