Positive Inspection for local school

St Andrew’s RC Primary School has been rated as ‘good’ for the quality of its learning, teaching and assessment in both the primary school and nursery.

Education Scotland

A team of Inspectors from the Scottish Government education standards body, Education Scotland, visited the school in June this year. During the visit, they talked to staff, parents, carers and children.


The inspection team found the following strengths in the school’s work:

  • Welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic children who are keen to engage in their learning and are proud of their school.
  • Nurturing and inclusive relationships across the school and nursery between the staff and the children resulting in a positive and warm learning environment where children feel safe and happy.
  • The commitment of all staff to improving their professional skills and knowledge, leading to positive outcomes for children.

Commendable inspection

Cllr Ellen Scott, Cabinet Member for Education congratulated the staff, pupils and parents:

“Well done to everyone in the school community for helping to achieve such a positive inspection.  There is no doubt that the commitment and enthusiasm shown by both staff and pupils has resulted in such a commendable inspection and I congratulate them all.”


Leader of Learning  Joanne Hunter said

“We are delighted to receive a good inspection rating from Education Scotland. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community, including our staff, children, parents and our parish. The inspection report highlights our strengths and areas of improvement, which will guide us in our ongoing efforts to enhance the learning experience for all our children.”

Valuable insights

The school’s Parent Council welcomed the report. It’s chair Clare Black said:

“I am very pleased that our school has received a good inspection rating from Education Scotland. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff in creating a positive learning environment for our children. The inspection report provides valuable insights into the school's strengths and areas for improvement, which I believe will contribute to further enhancing the educational experience for our children. “


19 Sep 2023