Grove Vale Primary School was formed by the amalgamation of junior and infant children in September 1985 and is a co-educational, Primary day school for pupils aged 4 - 11 years. The school is non-denominational. This means that some of our facilities, such as two halls, T.V. room, swimming pool and ICT suite are rather special.
We have 14 classrooms and 2 mobile classrooms. Not all of our rooms are permanently used by classes; therefore we have set some aside for special purposes. These purposes include a Music Room, Library, Resources Room, Games Equipment Store and a room used by the Parents Association. One of the mobile classrooms has been loaned for use as a Playgroup.
The School is situated in Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr. The buildings were erected in 1961 on a newly developed housing estate. The architect chose to build the School into a hillside. Because of the contours there are many steps around the school as classrooms are built on different levels. The classrooms are mostly built in pairs, with toilet facilities for the children shared between 2 classes.
The area surrounding the School is pleasant, with well-kept housing facing the School and a park behind.