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Sherwell Valley Primary School

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History of School

Welcome to Sherwell Valley Primary School. This is a school catering for children aged 3 to 11 years, serving Upper Cockington, Sherwell Valley, Chelston and Queensway. 


The school was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of the Infant and Junior schools on the site. The premises were built in 1955 and 1962, and occupy a spacious, south-facing site, enjoying extensive views down Sherwell Valley.


Between 2001 and 2009 an extensive building programme took place, linking the two sites and providing ten further classrooms and other facilities.



There are large Infant and Junior playgrounds, a football pitch, extensive level grassy areas and a natural area. There are twenty-four rooms, one of which is used as a Music Room, two Halls, a Dining Room, Computing Suite, an Art/D.T Studio and a superb Library. There are also well developed Art, Humanities, Maths, Science and Technology resource areas, as well as a suite of smaller rooms for group work.


There is a spacious Nursery within the Foundation Department. Classrooms for our youngest children all include cloakrooms and toilets within the room, enabling the teacher to keep a close eye on your children.


"During lessons, pupils, including the more able, concentrate and work hard. They work confidently and manage the tasks that they are given competently."


Ofsted June 2018