A little of our history

Holy Trinity Church of England Aided Primary School was opened in 1980, when the village school at Great Cheverell joined with that in Erlestoke. We serve the villages of Great Cheverell, Little Cheverell, Erlestoke and Coulston though many children come to our school from outside this catchment area.

In September 2011, we became a stand-alone academy – the first primary school in the Diocese of Salisbury to take this step, and one of the first in Wiltshire. We were allowed to take this step because of our Outstanding Ofsted that had been sustained for many years. This new status allows us to have greater freedom over the curriculum and over our finances so that we can make best provision for the children in our school.

We have a modern, attractive and well-designed building set in beautiful landscaped grounds overlooking Salisbury plain. In 1995 a permanent two-classroom extension was added to the school. In 1998 the staff room was extended and the headteacher’s office was added.

In 2006 we remodelled the entrance area and in 2008 built on a larger staffroom and remodelled the existing staff room to provide a small group teaching area. At present, we have 5 classes, all split between two age groups.

Our field, playground and the play equipment are wonderful and much enjoyed by the children. We have an outdoor reflection area, an outdoor theatre, a space rocket and a pirate ship as well as a willow den. We have a little area of woodland at the far end of our field, called Bluebell wood, and the children are enjoying looking after this habitat and taking part in Forest School activities.