Craigrothie Primary School
- Primary School
9 am to 3.05 pm Monday to Friday
Craigrothie Primary School was built in 1833. It is a co-educational, non-denominational school in a delightful rural setting in Craigrothie. It serves the village of Craigrothie, the hamlet of Chance Inn and many outlying farms.
The main building consists of 2 classrooms, a dining area/general purpose room, office accommodation and a corridor linking the two classrooms, used as a quiet study area. Children from our catchment area normally attend Ceres Nursery with which we have developed good liaison. We also have use of the village hall for PE, drama, school concerts, etc. We have a tarmac play area in front of the school and a school garden, which is used in summer months.
Our main aim is to create an ethos with the school environment where pupils, parents and staff work together in partnership to help each pupil reach his potential.
The expressive Arts curriculum is supported by regular visits from Music, Drama, PE and Art Specialists. Currently Woodwind tuition is offered to selected pupils in P6/7. We have the service of a Learning Support Teacher who visits on alternate Mondays for a full day, and regular visits from a teacher from Traveller Education Support.
Currently we do not have a School Board, but our parents are very active in organising many successful social and fundraising events throughout the school session. Our pupils have a strong voice in discussing their concerns and issues.
Our P6 and P7 pupils are offered bi-annually a residential experience at Ardroy Outdoor Centre. Pupils at all stages have opportunities to link with other small schools feeding into BBHS. We make good use of the local environment to support a wide curriculum.
We are pleased to meet with parents who wish to discuss any aspects of their child’s education with us at any time. Parents’ evenings are offered twice a year, as well as open afternoons and opportunities to visit their children’s class.