Cherry Tree Hill Infant school was opened in 1952 and Cherry Tree Hill Junior School was opened in 1940. The Junior school began life as a Primary school until the Infant school was opened next door. As a school built during the Second World War, air raid shelters were built in the grounds of the Junior school and pupils were frequently ushered into them when the sirens went off.
Bafta Award-winning playwright Don Shaw was one of the first 50 children to be admitted to the new Cherry Tree Hill Junior School.
The two schools merged to form Cherry Tree Hill Primary school in September 2010. A lot has changed since the days of arriving at school with a gas mask box and the risk of getting the cane but one thing has stayed the same, the opportunities created for the children to make the most of their time at the school.
Cherry Tree Hill Primary School now has an impressive array of facilities. We have a 52 place Nursery, 22 classrooms, an ICT suite and two halls with stages and fantastic outdoor nature and play areas.
In 2020, we celebrated our 80th Birthday and will be adding information to these pages as we delve deeper into our archives!