About Junior School
The Junior School is housed on a spacious and leafy campus at Knockbuckle Road next to Birkmyre Park. The older building, Shalott, is a magnificent William Leiper house, fully refurbished and modernised and the Graham Building, which was opened in 2001, is a superb purpose-built block with flexible classroom accommodation for Junior 3 to 6. New Nursery accomodation was built in 2011 for our pre-school children.
The current school roll is just over 730 with 380 pupils in Junior School.
The Nursery class has up to 14 children and Preparatory has up to 24 children.
There are two classes of twenty-four in each year group from Junior 1 to 6. A thorough grounding in English and Mathematics is provided; in addition the children also study Social Studies, Expressive Arts, Religion and Moral Education, Health and Well-being. Specialist staff teach French, Music, Drama and Physical Education from Prep and Art from Junior 5. Each class uses interactive whiteboards and has access to laptops.
We actively work with parents by encouraging them to help out on school trips and visit the classrooms during active learning sessions. Information Evenings are held at the beginning of the school year to allow parents the opportunity to meet the class teacher and to see the classroom. Reports are issued twice yearly and there are two Parents’ Evenings annually. We also hold monthly coffee afternoons at which parents can chat to the Head and Depute of Junior School on a more informal basis. These are held on the last Friday of each month from 3.00-3.30pm in the Livingstone Hall. There are plenty of other opportunities for parents and grandparents to see what we're up to - there are special assemblies, the Infant Christmas Celebration and the Junior 4-6 biennial concert.