Pitlessie Primary School
- Primary School
Monday - Friday 9.00-3.10
We are a country school set amongst farmland that lies in the fertile Eden Valley. Most of our children come from the village of Pitlessie and its environs, extending to the Howe of Fife in the North and Cults Hill to the South.
There has been a school here since 1860 and before then, a Dame School. Our logbooks show that once we held 120 pupils, now we have 29.
This session, we have two classes P1 – 3 and P4 – 7 and in addition to their classrooms, we have a library/general purpose room and a dining/music/general purpose room. PE and Drama are taken in the nearby village hall, hockey, football and sports in the village park and swimming in Cupar Swimming Pool.
We have a tarmac covered playground to the front and rear of the school and a walled 'secret' garden' which the children maintain and plant as part of the Eco Schools initiative.
We aim to provide an environment in which the children reach a very high standard of education and width of educational experience through which they can learn the skills necessary to become independent workers and thinkers. To this end, we have a Pupil Council to advise and recommend, many sporting trips, and visits to Ardroy Outdoor Centre, community activities – concerts, services, gardening scheme, litter picks, etc. We have after school clubs – gardening, Busy Fingers (craft), football training and Book Club. We have breakfast at school twice each week which is largely organised by the children themselves. We have visiting teachers of Art, Music, Drama and PE, and a visiting Learning Support teacher. Some children have weekly guitar lessons.
We are fortunate in having a Parent Council (Parents' Voice) which shows the children by example the value of community effort. The Parents' Voice organises a wide variety of fundraising and fun events enjoyed by the whole village. They also raise items of concern about the school or the children. The Parent Council is an invaluable asset to the school. Volunteers from the village, many of them parents, help with the library, sport, group work, reading, craft, cycling proficiency training etc.
The children, teachers and parents here work closely together to devise individual targets and then help support the children to reach them.
We are always delighted to receive visitors and discuss any aspects of our school.