A Brief History of Our School


Corngreaves Primary School is the oldest school in the Sandwell borough. The British Iron Company built the school in 1848 - 1849 to educate their employees’ children and at this time, it was two buildings not joined in any way.

Over the years it has undergone many changes but some things have stayed the same. We have always been known as a ‘happy’ school and the school has always enjoyed a good reputation in the local area.

In recent years we have made a number of important changes to the building and despite the fact that we have maintained the ‘Victorian’ look outside; the classrooms inside are fit for 21st century education. The classrooms are modernised with a huge range of teaching resources and facilities at our disposal.

We often wonder what some of the older generation of pupils would think if they were able to visit us now...

Our School Now ...

We are a one form-entry school consisting of 8 classes, which are made up of our Foundation Stage Pre-School and then the Reception class, followed by the National Curriculum year groups 1 through to 6.

We have a large school hall and an up-to-date IT suite, which all the children visit each week. Every classroom has interactive technology and we also have some smaller rooms for teaching in small groups.

We also encourage our pupils to read frequently and give them plenty of opportunities to look at varied reading material by visiting the Cradley Heath Library, which is at the end of our street.

For physical education and activities , a ‘multi-use games area’ is available on the school premises along with our large playground, where our pupils are encouraged to explore and play throughout the day.

We are also lucky enough to have the use of a large field, which is a very short and safe walk away.