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Week beginning 1st June 2021

Good morning everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. We are looking forward to the various transition events taking place this week:
Wednesday 2nd June:
Current P5 & P6 Pupil Transition (2.45pm start for pupils out with Bishopton and 3.15pm – 4pm for BPS pupils)
Current P3-P6 Parents’ Info Session: 6.30pm – 7pm (joining instructions can be found on the Dargavel blog)
Thursday 3rd June:
Current P4 Pupil Transition (2.45pm start for pupils out with Bishopton and 3.15pm – 4pm for BPS pupils)
Please contact myself or Jaki on 0300 300 1481 if you require further information about these events.

Depute Head Teacher Appointments

Following a very successful interview process, I am delighted to announce that Louise Chisholm and Tony Mayer were appointed as the Depute Head Teachers of Dargavel Primary. I’m sure you will join me in congratulating them both and we all look forward to welcoming them to the Dargavel team. A start date has still to be confirmed, however,  Mrs Chisholm and Mr Mayer are both very keen to be part of transition activities and to get to the know the pupils before the end of term.

Next week, we will be appointing the Principal Teacher post. I will keep you posed on the successful candidate.


Out of School Care at Dargavel

We can now confirm that Carli’s Kindergarten has been selected as the Out of School Care provider for Dargavel Primary School. The service will be based in Dargavel Primary School and will provide before school care, after school care and holiday provision. Carli’s will be flexible to meet the needs of all families and they have the facility to transport children between Dargavel Primary and Bishopton Primary. Please be assured that parents/ carers still have the option to use a different provider, however, Carli’s will be the only service based in Dargavel. Information on how to apply for a place will be provided in the next couple of weeks.


Dargavel Primary School – Building Update

Dear parent/ carer,

I want to update you with some welcome news about the new Dargavel Primary School. Following conversations between ourselves, the site developer and the contractor, it is confirmed that the ground floor and the outdoor space, including the outdoor learning areas, will be ready for the start of the new school year in August.

As previously advised, all Primary 1-3 pupils will be located in the new building from August 2021.

It is currently expected that the works for the upper floor will be completed shortly after the new school term; these minor works will include painting and minor fittings.  I am looking at options within the existing ground floor space to see if we can accommodate more pupils in the school from the start of term. I will discuss this with Head of Schools, Gordon McKinlay, and if this option is suitable and needed because the upper floor is not yet ready, I’ll confirm this in the next couple of weeks.

We have also updated the Dargavel Primary School webpage on the council website with the latest information. We will keep this page updated with the latest information as building works and school preparations move forward.

If you have any specific questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me, either by emailing or by joining the Dargavel Primary School Facebook group. Please remember to answer the membership questions on the Facebook page as you will only be approved as a member once these questions have been answered.

Kind regards,



Hi everyone and welcome to the Dargavel Primary School blog. This blog will be used to upload newsletters, documents etc that can’t be shared on the Facebook group, however,  the majority of Dargavel information will be posted on Facebook

Please find attached below the presentation that Mr Carlton shared with parents at last night’s Parent Forum meeting. It includes plans of the school and additional information relating to the uniform choice.

Dargavel Parent Forum Meeting 22 April 2021

Best wishes for the weekend.

Gerry Carlton

Interim Head Teacher