About Us

Welcome to Abernyte Primary School.

We look forward to working in partnership with you in providing your child with a happy, meaningful and enjoyable learning experience. At Abernyte Primary School we aim to foster a positive attitude towards learning, self-esteem, health and well-being, caring for others and respect for both the school and wider environment. We hope that your child, with the support of the school and you, will benefit from all that the school has to offer in fully developing their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities. Your child should feel welcome, secure and valued in school and we believe this is possible when everyone works together as a team.

Abernyte School was built in 1906 on a pleasant south-facing site overlooking the River Tay. It has two classrooms and a Multi-Purpose Room which functions as a Dining Room / P.E. Hall etc. Adjoining the school is a large playing field which we benefit from during the day and after school it is used for football, hockey, cricket and various other forms of activities organised by children, parents and members of the community. The charming local environment is a rich, easily accessible resource, which is utilised at every opportunity.

Delineated Area

The delineated catchment area is from within a boundary line from Outfield Farm, Balloleys Farm, Dundriven, Little Ballo, Lauriston Cottage Knapp, Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre.

Prospective parents are contacted informally by other parents, who give them an insight into school activities by passing on copies of newsletters etc. and they are invited to come with pre-school pupils to join us at end of term occasions and social and fundraising events.

Prospective parents are very welcome to view the school and its work at a mutually convenient time, by telephoning the Head Teacher for an appointment.

Parents’ Charter

Any parent who resides outwith the delineated area but wishes their child to attend Abernyte Primary School should complete a Placing Request application form, available from school (Tel 01828 686341) or from Education and Children’s Services (Tel 01738 475000). Completed forms should be returned to Education and Children’s Services, Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5DG. Parents will be advised of the outcome of their placing request as per Authority Policy.


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Partnerships with the Church

The school maintains links with Abernyte Church by using the church as a place to deliver different areas of the curriculum eg to celebrate Christian Festivals, to research local history and to encompass the sense of community.We work closely with our local church. The parish minister is our school chaplain. She leads assemblies monthly and works in partnership with us to produce services at key Christian festivals.

Abernyte School in the Community

Abernyte Primary is an integral part of the community and every effort is made to foster these strong links. It is well supported by local people and groups. We aspire to play our part in fostering a good community spirit with our children by taking part in local events, caring for the community and engendering a sense of pride and stewardship of our area. We use the local woods and village as an excellent resource to promote outdoor learning. Our School and Community Notice boards help to keep people informed of forthcoming events.

We have helped keep Abernyte litter free, entertained members of the community, carried on the tradition of administering the Poppy Collection and taken part in Church services. Members of the community speak to the children about their various interests/ jobs etc. The school liaises with the three Perth and Kinross Council local Councillors who represent the Carse of Gowrie area.

Abernyte and Inchture are twinned with Fleac, Charente Region, France. The school has taken part in several twinning occasions in partnership with Inchture School and the Twinning Association. Families from Abernyte School, Inchture School and the Twinning Association host children and adults from Ecole Primaire A. Daudet Fleac. A week of exciting school and after-school activities are enjoyed by visitors, school children and hosts alike.

We are continuing our work to maintain our Eco Schools status and Health Promotion Award.

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