Callander Primary


A warm welcome to Callander Primary School. We hope you find the information contained on the website useful.

Callander Primary is situated in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Nearby is the River Teith and dominating the sky line is the magnificent Ben Ledi.  At Callander Primary there are currently 10 primary classes from P1-P7, an Autism Provision and a Nursery with places for 60 children across morning and afternoon sessions. There is a gym hall, dining hall, nurture room, a G.P Room and two community learning spaces. There are playground facilities at the rear of the school which include two playgrounds and a large field area, flower beds and vegetable garden . There are also local woodlands situated near by which the children access to enrich their learning. The school is part of the McLaren Learning Community and most of our Primary 7’s transfer to McLaren High School. There are strong links with the high school and with the other 10 primary schools in the learning community.

We have a highly committed staff at Callander Primary who provide high quality learning and teaching experiences, and who contribute to the creation of a positive, vibrant learning environment. Together, we ensure a nurturing, safe, caring ethos where every child is valued as an individual. Our school motto of

“Dream, Believe, Achieve”

encourages the children to develop a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop high aspirations. We encourage the children to develop their own talents and interests and we support this by ensuring the children experience a wide range of activities both within and out with the school day.

We are committed to building close, effective partnerships with families and the wider community so that together we can support the children to become enthusiastic learners who are motivated to achieve endless possibilities. We regularly plan opportunities to share the children’s learning experiences through a variety of different ways. We work closely with both our Parent Council and our Parent Reps group as well as benefitting from a large number of parent volunteers who support our children in class alongside the class teachers.

At Callander Primary School the children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, confident and enthusiastic. We strongly believe that learning should be fun, innovative and motivating ultimately ensuring the children become successful learners, confident individuals responsible citizens and effective contributors.


Tanya Starkey



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