Pittenweem Primary School

  • Primary School

Pittenweem Primary James Street Pittenweem Anstruther Fife KY10 2QN

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Opening times

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 4.00


Pittenweem Primary School serves the village of Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife and the surrounding rural area. It was built in 1913 and commands a central position in the famous fishing community. There are also strong agricultural and historical connections.

The school has nursery provision, taking children from 3 years old. After completing nursery and primary education, the majority of our pupils transfer to Waid Academy in Anstruther. Waid Academy’s catchment area includes, Colinsburgh, Elie, St Monan’s, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail.

In November 2004, the school was given listed building recognition by Historic Scotland.

The main school building is well maintained and houses 7 classrooms including the nursery. There is a main central hall used for a variety of activities including physical education and weekly assemblies. In addition to this the school has a library, ICT suite, main office, Headteacher’s office, kitchen and dining hall. The hutted accommodation in the school grounds houses P1/2 and has integral toilets and cloakrooms.

Play areas include grass and hard surfaced areas and there is an extensive grassed area which can be accessed by staff when necessary. There is a purpose built play area for nursery children. In recent years, some areas of the playground have been developed to extend teaching and learning beyond the confines of the school building.

The school encourages and promotes the involvement of parents and has good links with the local community, which are constantly being reviewed and improved. Parents play a crucial role in the life of this school. The school fosters an open door policy and parents are welcomed at every opportunity. The School Board is very supportive and works closely with the school and parents. The Parent Forum is in the process of developing the Parent Council which will replace the School Board next session. Our PTA supports the school well and has organised many successful fund raising and social events throughout the session.

Pupils are represented through the Pupil Council which meets regularly with the Headteacher to discuss issues raised by the pupils or to provide pupil perspective on issues brought up by the Headteacher.

Extra curricular activities on offer to pupils this session included Netball, Football, Eco-Club and Computing. Some of these clubs were supported by Out of School Hours Learning; others were run on a voluntary basis by members of staff.

In addition to the above, a Breakfast Club is available to parents who wish to pay for out of school care before the school day.

Primary 7 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a week-long residential outdoor activity programme at Broomlee in West Linton during May.