Education.

Staffordshire County Council is the local education authority and their offices are based at Tipping Street, Stafford. Tel: 01785 223132.

Pre-School and Playgroups etc.

Several pre-school playgroups are run in the Parish and details of these, together with information on other organisations and activities operating in the Parish, are available from the Clerk or the Assistant (Tel: 01902 850809)

Further information is available in the Children's Groups and Youth Activities section

Noah’s Ark Nursery

The Old School, Wharf Lane, Brewood.  Tel: 01902 851243
Manager: Stephanie Burns     Home Tel: 01902 850571
The nursery opened in 2003 and takes children from 2 years old up to school age from Brewood and a number of neighbouring villages. It is a small, friendly and caring nursery run by fully qualified staff and is subject to regular Ofsted inspections.  Morning and/or afternoon sessions are provided from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 12.30 pm to 3.15 pm. The nursery is in the grounds of the St Mary’s RC Primary School but is not exclusively linked to the school. Outside play facilities are available in a safe environment. As well as traditional activities and learning aids, an early introduction to languages is provided through teaching simple words and phrases in French and Spanish.

Bishop's Wood Pre-School Playgroup

Bishop's Wood Village Hall on Wednesdays during the school term at 10.00am.

St John's Out of School Care

Bishop's Wood. Provides a breakfast club and after school care for 3 to 13 year olds. More details available on the St John's Website

St John's Nursery

Bishop's Wood. For children from 2 years of age. More details available on the St John's Website

Peter Pan Playgroup

Coven Memorial Hall. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.00am to 11.50am (term-time only). Contact: Janice Horton, 0758 2911894.

See also: St Dominic's (below)

Primary Schools

St Mary & St Chad’s CE First School

Newport Street, Brewood.  Tel: 01902 850373 

Website:  www.st-mary-st-chad.staffs.sch.uk     E-mail:  office@st-mary-st-chad.staffs.sch.uk

A small modern school for pupils ranging from rising 5 to 9 years. Our mission statement states “St Mary and St Chad C.E. (VC) First School seeks, within a caring and supportive Christian environment, to develop the full potential of all its pupils whilst nurturing strong links between the school, home and wider community.”

“The pupils and parents hold this school in high regard. The school is inclusive and, through effective teaching, a good curriculum and strong leadership and management, provides well for its pupils.” Ofsted Report 2004.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Wharf Lane, Brewood. Tel: 01902 850261

Website:  www.stmaryscatholicprimarybrewood.org.uk/  

E-mail:  office@st-marys-brewood.staffs.sch.uk 

“St Mary’s is a small school set in a beautiful rural location. Maintaining traditional charm with modern facilities we offer an excellent education within a family setting for all children from the surrounding areas ranging in age from rising 5 to 11 years. We welcome visits to the school by prospective pupils and their parents / carers and would be pleased to show you the school we are all so proud of.”

St Dominic's School

Bargate Street, Brewood, Staffordshire.  Tel: 01902 850248

St Dominic’s School is the leading independent girls’ school in Staffordshire, and provides superior education to girls aged 2-16 and boys aged 2-7.

Situated in an extensive campus within a beautiful rural setting, the school is conveniently located for access from Stafford, Telford and Wolverhampton areas, and has its own fleet of mini buses providing a comprehensive bus service with a number of flexible routes.  

St Dominic’s mission statement is “Growth in mind, body and spirit” and this belief in the development of the ‘whole person’, including each child’s spiritual, physical and moral well-being as well as academic progress, is at the heart of the school.  The school achieves consistent GCSE success and has a record 100% pass rates at GCSE for six consecutive years, despite the non-academic selective admissions policy.  Scholarships are offered each year at Key Stages 3 and 4 in Music, Drama, Sport and Academic Excellence. 

St Dominic’s also provides an all-inclusive extended day facility for all pupils of all abilities, to enable students to extend and enhance the curriculum in a challenging, exciting and fun way. The programme is changed every half term and includes activities such as Duke of Edinburgh Award, Spanish, Fencing, Gymnastics, Tennis Coaching, Japanese, Freestyle Dance, Music, Computer Club, Chess and Table Tennis, to name but a few.

Website: http://www.st-dominics-brewood.co.uk/

St Paul's CE First School

School Lane, Coven. Tel: 01902 790253.

E-mail: headteacher@st-pauls-coven.staffs.sch.uk

A small school built in 1970 to replace the original school building, it is administered by Staffordshire L.E.A. and caters for approximately 250 pupils rising from 5 to 9 years. There is also a nursery provision, for children from 3 years.

St John's CE First School

Whiteoaks Drive, Bishop’s Wood. Tel: 01785 840318

Head Teacher: Mrs Heather Lane. Web site: www.st-johns-bishopswood.staffs.sch.uk

A rural school built in 1969 catering for pupils from rising 5 to 9 years.  “St John's embraces traditional values in a stimulating and creative learning environment. By maintaining small classes we can be sure all children are valued and are able to develop to a high academic standard. The many advantages we can offer include a fully equipped computer suite, interactive whiteboards, foreign languages within the curriculum for all ages and an extensive range of extra curricular activities."

Stretton Lodge

School Lane, Stretton, Nr Brewood, Stafford, ST19  9LJ   Tel: 01902 850568

Kindergarten and Preparatory School for boys and girls aged 2 years to 11 years. 

Website:   www.strettonlodge.com    E-mail:  info@strettonlodge.co.uk

Middle Schools

Brewood CE (C) Middle School

School Road, Brewood, Stafford, ST19  9DSTel: 01902 850266

Website:  www.brewood.staffs.sch.uk    E-mail: office@brewood.staffs.sch.uk

A medium sized school housed in the original Brewood Grammar School which was founded in 1553. The school now caters for pupils in the age range 9 to 13 years. It won a Schools Curriculum Award in 1997 and was praised by Ofsted in 1999 as having ‘a very good ethos for learning with a strong emphasis on high expectations and high standards’

See also: St Dominic's (Above)

Secondary Education

Wolgarston High School

Cannock Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19  5RX  Tel: 01785 355500

Website:  www.wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk      E-mail:    headteacher@wolgarston.staffs.sch.uk

Blessed William Howard RC (A) High School

Rowley Avenue, Stafford, ST17  9AB

Tel: 01785 244236     Website:  www.blessedwilliamhoward.staffs.sch.uk 

See also: St Dominic's (Above)

Adult classes

A number of adult evening classes are held in Brewood, covering a variety of educational and vocational subjects. A prospectus is published each year and this is normally available from the local post office.

Rodbaston College

Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19  5PH.   Tel: 01785 712209

Situated between Brewood and Penkridge, Rodbaston offers a wide variety of both full-time and short courses, Most courses are in agriculture or related subjects but some are aimed at non-agricultural students.
Website:  www.rodbaston.ac.uk   E-mail:   rodenquiries@rodbaston.ac.uk