Our School

Welcome to Currie Primary School

currie badgeCurrie 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:

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 P4-P7 are serving on one of our 10 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!

Sally Hourston

Head Teacher

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School Aims

Currie Primary School exists to enable our pupils to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

To achieve our vision, we aim to do this:
1. By delivering a varied, stimulating, active and relevant curriculum encouraging creativity, enthusiasm for, resilience to and motivation for life long learning, ensuring every pupil reaches their full potential and the highest standards of attainment possible.
2. Through a positive ethos, we build on and promote confidence and self esteem, recognising and celebrating the wider achievements of our pupils.
3. Through nurturing self respect, respect for others, for the local community and wider environment we enable our pupils to live and work, now and in the future, in a sustainable world.
4. Through building strong partnerships with parents, carers and our professional partners we create opportunities for and encourage our pupils to make informed choices enabling them to be active and responsible participants in our school, in the local area and within the wider world, appreciating the diversity within our communities.
5. By being a health promoting school we encourage and promote the health of the whole child – physical, emotional and social health and well-being.

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