OUR SCHOOL

The Building

Our school serves the village of Sprouston and surrounding rural areas. The school was built in 1966 and has 2 classrooms and a nursery as well as a small hall/resource area. There is an extensive outdoor area for play, P.E and gardening. The outdoor area has been developed and the Nursery children really benefit from outdoor explorative learning and exploring.

Houses
All pupils are allocated to one of the houses, Hawthorn (blue), Rowan (green) or Willow (yellow) and house captains are appointed. Friendly competition is encouraged between houses within classroom and sports activities.

Pupil Participation Groups
It is very important that the children all have a real ownership of their own school and have a part to play in what happens in it. For that reason we split up every 3 weeks or so into pupil voice groups for around 45minutes. In that time they work with their groups to ensure important tasks are completed that impact in a positive way on the school. All children belong to one of the
following groups;
Pupil Council – tasked with looking at issues within the school and also with organisation of Fundraising events.
Eco Council - tasked with taking forward the eco school agenda throughout the school.
House Captains - tasked with leading their House, collecting and adding up House Points and arranging House Events throughout the year. JRSOs - tasked with promoting road safety throughout the school. This includes leading assemblies and also taking activities in classes. They also run competitions throughout the year to promote their very important key messages.

Uniform
We actively encourage the wearing of school uniform at Sprouston Primary. Apart from being practical and comfortable it gives a sense of pride and community within the school and when out and about on trips etc. The school uniform is a navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan with the school logo. Pupils are asked to wear a white polo shirt and grey, black or navy trousers/shorts or skirts. In the summer months girls may choose to wear a blue and white gingham dress. Sweatshirts, cardigans, jackets, fleeces and polo shirts may be ordered throughout the year. Please order online at Border Embroideries. Orders can be delivered to the school free of charge or to a home address for a fee. All items of clothing and other belongings should have the child’s name clearly marked. We discourage pupils from wearing certain items of fashion clothing, jeans, football shirts and unsuitable footwear. For safety reasons pupils should not wear high heels, bulky rings or bracelets or earrings other than studs. Jewellery should not be worn during P.E lessons Clothing and footwear grants are available through welfare benefits – see Scottish Borders Council website or ask at the school office for further information.
To order online:  https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/schools/sprouston-primary-school.html

School Lunches
School meals are available at a cost of £2.30 for a two course meal with the choice of two traditional dishes or a soup and sandwich option plus a drink of fruit juice, milk or water. The meals are cooked daily in our kitchen. Provision is also made for children to eat packed lunches. No glass bottles or fizzy drinks should be brought to school. School meals can be ordered through Parentpay. Free meals are available and application should be made to Scottish Borders Council (SBC) and permission granted. Application forms may be obtained from the SBC website or the school office.
All pupils in P1-3 are entitled to a school meal at no charge.
 

Catriona Finn

Headteacher

Ms McTeir

P1-7 Teacher

Mrs Fairbairn

PE Teacher

Miss Scott

Music Teacher

Mrs Burgher

Learning Support

Mrs Waddell

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Bass

Social Link Worker

Mrs Ashby

School Administrator

Mr Currie

Janitor