Priory Primary School

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Priory Primary School
Motto Believe in yourself
Established 1932
Type Community primary
Headteacher Mrs Craig
Location Limes Road
West Midlands
55°01′08″N 1°25′33″W / 55.01902°N 1.42579°W / 55.01902; -1.42579Coordinates: 55°01′08″N 1°25′33″W / 55.01902°N 1.42579°W / 55.01902; -1.42579
Local authority Dudley
DfE URN 103831 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 520
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–11
Website Priory Primary School

Priory Primary School is a primary school located on the Priory Estate in Dudley, West Midlands, England. It includes a nursery unit, and is open to pupils aged from 3 to 11 years.[1]

It was opened on 1 October 1930 as a temporary 5-7 infant school in Priory Hall, relocating on 19 October 1932 to the permanent site on Limes Road, to serve the surrounding Priory Estate, which was in the early stages of development at this time. Lady Astor opened a nursery unit on 8 March 1938, the first of its kind in the Dudley area, with most local schools not following suit until the 1970s and some still lacking such facilities to this day. The junior school, opened later in 1938, was the final phase.

In September 1972, the infant school became a 5-8 first school and the junior school became an 8-12 middle school. The two schools merged to form a single primary school in September 1985, with the first and middle departments reverting to infant and junior from September 1990 when the secondary transfer age was reverted to 11.

The nursery unit was replaced in the early 1990s and the old building demolished to make way for a development of new private starter homes. The current nursery building also incorporates a children's centre.

The school is most famous for being the former school of the late Duncan Edwards, the former Manchester United and England footballer. He attended the school from 1941 to 1948, and died aged 21 as a result of the Munich air disaster in 1958.[2]


  1. ^ "UK Schools Directgov". UK Schools Directgov. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Duncan Edwards - 50 years on". Dudley News. Retrieved 31 January 2014.

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