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Primary

Welcome to Breadalbane Academy Primary.  There are approximately 200 pupils in our primary school, who join pupils from our associate primaries when they move up to our secondary at the end of P7.

Our primary department is an exciting learning environment full of curious children and enthusiastic teachers. Assessments demonstrate that our young people perform strongly in the core skills of literacy and numeracy which lay a strong foundation for their time in the secondary.

We work very hard to keep our pupils actively engaged in their learning and try to offer them a wide range of experience beyond the traditional primary curriculum.  In 2018 the school was a finalist in the Scottish Education Awards which was in part due to the innovative work our primary has been doing on STEM teaching.  The primary was also recently commended by a visiting local authority team on the quality of our outdoor learning.

In session 2019/20 we will have 7 classes covering the years P1 to P7, as well as two Gaelic Medium composite classes (P1-3 and P4-7).  The primary also has a Nurture Base and an Enhanced Support Class (the Sky Room) which offer alternative learning environments for pupils who may benefit from these.

The primary department is led by Mrs Vicky Marshall, Depute Headteacher, who is currently supported by Mrs Donna Jenkins, Acting-Principal Teacher.

Breadalbane Academy Primary Department
Structuring Classes in Primary Schools in Perth & Kinross

Uniform

Black skirts and trousers for all primary pupils

Primary 1 – Primary 3 will retain the blue polo shirts and navy sweatshirts with school logo. There will be an option to wear a white shirt and black tie with house stripe. A cardigan option will be offered for girls.

Primary 4 – Primary 7 will change to white shirts and black ties with house stripe and logos. These have been ordered and will hopefully be available at the end of the holidays from the school reception. Black round neck or V-neck jumpers with school logo. A cardigan option will be offered for girls.

Gym T-shirts to be included in house colours with school house on the back.

The option to purchase a school jacket will be included.

School ties can be purchased from campus reception as can reading bags. Other items of school uniform can be ordered from www.grandtullylogos.com

Transfer of Pupils from Primary to Secondary

Our aim is to ensure the smooth personal, social and emotional transfer of pupils from primary to secondary. Effective transfer of information regarding pupils progress in areas of Personal and Social Development, Mathematics, Language (French) is also a requirement. This ensures progression and continuity in all aspects of the child’s development and learning.

The process is based on a partnership between pupils, primary staff, secondary staff, and parents and will consider the needs and requirements of all.

Parents will be encouraged to comment on any issues relating to their child’s transfer which will enhance the transition e.g. any special factors which need to be considered when classes are being formed.

2019/2020 Primary Bell Times

Start of Primary Day9:00am
Playtime Starts10:50am
Playtime Ends11:05am
Lunch12:00pm
Toilet Bell12:50pm
Afternoon Bell1:00pm
Playtime Starts2:20pm
Playtime Ends2:35pm
End of Primary Day3:30pm