Parkhill Primary School

  • Primary School

Parkhill Primary School Parkhill Leven Fife KY8 4NP

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Opening times

Morning session       9.00 - 10.40 am 10.55 - 12.35 pm Afternoon session     1.20 - 3.00  pm


  • Catering Facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Hockey Pitch
  • Library

Parkhill Primary was inspected by HMIe in March 2012.

The resulting report showed the school to be of an excellent standard and described the learning and teaching as "sector leading in the country".

The team of inspectors were so impressed that they have asked the school to share aspects of our innovative practice with other educationalists in Scotland.

For details of the HMIe Inspection carried out in March 2012 and to read the full report, please click on the link below.

Parkhill Primary School is situated in the centre of Leven and is one of three Primary Schools serving the town. When the school first opened in 1910 it was an Infant School only and did not cater for all primary school age children until 1957.

In April 2010  the school was extended to include a new teaching wing which was officially opened by Mike Russell, MSP, on the 10th of September of that year. This new building consists of 8 classrooms, a learning centre and a brand new, purpose built PE hall. A selection of meeting rooms and other flexible teaching areas have been incorporated into the new building, as well as office space for administrative and management staff.

The original building reopened in January 2011 following a full refurbishment in keeping with its staus as a listed building. The accommodation comprises four classrooms, IT suite, meeting rooms, dining hall and a "state of the art " kitchen. A controlled entry system operates on all external doors.

The playground was resurfaced in February 2011 and plans are currently being made to enhance the space by adding games markings,seating and a bicycle store. Plans for new railings are currently with Historic Scoland for approval.

The teaching staff consists of Headteacher, Depute Headteacher, 11 Class Teachers, 2 Learning Support Teachers and 5 pupil support staff..

The school aims are:

  • To provide a caring and accessible environment where pupils feel safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active,included, respected and responsible.
  • To offer a broad, balanced programme based on the Curriculum for Excellence to enhance pupil achievement.
  • To work in Partnership with others to enable all learners to reach their potential.
  • To play a positive role in our community by valuing diversity and equality.

The Parent Council meets regularly  and provides valuable support and encouragement to the school community.

There is also a highly active Parent / Staff Association which raises funds for the benefit of the school and pupils.

Parkhill has earned two green Eco Flags for its work  in protecting the environment. Further, school has achieved the status of Health Promoting School for its efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils.

The school undertakes to organise a residential experince for P7 puils on an annual basis. Extra-curricular activities include football, netball, country dancing, aerobic dance and Radiowaves, the online broadcasting club.