Bronze Age Burial Chamber

Today (26.01.18) we went outside to meet some archaeologists and they taught us the history of the island and shown us a tool called a peat corer it is used to dig up mud and then we inspect it to find out how old it is. Then we walked over to a bronze age grave and there we learnt how are lives different years ago and what things were made of.

By Donnie P5

Archaeologist Visit to Breasclete

On Friday the 26th of January we met an archaeologist that was talking about what was under the ground about 5000 years ago. After that we went across the road and we saw a pile of circular stones which was a Bronze Age burial chamber and the archaeologist said that this is where ancient people would put the remains of dead people and their ashes. He was also talking about how old the Callanish stones were.

By Josh P7

School Uniform/Eideadh Sgoile

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar’s policy is that pupils attending schools within the Western Isles shall wear school uniform. We support that policy and encourage Sgoil Bhreascleit pupils to wear their school uniform. On the days that pupils have PE they may wear dark jogging trousers, dark shorts, a school polo shirt and gym shoes. It is important that parents label their children’s clothing so that any items can be returned immediately. As the weather can be wet and windy, all children should bring a jacket to school. Sweatshirts, pullovers, cardigans, ties and fleeces can be purchased through the school.

Based on parental income, some families may be eligible for a clothing grant from the Education Authority. Application forms, which must be  submitted annually, are available from the school office or Education and Children’s Services Department.


On the days that pupils have PE they may wear dark jogging trousers, dark shorts, a school polo shirt and gym shoes. It is important that  parents label their children’s clothing.

Pupils will have PE on different days and each class teacher will inform you when the P.E. kit is required.







Enrolment / Clarachadh

Parents wishing to enrol their children are welcome to visit the school. They should telephone the school to arrange a time for their visit. Parents of children who are 5 years old before the end of the following February may enrol them for entry into primary one in August. Enrolment week is advertised in the Stornoway Gazette and we also display notices in the Sgoil Araich, the local newsletter and in the Community Centre.

Parents should come to school to complete an enrolment form and bring the child’s birth certificate. Enrolment forms are available at the school office.

Parents wishing to apply for a place at a school other than the local primary school should apply in writing to:


Louise Smith, Principal Officer Administration & Staffing

Education and Children’s Services Dept, Sandwick Road

Stornoway, HS1 2BW


(Indicating the name of the school that they wish their child to attend.)


Standards and Quality and Improvement Plan (SQIP)

Standards and Quality and Improvement Plan (SQIP)


The Scottish Government recommended this year that all schools combine the two documents—Standards and Quality Report and the School Improvement Plan—into one document.

The purpose of the annual SQIP is to report on the main achievements over the last school year and to bring about further improvement to the learning experiences and achievements of pupils. Improvement planning involves  identifying what is good about a school, deciding how good a school can be and identifying the best way forward.

Sgoil Bhreascleit publishes the report which identifies strengths and areas for improvement in June of each year. The report forms the basis of the  Improvement Plan.

We value the contribution that parents and the wider community make to the life of the school and include them in any self evaluation processes that then inform and/or support our improvement plan.

The plan is made available to all parents.


Policies at Sgoil Bhreascleit

School policies are listed below. Please contact the school office if you wish to view any of the policies.

Local authority policies may be viewed at:

  • GIRFEC – Getting It Right For Every Child
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Most Able Children
  • Anti-Bullying and Equalities
  • Support for Bereavement
  • Care and Welfare
  • Child Protection
  • Health and Safety
  • Inclusion
  • Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • Dress Code
  • Pupil Participation
  • Children Missing from Education
  • Home to School Transport
  • Disruption to Education on Account of Bad Weather
  • Parental Involvement Strategy
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Gaelic
  • Science
  • Expressive Arts
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Religious and Moral Education
  • Religious Observance in Eilean Siar Schools
  • Technologies
  • Citizenship
  • Homework
  • The Use of Information & Communications Technology in Learning & Teaching in Schools
  • E-safety and Acceptable Use of Communication Technology in Schools


Comhairle nan Sgoilearan/Pupil Council

The Role of the Pupil Council

Pupil Council:
Pupil council meet every fortnight to discuss the ideas, decide on the most effective ways to change and improve the school and then talk to the people who can help to make it happen.
Pupil council regularly share news and information about new initiatives and the important things which are achieved.

Together we can help Sgoil Bhreascleit to continue to grow and succeed.

Sgoil Bhreascleit Council Constitution

Pupil council needs a constitution because it will:
•    Provide everyone with a clear statement of purpose
•    Set out the rules and procedures to make sure Pupil Council runs effectively and successfully
•    Provide clear guidelines for anyone joining pupil council

1.    To allow the children at Sgoil Bhreascleit to have a voice
2.    To help the school and community be a better place
3.    To help to improve learning in the school
4.    To raise funds for the school

Pupil council will be made up of representatives from Primary 1-7.
Each class has at least one representative who attends meetings and gives feedback.
Each house team will be given an opportunity to be a member of the pupil council for a term.

Elections will be run without prejudice or discrimination.
Any class member is entitled to run for Chair Person of the committee and the decision in each class will be made by a secret ballot.

Once elected on to Pupil Council as board members, children will be able to apply for specific job roles within the organisation.
These are as follows:
•    Chair person
•    Vice Chair Person
•    Secretary

These roles will be elected for each new committee.
Job roles and responsibilities will be shared with all Pupil Council members at the beginning of of each term.