UPDATE 11/6/20

Summer critical childcare for key workers 

We will continue to offer a critical childcare service for the children of single parents who are key workers or for children with two parents if they are both key workers. We are also supporting children and young people from vulnerable families. 

We have already contacted key workers and families who are currently using our service. If you think you meet the criteria for this support, you can find out more and how to apply on the council’s website.  



UPDATE – 5/6/20

Interim information on returning to school in August

Below is a link to the interim information for parents regarding returning in August. Please note that this is all subject to change. Please let us know if you have any questions.



UPDATE – 4/6/20


Earlier this month, Renfrewshire Council asked parents and carers to submit their questions on schools and nurseries. Thank you to everyone who took part, there was a phenomenal response with more than 1,000 questions.  

Your most-asked questions were put to Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services, which you can see at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-schools. You can also find answers to many more questions there too. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support for our school during this difficult time. We hope to see you back in our school as soon as it is safe to do so. 

Refunds for school trip – P6/7 Residential Trip June 2020

I wanted to update you about arrangements to refund you for your payments for the above school trip. All payments will be refunded in full as soon as possible. We are currently working to make these arrangements and I will update you again as soon as I am able to confirm the exact details. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you for your patience and support in the meantime.


Scottish Government has set out the route map for schools and nurseries to reopen for children and young people across Scotland. You can read a statement from Director of Children’s Services, Steven Quinn, about the route map on the council’s website.



Coronavirus – national school closure

The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.

We are working with them to ensure continued support for children and families affected. We will provide more info as soon as we can.

Please follow the council on Twitter @RenCouncil or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates. Visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for health advice


We have a new phone number – 0300 300 0178

Remember we now have a school app. You can download this from the app/play store on your phone.  Just look for MySchoolApp – It has a logo of a stick person with a colourful background.  Once downloaded just search for St Anthony’s and sign up.

Please remember you can request a paper copy of our newsletter by contacting the school office.

We are now on Twitter – request to follow us @ StAnthonysSAPS

Our twitter is private so you will not be able to view it unless we add you.

We will be gradually reducing the amount of information posted on our website and we will focus on keeping our App and Twitter page up to date. 

If you are having any problems with our App or Twitter please contact the school and we can arrange to help you out!! 



Mrs McBurnie

Mrs. McBurnie




Students will have success for today and be prepared for tomorrow.

Welcome to St Anthony’s Primary School website.

St Anthony’s Primary is a catholic primary school with a unit for children with communictional disorders. We are situated in Spateston, Johnstone and have a school roll of 209 pupils. Our catchment areas are Elderslie, parts of Johnstone, Howwood and Lochwinnoch and our secondary school is St Benedicts High School.  Our local Parishes are St. Aidan’s, Our Lady of Fatima and Christ The King

You will find a copy of our school handbook  and policies  on the  information page.  We aim to help parents be involved in their children’s school life by uploading pictures and stories from our events and assemblies and holding multiple open afternoons, coffee mornings and events throughout the year.


If you have any suggestions/comments for our website please send them via email to