Cardenden Primary School

  • Primary School

Cardenden Primary School Carden Avenue Cardenden Lochgelly Fife KY5 0EW

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Opening times

8.15-8.45am-Breakfast Club 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday


Cardenden is a large village in Fife.  Our school was newly built and opened in August 2010 following the unexpected closure of our original school building in October 2008 due to structural concerns.

The school has 8 classrooms, an ICT Suite, an assembly hall and a gym hall.  The school is surrounded by extensive school grounds.  We have a number of green features within our new school.  There is a rainwater harvesting system, many energy efficient systems and cycle storage to encourage pupils and staff to cycle to school.

We have developed the use of our playground by installing an Activity Trail and have some area left with long grass and wild flowers to encourage wildlife.

Cardenden Primary has a nursery with up to 40 children each morning and 40 children each afternoon.

The school staff have high expectations of the pupils and work hard to provide an appropriate and stimulating education for all children.  Our main aim is to challenge and encourage all our children to achieve their best and reach their full potential. Our school values ar Care, Ambition and Respect.Our school motto is We Do Our Best.

Parents play a crucial role in the life of the school.  Parents are welcomed at every opportunity to discuss issues relating to their child. We encourage parents to use their skills and talents to volunteer in school. Parents assist with classroom activities, outdoor learning and eco work. We have an active Parent Council who contribute to the school.Our chairperson is Miss Emma McIntyre and secretary is Lynsey Scott. Sam Drysdale is our Treasurer.

We have a number of Before/After School Clubs which run throughout the year. See separate page for details.