There has been a school in Nether Alderley since 1620. The first Nether Alderley School (for boys only) was built by the Stanley family and is located at St Mary's, now the parish hall. This was one of the first free schools in the whole of the country!
In 1822 a school was built on the current site by the Stanley family to educate the local girls. This building was extended in 1867 and in 1907 the boys moved over and the school became co-ed.
In 1982 Over Alderley School closed and pupils transferred to Nether Alderley.
The numbers of pupils attending the school has increased over time and the original building has been modified and extended many times.
In 2001, after many years of pupils being taught in mobile classrooms, a brand new teaching block was opened.
" The Eaglet" school magazine, published September 1929.