School Information

School Information

St Brendan’s Primary is a Roman Catholic denominational school, at present we currently cater for 220 pupils , across 9 classes covering all primary years from Primary 1-Primary 7 on a co-educational basis.

The school is located at the following address:

St Brendan’s Primary School

Clyde Campus

200 Hawick Street

Glasgow G13 4HG

Phone: 0141 952 1222

Email: headteacher@st-brendans-pri.glasgow.sch.uk

Further information about schools can be accessed online via the Glasgow City Council website.

Present Roll: 220              Maximum working capacity: 300

Parents should note that the working capacity of the school may vary dependent upon the number of pupils at each stage and the way in which the classes are organised.

St Brendan’s PS  part of the St Thomas Aquinas and Notre  Dame Learning Community.

School Building

We moved into our new building in August 2017.   We are now part of the Clyde Campus , we continue to seek opportunities to work in partnership with both  Clyde Primary  and Yokerburn

Clyde Campus is a No Smoking Zone.  This includes the main building and areas including playgrounds and car parks.

Dogs are also not permitted within the school grounds.

Facilities are available. The use of the dining room, gymnasium, dance studios and changing rooms may be obtained by applying for a let hall. Applications for the use of these should be made to Glasgow City Council, School Letting Section, and can be contacted on : 0141 302 2817

School Hours

Monday- Friday   08.45 – Soft start all pupils can come into school.

School start         9.00am   *Breakfast Club starts at 8.00- 8.45 am

Interval                 10.45 – 11.00am ( please bring healthy snack )

Lunchtime           12.15pm- 1.00pm

Close                    3.00pm

There is no afternoon interval .

School Roll

Our school has a roll of 220 pupils. We currently have 9 classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7. Some classes comprise of single year groups and others are composite classes.

At present our stages classes are – P1/ P2/1/ P3/2/P3/P4// P5/ P6 / P 7/6 and P7.

Composite Classes

There are times when the distribution of children over the various stages of the school requires the formation of composite classes.  This is where children from two stages of the school come together to form one class. Primary teachers are trained to teach children in differentiated ability groups.  Consequently, composite classes, operate in the same way as single stage classes and allow children to study at their own level.

The following class size guidelines set by the Scottish Government apply:

P1 maximum 25 pupils                                   P2-3 maximum 30 pupils

P4-7 maximum 33 pupils                               Composite classes maximum 25 pupils

Enrolment

Please ensure you live in our catchment area before contacting the school regarding enrolment.  You can check your address here.  Children must be living in Glasgow at the address provided before enrolment can take place as we are unable to hold spaces.  Proof of address will be required at time of enrolment e.g. Council Tax bill, Mortgage/Rental Agreement.

If you do not live in our catchment area you can apply for a Placing Request.  Details of how to do this can be found here.

Primary 1 Registration

. An update is placed in local newspapers and parents are advised to consult the school regarding details. The school will also display information in  St Brendan’s Parish Church, local library, nurseries and shops . Welcome events are organised to allow parents to come into school and find out about our school and also enjoy a tour of the building.

Enrolment forms should be completed online using the Glasgow City Council website www.glasgow.gov.uk.

We  have a transition programme in place  for all children entering  Primary 1 in August .   Our staff   Depute Head Teacher and Principal Teacher visit as many nurseries as possible to meet and get to know the children . Close liaison between pre school establishments and St Brendan’s ensures a positive successful transition for the children to primary school.

In May, we will invite you and your child into school for two indication sessions when the children will meet the Primary 1 class teachers and spend time in the Primary 1 classrooms and play stations. Parents and carers will meet with the school staff r and other partners and learn more about the arrangements for starting school and how best to support your child get ready for their first year at Primary.

An informal coffee morning will be held in August to enable parents of Primary 1 children to get to know each other and meet members of the Parent Council. Parents are invited to a Curriculum Informations Session to learn more about learning and teaching in Primary 1. Parents are invited to a “Welcome afternoon “ where you can spend time with your child in their classroom.

Additionally,  staff  will be available throughout the year to discuss any matters

Transfer from Primary School to Secondary School

St Brendan’s have a very effective transition programme with St Thomas Aquinas .   Our P7 teacher  attends monthly meetings with the Learning Community regarding the P7 transition . In addition to the 3 days visits in May , some of our pupils may require additional visits and this is organised through St Thomas Aquinas Stars Programme .

Pupils are normally transferred between the ages of 11 1/2 and 12 1/2 so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least four years of secondary education.

The secondary school to which pupils normally transfer is :

St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School

112 Mitre Road

Glasgow G14 7JW

Telephone – 0141 582 0280

Headteacher :  Mrs Clare McInally

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