About Our School
Church Drive Primary School is situated in the picturesque village of Port Sunlight which is in the heart of Bebington. It should be noted however that the school’s catchment area extends significantly beyond Port Sunlight Village and this is reflected in the make-up of the school’s pupil population. The school was originally built by the first Lord Leverhulme as part of his model village. Church Drive opened in 1903 as two separate schools catering for Infant and Junior children. Under reorganisation in 1983 the schools were amalgamated to become one 5 - 11 years county primary, coeducational day school.
The school is surrounded by pleasant wooded and grassed areas and is itself a 'listed building' of architectural interest. It has the advantage of being away from the main roads and has the renowned Lady Lever Art Gallery, Village Theatre, Port Sunlight Vision Museum, Christ Church United Reformed Church, boating lake and railway station all within easy walking distance.
The school has been extensively refurbished in recent years and enjoys excellent up-to-date facilities which enhance the quality of education at Church Drive. The new entrance to the school has ensured our welcoming Office Staff are accessible at all times to address any concerns or to obtain information. In the past two years, the school has created a Sanctuary Room and a Medical Room with disabled facilities, and a Before and After School Club opened in September 2016. The school has appointed an Inclusion Manager, whose role and responsibility is to support both pupils and parents/carers. The school offers 30 hour care for children in our Nursery and a ‘Sleeping Room’ was created in September 2017. In May 2019 the school became part of the Oak Trees Multi-Academy Trust, and from September 2019 all catering has become ‘in-house’, provided by our experienced and skilled kitchen team.
Church Drive School adopts the Admissions Policy of Wirral Local Authority. Full details of this policy and other relevant information are contained in the Wirral Authority’s booklet “Admissions for all Primary Schools” which is available from the Local Authority (Hamilton Buildings, Birkenhead), district information offices, public libraries and from school. (See also the Admissions section of our website by clicking here.) Any parents considering sending their children to this school are invited to make an appointment to visit. Any parent wishing to see the Headteacher should telephone the school or write to make an appointment.