Maxwellton Primary School and nursery class is a non-denominational school situated in the Calderwood area of East Kilbride. The original school was opened in 1957 and, as part of South Lanarkshire’s Schools Modernisation Programme, our new building was opened in October 2013.
We share a fully integrated building with Greenburn School which caters for 60 pupils who have specific learning difficulties and inclusion is at the heart of how we live and work together.
Throughout the life and work of the school, we promote strong positive relationships and foster an ethos which encourages everyone to respect themselves and each other.
Maxwellton Primary aims to provide an education for all learners that helps them to become Successful Learners, Effective Contributors, Responsible Citizens and Confident Individuals. We support learners to develop a strong sense of values and foster in them the skills they need for learning, for work and for life.
Encouraging every child to meet their full potential is at the heart of everything we do in Maxwellton and we aim to ensure that all our children are nurtured, safe, active, healthy, achieving, included, respected and responsible.
Maxwellton is a welcoming, caring and inclusive environment where the staff team strives to provide a challenging and motivating learning environment, promoting positive attitudes, self esteem and self confidence in all our children.
We work hard to ensure that our children continue to progress, achieve and attain to the best of their abilities.
Partnership with parents and the wider community is an important feature of the learning and teaching process in Maxwellton and we aim to conduct our business with impartiality, integrity, fairness, tolerance and mutual respect.
We provide a range of extracurricular activities which include Netball, Football, Athletics, Handball, Coding, K’nex and games club as a variety of short-term activities throughout the year for a variety of age groups. We participate in a variety of local sporting and creative events. We will support and encourage healthy lifestyle choices and look for opportunities to raise awareness of this and endeavour to promote and support wider achievements both in and beyond school.
We have a Pupil Council, an Eco Committee, a Rights Respecting Schools Group. We give our pupils opportunities to take on roles and responsibilities and listen to their voices.
We strongly believe that every child matters.
South Lanarkshire Council is the fifth largest authority in Scotland. It covers the following main areas; Clydesdale in the south which features extensive rural areas, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre and Uddingston to the north as well as the towns of East Kilbride and Hamilton.
The Council’s Plan Connect sets out the Council’s vision which is, “to improve the quality of life for all within South Lanarkshire”.
For Education Resources this means delivering services of the highest quality as well as striving to narrow the gap. It is about continually improving the services for everyone at the same time as giving priority to children, young people, families and communities in most need. The priorities for schools and services are set out in the Education Resources Plan which confirms the commitment to provide better learning opportunities and outcomes for children and young people