Alder Coppice Primary School was built in 1967 and is situated in a pleasant part of Sedgley about a mile north-west of the town centre on the Northway Estate.
It was originally two separate infant and junior schools (5–7 and 7–11 respectively), with a nursery unit being added in the 1970s around the same time that the infant and junior schools became first and middle schools in September 1972. However, the first and middle schools merged to form a primary school in September 1988, and the two departments reverted to infant and junior in September 1990 when the age of secondary transfer was reduced from 12 to 11.
Alder Coppice Primary School is a two form entry primary school and nursery with a standard admission number of 60 children. The School is over-subscribed and there are currently 500 children on roll.
The School is a Foundation School, having previously been Grant Maintained, and is within the Dudley Local Authority.
The School is accommodated in two buildings, separated by an internal service road. Both buildings have a hall, a library and offices. The Lower School building consists of the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classes and two meeting rooms. The Upper School building houses all of the Key Stage 2 classes and the Staff Room. There are also two mobile classrooms and spacious grounds which contain four play areas and a playing field.