Shawclough in a Nutshell - History

In 1990 the education services in Rochdale was reorganised. Thrum Hall Middle School was closed and Cronkeyshaw Primary School moved onto the site and became Shawclough Community Primary School. Shawclough opened with just under 200 children and now has more than 450 children. We were delighted when in September 1997, after six years of hard work we were designated as a specialist Community School; One of only ten such schools in the Local Authority.  In October 2001 the school opened the Nursery. In June 2010 we were awarded 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. In May 2013, under the new Ofsted framework, we were awarded 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features.