School History

  • History of Prince Edward Primary School

  • The school was built in 1927 and the official opening was on Thursday 3rd October 1929. The following information is taken from Sheffield Education Committee documents from the time:

    The Original Invitation

    “The school accommodates 1,480 children in a Senior Mixed Department (520 places), and two Junior Mixed Departments (each with 480 places). In addition, rooms are provided for Manual Instruction, Domestic Science, General Science, and Arts and Crafts. The school is planned in three detached departments linked up to the Central Assembly Hall by covered ways.

    The site has an area of 3 acres and the fall of 45′ from City Road to Queen Mary Road has been an important factor in determining the arrangement of buildings.

    The classroom units are divided up by movable partitions with floor tracks so spaced that each classroom may be arranged to accommodate varying numbers of children.

    A special feature in this school is the District School Clinic. This is entirely self-contained and includes Medical Inspection and Treatment Rooms, and a Dental Surgery.

    The contract sum for the building is £48,314, and Messrs. W. Marlow & Sons, Ltd., Sheffield, have carried out the work.”

    A special feature in this school is the District School Clinic. This is entirely self-contained and includes Medical Inspection and Treatment Rooms, and a Dental Surgery.

    On the 17th April 2015, the pupils, families and staff moved from the old building on Prince of Wales Road to the new, purpose built, building on Queen Mary Road. The new build was designed to provide high quality, state of the art facilities which include an Arts Space, a MUGA, a Food Room, Library and plenty of green, outdoor space.

    On Tuesday 18th October 2016, the school was officially opened by the Lord Mayor. This is the start of a new era of high quality education.