Welcome to Park Primary School and Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Oban. Here you will find some general information about our school and ELCC.
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Park Primary School is a non-denominational, co-educational school, situated in Dunollie, in the town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland. Our school was built in 1973. At the moment we have a roll of 240 pupils. Park is the second largest school in Oban.
Miss Ruth Verner is our Acting Head Teacher, and Mrs Eileen Crowe and Mrs Nicola Lane are our Acting Depute Head Teachers.
Our school has ten bright classrooms and a large hall, all on the one level. At the back of the school there is a tarmac playground, an all-weather sports pitch and a grass playing field, which is surrounded by farmland. In the middle of the school we have a quadrangle where there is a small pond, a vegetable garden and a learning area with tables and benches. At the front of the school we planted an orchard of apple, pear and plum trees. It gives us extra outdoor learning space. The grant for our orchard came from Grounds for Learning. Recently, we have also built an outdoor classroom – a woodland in our school grounds – with the help of our parents. This is used regularly by our ELCC and Primary 1 pupils.
We have a specialist teacher of P.E. along with visiting piping and fiddle instrumental instructors. Our classes are aided by Pupil Support Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants, Additional Support Needs Assistants and Classroom Assistants.
In 2019 our school was awarded its 8th Green flag. This award was the culmination of many years of hard work and effort on part of the whole school community to ensure that sustainable education is embedded in the life and work of the whole school.
We are a fully registered Fairtrade School. Fairtrade lunch menu, fairtrade snacks in the 5-a-day takeaway tuck shop, fairtrade plants in the school garden and fairtrade stalls at Christmas and Easter Fairs are just a small part of Fairtrade education in our school which extends into classroom activities.
In 2013 we had an Early Learning and Childcare Centre added to our school and at the moment we have 18 three- and four-year-olds enjoying the benefits of pre-school education.