Shawclough in a Nutshell - History

In 1990 the Education Services in Rochdale were 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.

In 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. In 2017, we opened Nursery up to children aged 2 and we were inspected again, as ‘Good with Outstanding features’. In 2019, we opened a special provision for Children with Autistic Spectrum Condition, a further addition to our school.