About our school

The Village of Rothienorman is settled in an attractive rural location eleven miles north-west of Inverurie and 12 miles south west of Turriff. Within the village there is a shop, a hairdressers, a florist, a restaurant/café, a vets, small industrial units, a well-utilised village hall and the Rothie Inn. There is also a well-supported football and bowling club with respective grounds. A picturesque church and play park completes the picture. The school is non-denominational and the catchment area is the village of Rothienorman and the surrounding rural area. Please see the map of the catchment area in the coloured pages in Section 5. The school’s current roll is 156 in total which includes 25 pupils in nursery. Rothienorman School provides education for children aged 3 – 12 i.e. from ante-pre school nursery – P7. Rothienorman Primary School has 6 full time teaching staff, and a nursery teacher and 2 nursery nurses who work mornings only. The Head Teacher is non class committed. Specialist teachers help with the delivery of Art and Design, French, Music, Drama, Information and Communications Technology and Physical Education. We also have visiting specialists who provide support for learners on a weekly basis. The school also works closely with a range of other support agencies and volunteers in order to provide the best possible experience for children with additional support needs. Our Active Schools Coordinator provides a range of additional active and sporting activities for the children. The staff are supported by 1 school administrator, 1 receptionist/clerical assistant, 5 pupil support assistants (most part time) and 4 kitchen staff, 3 cleaners and a full time janitor. On leaving Rothienorman Primary School the pupils transfer to Meldrum Academy, Old Meldrum. Rothienorman School is part of the Meldrum Community Schools’ Network and works closely with the other 12 schools in the Network. Community links are a valued part of school life. The school is used for a range of community activities, including after school sports and activity clubs. The school has a very supportive Parent Partner Group (PPG) and associated sub groups. These groups support school improvement activities and raise additional funds to provide many extras for the pupils in the school. Devolved budgets are managed in accordance with authority guidelines in order to support planned improvements in the school. HMIe last inspected the school in 2011. The school is accredited at commended level as a Health Promoting School, has a bronze Enterprise Award and a Silver Eco School Award. The school has also been recognised as a Bird Friendly School.

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This school is part of Aberdeenshire council