Currie Primary is a school on the south west of the city of Edinburgh. We currently have 2 nursery classes and 14 classes in the main school. Our school role is growing and is currently at 374.
Currie Primary was officially opened in 2008 following the amalgamation of Curriehill and Riccarton Primary Schools. We have 15 classrooms, a large nursery, music/drama room, 2 halls, library, staff base, 2 meeting rooms, 4 offices and a staff room. Our large playground is a mixture of grass and tarmac.
We are a very active Eco school. We achieved our second Green Flag in August 2013 and in June 2013 gained level 2 accreditation in the RHS benchmark scheme to get schools gardening. We have achieved Health Promoting Schools Level 2 status. We are currently working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.
Currie Primary is a non-denominational school. We do however visit Currie Kirk and welcome their minister to our assemblies during the year. Assemblies take place this year on a Monday morning. Religious observance is planned as follows:
29 September 2014 – Harvest Thanksgiving
27 October – Divali
17 November 2014 – Good Samaratan
18 December 2014 – Christmas
23 February 2015 – Lent
1 April 2015 – Easter
At Currie Primary School achievement is as important to us as attainment and we provide our pupils with a very rich and balanced curriculum across all areas. All pupils are encouraged to do and be the best they can be. Pupil voice is very important to us and this session all of our pupils from P1-P7 are serving on one of our 13 different Pupil Council groups which meet monthly. Almost all staff are involved in working with these groups.
We value a positive relationship with our parents and fully believe education is a shared responsibility. We developed PLP’s to share learning with parents and encourage parents to work with us in a variety of ways – working alongside us in classes, parent appointments, through assemblies, open afternoons/evenings, trips etc. We have an active PTA and Parent Council who meet regularly. They work closely with us to ensure that the school is supported in many ways.
We pride ourselves on the ethos in Currie Primary School. Many visitors have commented on the warm welcome they receive and on the friendly atmosphere in the school. We believe that everyone, whatever their position or job in school, contributes to a very successful team. If you have any questions about our school we will be happy to answer them!