The current Bannockburn Primary School building was built in 1965 and has 18 rooms, a support learning base, a nursery class, a large hall, a dining room and kitchen. An extension to the main building was completed in November 1993. This accommodates some of our Early Years classes. In 2020/2021 we will have 17 classes in the school including three classes in our Autism Provision and our Nursery.
We have an Autism Provision (AP) for children who have a language and communication difficulty. Whenever possible the children are included in mainstream classes and can be supported by teaching staff and our support for learning assistants.
Outdoor facilities include a large tarmacked playground alongside a large grass playing area which has a trim trail and an ECO garden. Our ECO Committee are charged with finding ways to improve and enhance our school grounds, ensuring that they remain litter free. We are also very grateful to our Parent Council who have used the funds raised from a variety of events, to enhance our playground areas with learning activities for all our children.
The school is owned and maintained by Stirling Council. Security systems are in place governing access to the building. We operate a system of signing in and out as well as issuing identification lanyards for visitors to our school. This is perhaps tedious for regular visitors/helpers but our parental community supports these measures for our children’s security. CCTV is also in operation.
There are six main entrances currently in use:
- Two separate Extension entrances for Primary 1 and Primary 2
- Gym Hall entrance for Primary 3 and Primary 4
- Playground entrance for Autism Provision
- Two separate entrances for Primary 4 – Primary 7 in the main playground
Our school has WiFi availability in every classroom and we make use of laptops, computers, Chromebooks and iPads to enhance learning experiences.
In line with Scottish Government expectations, we have a Risk Assessment for our school re-opening. Click Return to Schools RA Covid-19 Aug 2020 .