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Springvale School was founded by Rev. Canon Robert Grinham and Maurice Carver in 1952 , as a second Anglican Junior Boys School in Marondera. In 1949, 1000 acres of land was bought  for £2 an acre and this was the beginnings for the growth of the Peterhouse Group of Schools.

The first boys arrived in May 1952 under the Headship of Robert Grinham who duly retired in 1956, having been the guiding spirit and force behind the school's opening.

After closing down temporarily in 1979 because of the war and the subsequent dwindling numbers, the school reopened as Springvale House in 1985 as a co-educational establishment with 93 children, in what was originally the Junior Block, with founder Headmaster Mr Jon Calderwood.

Springvale House is co-educational catering for approximately 225 children from the ages of 6 to 12 years of age. Approximately 70% of the pupils are weekly boarders and the rest are day scholars. Classes range from Grade 1 through to Grade 7.

lt is an Independent Junior School which is also a member of the Conference of Heads of Independent Schools of Zimbabwe (CHISZ)  and the Association of Trust Schools (ATS)


The school shares the same grounds and facilities as Peterhouse Girls, on an estate of some 1200 acres, north of the main Harare-Mutare road, about 11 kilometres east of Marondera.

Mr Graham Peebles joined Springvale House in 1986 and after 6 years became Headmaster.  Graham retired at the end of 2019 after 33 years of service - 27 of which as Headmaster.  

Mr Paul Martin joined Springvale House in January 2020 as Headmaster. 


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