Kintore School, a village school situated twelve miles north-west of Aberdeen, serves to provide primary and pre-school education for the local area. Despite recent population growth there is still a village atmosphere with a strong sense of community.
The School has sixteen classrooms, two General Purpose Rooms and extensive Pre-school and Special Needs accommodation. Two further classrooms are available for children with Additional Support Needs. Six additional relocatable classrooms are now sited in the rear playground. We have excellent games hall facilities which can also be used for concerts etc.
The smaller games hall provides dining facilities during the day. In the school grounds we have an adventure playground, an area for a wildlife garden and an all-weather, floodlit sports facility.
In August 2012 the school roll stood at 598 pupils. The nursery enrolment stood at 120 for the end of the session. Teaching staff consisted of the Head Teacher, three Deputes, a Principal Teacher (for the cluster) and 22 class teachers. Pupils with Additional Support Needs receive small group teaching and classroom support from teachers of Support for Learning. Specialist teachers support the teaching of ICT, Music, P.E., Drama, Art, French and German and Home Economics.
Our teaching team is ably supported by a number of ancillary staff such as Pupil Support Assistants, Nursery Nurses, school administrator and reception staff. The building is managed by Robertson Facilities Management (RFM) which also provides janitorial and cleaning staff.
The school has an active PTA and Parent Council; both bodies ably support the school and its role in the community. The school is divided into 4 Houses, each represented by 2 House Captains and 2 Vice Captains. Pupil views are also heard through Class Representatives, Junior Road Safety Officers and Eco Schools Groups. Strong links exist between the school and the community i.e. Kintore Church and local businesses.
HMIe carried out inspections of the school and nursery (February 2010); the report reflected very favorably on the school, the parents and the community.