'Erdington Hall Primary School is a good school with many strengths. The governors, headteacher, deputy headteacher and all the staff work very well together to provide a learning environment in which pupils, of whatever background are valued, made to feel welcome and encouraged to do their best'. These are the words from the Ofsted inspection in 1998.
The school was built in 1917 in a growing residential area of Birmingham, (in fact, only a few years before the area had been fields and arable land). Originally designed as a primary and secondary school under the name Ryland Road School, it changed it's name to Erdington Hall Primary School after a local hall, which unfortunately was demolished many years ago.
The school is situated not far from Spaghetti Junction and is within walking distance of The Fort shopping centre. Surprisingly the school survived intact during the Second World War as it is also close to the site of Spitfire production at Castle Bromwich and the Fort Dunlop complex which made, and still does make, tyres for planes. It can be imagined how near some of the bombs must have landed. The first recorded bomb to fall on Birmingham in the blitz was only 400 yards from the school. The school has it's own canteen which was built during the war in order that children could remian on site all day whilst fathers were away in the forces and mothers worked at BSA or Lucas making bombs and other war materials.
The school has seen many changes and improvements over the years. Work bays have been built in the corridors for children to work at quietly. Gardens have been constructed with quiet areas for children and play and dinner time. Computer technology is fast reaching in to the classroom to provide a valuable learning resource. Extra-curricular activities are thriving, including drama, choir and football.
Here at Erdington Hall we pride ourselves on a warm and happy atmosphere to provide a continuing welcoming and enriching learning environment.