Shuttlewood school demolished

In early 2021 we looked at the Shuttlewood schools complex noting that the former senior school of 1907 was to be demolished. It’s perhaps worth noting, then, that this school building has, in fact, been knocked down over the last few weeks.

The 1907 Shuttlewood Schools before demolition. They were used as a senior school.
The site of the now demolished Shuttlewood schools. To the right is the still operational Brockley Primary and Nursery Schools. Picture taken on 8 November 2022, just following completion of demolition.

Situated on Clowne Road (B6418) near to Bolsover the now demolished building was at the northern part of the schools’ site – the southern part is occupied by Brockley Primary and Nursery School, which is still very much open. This southern part of the complex (opened in 1927) is listed grade II – as a good example of the work of ground-breaking Derbyshire Education Committee architect GH Widows.

The now demolished building was not listed and had not been used for teaching since 2007.

You can find out more about the history of the school buildings by following the link here.