A very warm welcome to Tingwall Primary School’s updated website.  We hope that you will find the information contained within these pages helpful and informative. This is still very much a ‘work in progress’ so if you spot any errors, find a link that doesn’t work, have suggestions of any further information to include or any other useful feedback, please let us know.

Should you wish to contact the school or nursery you can do so in a number of ways:

Our school phone number is: 01595 807244

Our nursery phone number is: 01595 807224

Our school email address is: tingwall@shetland.gov.uk

Our nursery email address is: tingwallpsnursery@shetland.gov.uk

Our postal address is: Tingwall Primary School,  Tingwall, Shetland,  ZE2 9SE

Tingwall Primary School is situated 6 miles north of Lerwick. Its catchment area comprises Tingwall, Griesta, Girlsta and Wadbister.  A number of parents also make written requests for placement from out with the catchment area. It is a non-denominational Primary School, open to boys and girls between 3 and 12 years old.   Nursery provision is provided in our new Nursery classroom and Primary provision in our four composite primary classrooms. The school roll is presently 84  with a maximum of a further 32 children in the Nursery.

There are four full-time equivalent class teachers and a part-time ASN techer.  The Head teacher is also the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) teacher,  There is one  full-time and three part-time Learning Support Workers (LSWs), who work closely with the teachers to support pupils with additional support needs in each class.  There are two  part-time Learning Support Assistants/ Playground Supervisors who work mornings only.

Art, Music and PE are delivered weekly by visiting specialist teachers. There is an opportunity for pupils from P5-P7 to learn fiddle and guitar.

Our Primary School day is:

0900-1040 Primary morning session

1040-1105 Primary morning break

1105-1245 Primary mid morning session (P1 until 12.25 and P2/3 until 12.35)

1245-1330 Primary lunchtime

1330-1500 Primary afternoon session

Nursery Session:



Kindest regards

Mrs Mags Birrell

Head Teacher