Organisation of the
(Interval 10.40 -
The town of Portsoy, serving the town, local rural areas and the village of Sandend
approximately 3 miles away. The school is set back from the main Banff-
The main part of the school dates from the 1800s, but has been added to and modernised in recent years. The school has a restricted tarred area marked out with playground games and a quiet seating area. The front of the school has a seating area, chute and climbing frame for Early Years and monkey bars and a climbing frame for older children.
The school's current roll is 179 in total which includes 30 pupils in nursery.
Portsoy School provides education for children aged 3 -
Portsoy Primary School has 6 classes ranging from P1 -
Our Active Schools Coordinator provides a range of additional active and sporting activities for the children.
In addition to our 6 full-
Portsoy School is part of the Banff Cluster, liasing and working co-
Community links are a valued part of school life. The school has formed many links with groups and organisations within the community. The 75 Club, The Thrift Shop and The Top Up Fund have provided a great deal of support in the form of funding to enable the school to purchase reading books, resources and classroom furniture.
The children and the school have also been heavily involved in the annual Traditional Boat Festival, Folk Festival, Boat Building Project and Salmon Bothy events. Through interdisciplinary activities children have also made links with McRae Court Sheltered Housing, Durnhythe Care Home, Seafield Estates and Forest Ranger. The school has connections with the emergency services, social services and the community library.
Devolved budgets are managed in accordance with authority guidelines in order to support planned improvements in the school.
The school was last inspected in December 2013. Actions were identified from this inspection and a full copy of this report can be read on the HMIe website www.hmie.gov.uk.
The school is accredited at commended level as a Health Promoting School, a Bronze Eco School Award and Rights Respecting Schools Record of Commitment (ROC).