Portlethen Primary School is situated in Portlethen, a former fishing village 6 miles south of Aberdeen which has grown into a thriving community of around 7000 inhabitants. The school is at the north end of the town, its zone covering a mixed catchment area, both in close proximity to the school and in the coastal villages of Old Portlethen, Findon and Downies.
The present school building, erected in 1962 and extended in the 70s, provides 18 open plan and traditional teaching areas. Music, art, science and drama are taught in a portacabin erected in 2002.
We provide education for children from 3 to 12 years of age and have close links with our two neighbouring schools, Fishermoss Primary and Portlethen Academy, and with Newtonhill and Banchory-Devenick primaries. All 5 schools form the Portlethen Community Schools Network and work closely with other agencies to support children and families in the local community.
Nursery department: 9 – 11:30am
1 – 3:30pm
P1 – P7: 9am – 3:20pm
Morning break 10:30 – 10:50
Lunch break (P1 – P3) 12:10 – 1:10
(P4 - P7) 12:30 – 1:30
At Portlethen School our overarching aim is to develop the skills, attitudes and responsibilities needed to become:
- Encouraging all to reach their full potential through creative and independent learning
- Providing quality learning experiences which inspire and motivate us to become successful learners
- Encouraging pursuit of a happy, healthy and active lifestyle
- Providing a safe, secure environment which promotes well being and ambition
- Encouraging an understanding of our roles and responsibilities within our community and the wider world
- Providing opportunities to make informed and responsible choices and decisions, respecting the beliefs and values of others
- Encouraging the confidence to communicate ideas and opinions in a variety of settings
- Providing opportunities to use initiative to create and develop ideas in co-operation with others