Kyneton Primary School is getting ready to say goodbye to its home of 161 years.

The current school grounds on Baynton Street will be farewelled at a public event on November 11.

Principal Alistair Rayner said there was a lot of history and memories attached to the school grounds.

“Kyneton Primary School has been on this site for such a long period,” he said. “There are many generations associated with its current site and buildings.”

Mr Rayner said the school would love to see a big community turn-out for the farewell event.

“We are inviting all of Kyneton to say a goodbye, and especially want past students young and old to come along to share their memories,” he said.

“The event, including the annual student art show, will be all about our history and our excitement about the future at our new school.”

Historical artefacts found in the school, such as old ink jars and tin money boxes from a 1930s school banking program, will be on display.

The day will also feature student-guided tours of the heritage building, games, rides, food and drink.

Kyneton Primary School will start the 2018 school year at its new home on Edgecomb Street.

The farewell celebrations will run from noon-4pm on Saturday, November 11.

Use of the old school site as a community space is being explored by Macedon Ranges council.