Park Primary School

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Head Teacher: 

Ruth Verner, Acting Head Teacher

Address: 

Kerrera Terrace,
Oban,
Argyll
PA34 5AU

Telephone: 

01631 563941

email: 

Park Primary School is a non-denominational, co-educational school,
situated in Dunollie, in the town of Oban on the west coast of
Scotland. Our school was built in 1973. At the moment we
have 253 pupils. Park is the second largest school in Oban. Miss
Verner is our Acting Head Teacher and Mrs Crowe and Mrs Lane are our Depute
Head Teachers. Our school has ten bright classrooms and a large hall, all on
the one level. At the back of the school there is a tarmac playground, an
all-weather sports pitch and a grass playing field, which is surrounded by
farmland. In the middle of the school we have a quadrangle where there is a
small pond, a vegetable garden and a learning area with tables and benches. At
the front of the school we planted an orchard of apple, pear and plum trees. It
gives us extra outdoor learning space. The grant for our orchard came from
Grounds for Learning. Recently, we have also built an outdoor classroom - a
woodland in our school grounds - with the help of our parents. This is used
regularly by our ELCC and our infant department. We have a specialist teacher
of P.E. along with visiting piping and fiddle instrumental instructors. Our
classes are aided by a Pupil Support Teacher, Pupil Support Assistants,
Additional Support Needs Assistants and Classroom Assistants. In 2019 our
school was awarded its 8th Green flag. This award was the culmination of many
years of hard work and effort on part of the whole school community to ensure
that sustainable education is embedded in the life and work of the whole
school. We are a fully registered Fairtrade School. Fairtrade lunch menu,
fairtrade snacks in the 5-a-day takeaway tuck shop, fairtrade plants in the
school garden and fairtrade stalls at Christmas are just a small part of Fairtrade
education in our school which extends into classroom activities.  In 2013
we had an Early Learning and Childcare Centre added to our school.  We
currently have 18 three to five year olds enjoying the benefits of full-time
pre-school education.  Our ELC pupils make the most of our school grounds
and now spend up to 50% of their time learning outdoors.

 

Additional information: 

Non-denominational
Early Learning and Childcare available

Inspection reports

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You can read and download any inspection reports for this school carried out in the last 5 years, and find out more about the inspection process, on the Education Scotland website.