The name Shelfield derives from the Anglo Saxon Skelfeld for sloping ground or field (J.T.Gould)
Greenfield Primary is in Shelfield, with 292 pupils in January 07. High Heath in Shelfield is home to the Shelfield Community Academy, which went through a 6 million pound refurbishment in 2002. It has recently been turned into an Academy funded by the Ormiston Academies Trust. Shelfield Community Academy Shelfield is also home to St Francis, Catholic Primary School which is located adjacent to the Catholic Church.
Shelfield Sports and community college changed its title to Shelfield Community Academy in January 2009, and are now undergoing more refurbishment to end in the first week in August 2011.
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