Our context and our school
Kinneil Primary and Early Years Campus is a non-denominational primary school, with an Early Years Campus, situated in the middle of Bo’ness, which is to the east of Falkirk. We currently have 11 classes from Primary 1 to Primary 7, as well as an Early Years Campus that caters for children from 0 to 5 years old all year. We now have over 350 children altogether in our Early Years Campus and School. Our school roll has increased by approximately 50% in 7 years. Almost all of our children attend Bo’ness Academy for their secondary education.
During 2016-2017 23.1 % of our children were entitled to Free School Meals (FME), higher than the local average (16.6%) and national average (17.9%). 19% of our school roll live in the lowest 15% SIMD (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation) area. We have received £79 200, for session 2017-2018, from the Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) to work towards closing the poverty related attainment gap.
At Kinneil we enjoy extensive school grounds, which include a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), a grass area the size of two 7 aside football pitches, a friendship shelter, ECO area known as 'the forest', playground painted games, an outdoor speaker system (in each playground), garden planters, picnic benches, and lots of large fixed equipment.
Our children are enthusiastic, friendly, welcoming and well behaved, with good school attendance overall. Our staff are very hard working and very committed to doing their best for each and every child in our school. 'Pupil Voice' and 'Pupil Leadership' is very strong and well embedded in our school culture. We have meaningful Pupil groups/ roles for: Literacy, Numeracy, Pupil Council, Library, ECO, Health, Citizenship, Enterprise, Gardening, Digital Learning and more depending on School Improvement Priorities.
Our school is well resourced and enjoys improving links with the local and wider community, something which we are looking to develop further. We enjoy a very successful partnership with our Parent Council which is open to all of our parents.
Kinneil Primary and Early Years Campus: Working together, through a nurturing approach, for success and achievement so that our children become confident, responsible and successful citizens both now and in the future.
To achieve this we aim to
Building Friendships, Building our Future.
(Reviewed September 2017)