Kildrum Primary School

About Us

Kildrum Primary is a non-denominational primary school situated in the Kildrum area of Cumbernauld teaching pupils from Primary 1 to 7. There are currently 12 class teachers and three promoted teaching staff in addition to a classroom assistant, additional support needs assistants, clerical staff, janitorial, catering and cleaning staff. Our building is formed over three levels, with 12 classrooms, tutorial room, general purpose room, library and ICT room. We have a gym hall and a main hall which doubles as a dining hall.

We enjoy good relationships with Kildrum Nursery Centre and other associated pre-five establishments in the Cumbernauld area. This ensures a smooth transfer from nursery to primary school. We have a comprehensive transition programme with opportunities for nursery children to visit our school in small groups with other children from their nursery and in larger groups with their parents/carers. There is also an information session held for new parents/carers. School staff visit the children in the familiar nursery setting and we operate a buddy scheme where P6 pupils visit and work with the children in nursery and then support them when they come to school in August.

Similarly, we enjoy good relationships with Cumbernauld Academy and work with staff and parents to ensure a smooth transfer from primary to secondary education. As part of the transfer programme, our pupils take part in a range of activities in between Primary 5 and Primary 7 organised by Cumbernauld Academy staff and parents and staff attend a range of meetings.

Our school actively promotes links with parents/carers in a number of ways. Parents/carers are welcomed into the school throughout the year.

A series of curricular workshops for parents are organised throughout the year. Parents get the chance to meet with staff and look at pupils work at our informal open afternoon in September and to discuss pupil progress at parent’s evenings held in November and March each year. A written report issued at the end of the session gives parents/carers information about their child’s progress and next steps. Parents/carers are kept fully informed of school events and news via newsletters, emails, text, Class Dojo, the school website and Twitter. Parents/carers are invited to class assemblies, school shows and other familiy events throughout the year. We have a Parent Council who support and enhance the work of the schooland work very hard to raise funds for school through a range of fun activities for children and parents.

The school has strong links with the local community. Our school chaplain, from the Salvation Army in Kildrum, leads monthly assemblies in school and our pupils visit the Salvation Army, Kildrum Parish Church and Sacred Heart Church as part of their study of Christianity. We have good links with our school health team and the community police who support our pupils at annual events such as Health Week and also provide talks to pupils at assemblies or in class linked to cross-curricular topics.

Within the school there are many extra curricular activities for pupils.  Our school takes part in a range of local competitions, tournaments and events including carol singing at Christmas, the Rosebowl Netball Tournament, annual skipping and dance festivals at the Tryst Sports Centre, and a schools athletics festival.

Pupils normally transfer from primary to secondary between the ages of 11.5 and 12.5 so that they will have the opportunity to complete at least four years of secondary education. Pupils from Kildrum Primary normally transfer to Cumbernauld Academy.

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